Matthew Posgay

Coker Law
136 East Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 356-6071

Partner Matthew Posgay is board certified by The Florida Bar in Civil Trial Law and in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocates. He has tried over 70 civil cases, with more than 60 to verdict. Prior to joining Coker Law, Mr. Posgay was a shareholder in a statewide insurance defense firm and the managing partner of their Jacksonville office. However, he knew his talents would be better used to make a difference in the lives of those who suffered personal injury or were dealing with the difficult circumstances surrounding the wrongful death of a loved one.

Mr. Posgay has a long history of involvement in professional, fraternal and civic organizations, serving in leadership positions for many of them. He has been listed as a Florida Super Lawyers every year since 2010, and recently was named a Fellow of The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society of the Litigation Council of America. He also volunteers much of his time to the improvement of the legal profession and the community, as both a speaker in The Florida Bar’s Justice Teaching Program, and as a coach and Sunday School teacher.

If you have never needed to meet with a personal injury attorney before and don’t know what to expect, Mr. Posgay walks you through the process of what you should bring with you, approximately how long it will take and how you and your attorney will determine what are the best steps to take to learn more about the type of case you may have.

Matthew can be reached at his email address:

Years of Litigation Leads To A $1 Million Settlement for Coker Law Client

Coker Law Battles Walmart Over Pedestrian Death

Coker Law Battles Citizens Insurance For Refusing To Pay

Employees Ban Together After Near Fatal Fiery Explosion

Holiday Trip Turns Into Interstate Catastrophe

Coker Law Receives Settlement in National Sexual Harassment Case

Golfer Gets Verdict Amount of $1,051,630.00 To Help Her Get Back on the Greens

Additional Information
Areas of Practice
Motor Vehicle Crashes
Trucking Crashes
Railroad Crashes
Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Medical Malpractice
Brain/Spinal Cord Injury
Bad Faith
Alternative Dispute Resolution
General Litigation
Civil Litigation
Toxic Torts
Ethics And Professional Responsibility
Insurance Coverage
Insurance Disputes
Sexual Abuse
Assault And Battery
Animal Bites
Slip And Fall
Inadequate Security
Negligent Security
Premises Liability
General Negligence
Dram Shop Laws
Construction Accident
Products Liability
Motor Vehicle Defects

Born: September 23, 1970 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

University of Florida:
Bachelor of Arts (1991)
Juris Doctor (1994)
University Honors And Activities
College of Law Dean’s List
Journal of Law and Public Policy, Editor
Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Vice Justice
Phi Kappa Phi
Florida Blue Key

Bar Admissions
Florida (1995)
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida (2000)
United States District Court, Northern District of Florida (2003)
Professional Honors, Activities And Affiliations

Board Certified
Civil Trial Law - The Florida Bar, 2007-present
Civil Trial Advocacy - National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2009-present
Civil Pretrial Practice - National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2012-present
American Association for Justice
The American Bar Association
The Florida Bar:
Chairperson, Grievance Committee “4A”, 2010-2011
Member, Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee
Chairperson, 2018-2020
Vice Chairperson, 2017-2018
Florida Justice Association (Eagle Member):
Board of Directors, 2010 - present
Cornerstone Award, 2016
Shoe Leather Award, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015
Rising Star Award, 2013
Lawyer to Legacy Silver Eagle Award, 2011, 2017
Jacksonville Justice Association
President, 2015-2016
Vice President, 2014-2015
Treasurer, 2010 - 2014
Executive Committee, 2009- 2010
Jacksonville Bar Association
University of Florida Levin College of Law Alumni Council:
President, 2011 - 2012
President Elect, 2010 - 2011
Secretary, 2009 - 2010
Board of Directors, 2003 - 2019
University of Florida Levin College of Law Law Center Association Member, 2019 - present
American Board of Trial Advocates:
Jacksonville Chapter President, 2016-2017
Jacksonville Chapter Vice President, 2015-2016
Jacksonville Chapter Treasurer, 2014-2015
Jacksonville Chapter Secretary, 2013 - 2014
Jacksonville Chapter Historian, 2012 - 2013
Florida Super Lawyer, 2010 - present
Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2013, 2019
The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013 - present
University of Florida National Alumni Association, Lifetime Member
University of Florida Outstanding Young Alumnus, 2011
Who's Who in America
Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
W.D. Perkins Bar Association
Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association
Florida Association for Women Lawyers
Jacksonville Business Journal
Ultimate Attorney Award, 2019
Attorney at Law Magazine
2019 Community Service Award
America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2017
America's Top 100 Attorneys- Lifetime Achievement, Northern Florida

Seminars And Presentations
Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute, faculty member/lecturer, August 2015, August 2018
"My First Closing Argument," Florida Justice Association, February 2015, February 2017
"Collateral Sources," Florida Justice Association, May 2016
"Litigate Like A Jedi- Helpful Tools For Mediation," Florida Justice Association, May 2015
"Traffic Statutes To Know And Love," Florida Justice Association, September 2015
ABOTA Masters in Trial, Mock Trial, presenters/member of Plaintiff team, April 2017
Automobile Case Law Update, Florida Justice Association, June 2014
"Plaintiff's Closing Argument," Opening Statements and Closing Arguments, ABOTA January 2014
"Mediation Strategies in the Defense," Mediation Strategies and Technology Advantages Seminar, Florida Justice Association, May 2013
"Get What You Want and What you Need," Florida Justice Association, September 2011
"Now they want to accept responsibility a.k.a. JUST ANOTHER LIE," Florida Justice Association, March 2012
“Collateral Sources: An Overview,” Florida Justice Association Collateral Services Seminar, January 2010
“Confessions Of A Former Insurance Defense Attorney” – Florida Justice Association, Masters of Justice Seminar, December 2009
“The Graves Amendment: Florida State and Federal Court Interpretations” – 2008 Florida Liability Claims Conference
“Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Claims” – National Business Institute – May 2007
“Discovery in Florida Bad Faith Litigation” — National Business Institute – June 2004

Civic Activities
Hendricks Avenue Baptist Athletic Association-Baseball Coach, 2009 - 2016
Florida Bar Justice Teaching Volunteer, 2006 - present
Florida Bar Speakers Bureau Volunteer, 1999 - present
Duval County Public Schools/Jacksonville Bar Association Civics in the Classroom Volunteer, 2014 - present
Friends of Wolfson, member and volunteer
Friends of Landon, member and volunteer
Habitat for Humanity/Habijax Volunteer
Sunday school teacher