If you are reading this it is likely because you have hired my office in your case or are thinking about it. I sincerely believe that before hiring any lawyer you need to know something about them beyond things like where they went to school and what organizations they belong to, case results etc.
In my case you should know that the most important thing in my life is my wife, Joan and my five children. They are the lights of my life. I met my wife Joan at a Methodist church picnic. We were married in that church and still attend today. I was raised on a dairy farm in Central New York where I worked for my Dad and Grandfather, (A fun fact about me is that in addition to farm work, my brothers and I had a paper route, delivering for the Syracuse Herald Journal 7 days a week.) served in the United States Army, two Members of Congress and have practiced law in Central Florida for over 25 years, representing thousands of consumers in large and small, simple and complex legal cases in Florida, New York, District of Columbia, Georgia and Michigan.
My team has obtained outstanding results in a variety of cases. But the fact is I would by lying to you if I told you every case turns out the way our clients and ourselves would like. Like all lawyers we have cases that have achieved an outstanding result, and some we lost. (If a lawyer tells you they never lose a case you should run out the door).
I have a multi-disciplinary expert legal team that I am very proud to have developed over the years which handles cases as diverse as personal injury, workers compensation, disability, probate and family law. We have recovered millions on behalf of our clients. One of the first things you hear in our office is "how can we help". My goal is to be helpful with a client's legal matters. In fact, my practice areas and my office revolve around our efforts to help our clients. Many times I find that a client may actually have several legal matters that have arisen from one incident. To get a better result we find it best to coordinate efforts. For instance if a person was working while driving a motor vehicle and was in an accident, this injured person could have a workers compensation case, a personal injury case, a no-fault case, possibly a social security disability case, a long term disability case and possibly a case against their health insurance company. In some cases, a person may have a family law matter that has been somewhat caused by the loss of income from an accident. We find the same applies when there has been a death. This type of case requires both a probate action and a wrongful death suit, along with other areas of the law to coordinate. The interrelationship between these practice areas means if your lawyer doesn't understand each area well and coordinate benefits appropriately, you, the client may not receive the best result.
Hiring a lawyer is in many cases is a very intimate decision since many legal cases are about the impact of an event on you and your family. It's very personal. If we are to work together in a legal case, it is important to get to know each other. I value our relationship and work to completely understand the impact of a legal case on you, which I believe is invaluable to obtaining the best result possible for you. You will find that my advice will be direct and straight forward, as if, in some cases, I was making a decision with a family member.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French
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Wade Coye is a prime example of how to start and build a successful law practice. I interned for Mr. Coye over 20 years ago when his practice was just starting to grow. Since then, through his hard work and dedication, he has built his practice to be one of Orlando's most recognized and respected firms.
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2015||11/03/2015|
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1989||09/08/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|AV rated||Martindale Hubble||2014|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Patriot Award||Employer Support of Guard and Reserve||2013|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Owner, Managing Partner||Coye Law Firm||1991 - Present|
|Infantry||United States Army||1982 - 1984|
|Staff Assistant||United States House Of Representatives||1979 - 1980|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Organization of Veterans' Advocates||Member||2013 - Present|
|Bar Association of the District of Columbia||Member||2008 - Present|
|Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Florida Justice Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida||Admitted to Practice||1990 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice, Justice List||Member||N/A|
|Florida Workers Advocates||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|CAPITAL CITIES/ABC-TV N.Y. v. WAGNER||Claimant won his case. Trial court, appellate Court and Florida Supreme Court Ordered carrier to provide benefits|
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|Special Report||Special Report: After You have Been in An Accident||2015|
|Special Report||Special Report; Workers' Compensation Process in Florida||2015|
|Wade Coye's Blog||Wade Coye's Blog||2015|
|Word Association Publishers||Sharing the Secrets, Learning the Lies: A Guide to Florida Personal Injury||2015|
|Wade Coye Blog||Coye Law Firm blog||2012|
|Disability lawyers discuss the needs of disability clients||Coye Law Disability Center blog||2012|
|State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|State University of New York at Buffalo||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|State University of New York, College of Agriculture and Technology at Morrisville (Morrisville State College)||Interdisciplinary Social Science||Associate of Arts||1978|
|Monthly Meeting||Affordable Care Act Regulatory Problems and Solutions||2014|
|15th Memorial Day Service||Memorial Day Speech||2013|
|Televised Public Service Announcement||Memorial Day Public Service Announcement Remembers Veterans||2011|
|13th Annual Memorial Day Service||Memorial Day Remarks||2011|