Matthew N. Posgay

Coker Law
Coker Law
136 East Bay St., Jacksonville, FL 32202 UNITED STATES
JacksonvilleFL 32202
(904) 356-6071
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Matthew Posgay is a partner with our trial law firm, Coker, Schickel, Sorenson, Posgay, Camerlengo & Iracki. He is board certified by The Florida Bar in Civil Trial Law and in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocates. His areas of focus include complex, serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. He has tried over 70 cases, with more than 60 to verdict. Mr. Posgay received his law degree in 1994 from the University of Florida and is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, in addition to the Middle District and Northern District of Florida's Federal Courts. Before joining our firm, he was a shareholder in a statewide insurance defense firm and the managing partner of their Jacksonville office, but he knew his talents would be better used making a difference in the lives of those who suffered personal injury or were dealing with difficult circumstances surrounding the wrongful death of a loved one. Mr. Posgay has a history of involvement in professional, fraternal and civic organizations, dating back to his time at the University of Florida. He served as an executive officer of his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon, in addition to serving as its Philanthropy Chairperson. He also served in various leadership positions while being a member of Florida Blue Key. Active in several professional organizations, Mr. Posgay is a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Justice Association (FJA). He has been honored by the FJA multiple times with the 'Shoe Leather Award for his dedicated and effective contributions to their legislative agenda. In 2010, Mr. Posgay was selected to the Florida Super Lawyer List, exclusive to 5% of lawyers in Florida and has been named to the list each year since then. Currently, Mr. Posgay is the Vice-President of the Jacksonville Justice Association. He is an Associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), currently serving as the chapter's secretary, as well as a member of the American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association. Mr. Posgay served as Chairman of the HabiJax Committee for the Jacksonville Bar Association in 2007. He is a frequent speaker in The Florida Bar's Justice Teaching Program and served as President for the University of Florida's Law School Alumni Council. Mr. Posgay has also found time to serve as a Sunday School Teacher and coaches Little League Baseball. Matthew can be reached at his email address: mnp@cokerlaw.com

Additional Information

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

American Association for Justice The American Bar Association The Florida Bar: Chairperson, Grievance Committee '4A Member, Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee Florida Justice Association (Eagle Member): Board of Directors, 2010 - present Jacksonville Justice Association Vice President, 2014 Treasurer, 2010 - 2014 Executive Committee, 2009- 2010 Jacksonville Bar Association University of Florida College of Law Alumni Council: President, 2011 - 2012 President Elect, 2010 - 2011 Secretary, 2009 - 2010 Board of Directors, 2003 - present American Board of Trial Advocates: Associate Jacksonville Chapter Secretary, 2013 - present Jacksonville Chapter Historian, 2012 - 2013 Florida Super Lawyer, 2010 - present Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2013 The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013 - present University of Florida National Alumni Association, Lifetime Member Who's Who in America Florida Justice Association Rising Star Award, 2013 Shoe Leather Award, 2010, 2012, 2013 Silver Eagle Award, 2011 Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated

Seminars And Presentations

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 - present 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 Habitat for Humanity/Habijax Volunteer Sunday school teacher
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