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Kendall B. Coffey

Kendall B. Coffey

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Kendall Coffey is a courtroom lawyer who fights for the rights of his clients in high stakes business disputes as well as in high-profile cases such as Miami’s historic voter fraud trial, the Elian Gonzalez saga and the 2000 Presidential recount litigation. As the former U.S. Attorney for South Florida, he headed one of the largest federal prosecution offices in the country. He has also authored numerous legal works and is a legal commentator on national news networks sharing his perspectives on major cases and controversies.

He is currently a partner at Coffey Burlington with offices in Miami, Florida.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Litigation: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Coffey Burlington

Office in the Grove
2699 S Bayshore Drive, Penthouse
Miami, FL, 33133-5408



FLMember in Good Standing197808/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers2010
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers2009
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers2008
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers2007
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers2006
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct faculty member for Florida Constitutional LawUniversity of Miami School of Law2008 - 2008
PartnerCoffey Burlington2006 - Present
PartnerCoffey & Wright2002 - 2005
U.S. AttorneySouthern District of Florida1993 - 1996
Adjunct faculty member for Trial PracticeUniversity of Miami School of Law1991 - 1993
Law Clerk to Hon. Lewis R. MorganU.S. Court of Appeals1978 - 1978


Publication NameTitleDate
Prometheus booksSpinning the Law2010
LexisNexisForeclosures in Florida2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of FloridaN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1975

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The Florida Bar Media Law Committee Annual Media Law ConferenceReporting on High Profile Cases2011
Navigating Criminal Appellate PracticeEthical Considerations of Media Coverage and the Impact of the Internet in Criminal Cases2011
Fidler Institute on Criminal JusticeHandling High-Maintenance Trials and Clients2011
2011 Media Law ConferenceReporting on High Profile Cases2011
2011 Annual Florida Bar ConventionForeclosure Jurisprudence in Florida after the Real Estate Collapse2011
2011 ABA Section of Litigation & Criminal Justice Joint Annual ConferenceDirect and Cross: How to Get What You Need from Every Witness2011