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Matthew James Porter Coffman

Matthew James Porter Coffman

also known as Matthew Coffman, Matt Coffman

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor

About Me

Matthew J.P. Coffman is passionate about being a Columbus Employment Lawyer.  In his practice as a Columbus Ohio Employment Attorney, Matthew specializes in representing employees against their employers.


A non-exhaustive list of some of the issues in which Matthew provides representation includes the following: (i) disability discrimination (ADA); (ii) unpaid overtime wages (FLSA); (iii) age discrimination (ADEA); (iv) employment discrimination based upon sex, pregnancy, race, color, religion, or national origin (Title VII); (v) FMLA interference or retaliation; (vi) wrongful termination; (vii) retaliation; (viii) harassment and sexual harassment; (ix) hostile work environment; (x) failure to pay minimum wage (FLSA); (xi) whistleblower retaliation; (xii) failure to pay prevailing wage ; (xiii) workers' compensation retaliation; (xiv) unemployment appeals; and (xv) severance negotiations.


Prior to establishing Coffman Legal, LLC, Matthew gained experience working at a law firm based in Columbus, Ohio and another located near Dayton, Ohio.  Matthew’s professional work experience added to the foundation that he strived diligently to build in advance of the commencement of his career as an attorney, including in positions with a county prosecutor, a city prosecutor, a judge in the Sixth District Court of Appeals, and a judge in the Franklin County Municipal Court.


Coffman Legal, LLC was founded upon Matthew’s empathy for those individuals who are unable to represent themselves and his commitment to the provision of affordable, first-rate, and zealous representation.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Employment & Labor: 100%
    5 years



Hourly ($200-300/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

36 total 

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Coffman. Very experienced and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Brice Newell

    I endorse this lawyer.


    James Newell Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2015
One of Three Best Employment Lawyers Columbus, OhioThreeBestRated.com2015
Top ContributorAvvo2014
Pro Bono Service CommendationThe University of Toledo College of Law2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney / OwnerCoffman Legal, LLC2012 - Present
AssociateCheek Law Offices, LLC2011 - 2012
AssociateElsass, Wallace, Evans, Schnelle Co., LPA2010 - 2011


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ohio Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Barrister's Leadership Program - CBAMember2012 - 2013
Columbus Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Age Discrimination CaseResolved before trial
Whistleblower / RetaliationResolved before trial
Disability Discrimination CaseResolved in a manner satisfactory to my client.

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Publication NameTitleDate
WordpressYour Ohio Employment Attorney Blog2014


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University Of ToledoLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Ohio State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2006