136 East Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 356-6071 www.cokerlaw.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Insurance Bad Faith Alternative Dispute Resolution General Litigation Civil Litigation Contracts Toxic Torts Ethics And Professional Responsibility Mediation 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
Personal Born: September 23, 1970 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Education 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: Associate 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