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Wade Benjamin Coye

Personal injury Attorney at Orlando, FL

4.7   24 reviews

also known as Wade Coye

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  • State Years
    New York - NY 8 years
    Michigan - MI 8 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 15 years
    Florida - FL 34 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Wade

Learn Wade’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    60%
    Personal Injury is a very broad category. It includes auto accidents, truck accidents, motor cycle accidents, slip and fall, dog bites, wrongful death. Essentially anytime someone is injured because someone was negligent. Even if the injured person was partly at fault, they may still have a claim in Florida

    33 years

  2. Workers compensation
    20%
    Workers Compensation applies when someone is injured at work. This can mean if the person is in a car wreck and they are "on the clock" that they would have potentially two cases, workers compensation and an automobile insurance case. Job injuries are very common in blue collar type industries such as construction, although we represent many first responders, teachers, office workers, theme park workers, hotel workers and farm workers.

    33 years

  3. Military law
    10%
    Veterans Disability. We assist veterans with injuries and illnesses in obtaining the maximum benefits allowed under the law.

    14 years

  4. Social Security & Disability
    10%
    Social Security Disability is a retirement and disability insurance plan that is paid for by employees and employers in equal amounts. If a person has an injury or illness where they are expected to be out of work a year or more, they may have a claim for disability benefits.

    32 years

US ARMY VETERAN. OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE. CHECK OUT MY REVIEWS AND GIVE ME A CALL.

If you are reading this, you have likely hired my office for your case or you are searching for the best lawyer for your case. I sincerely believe that before hiring ANY lawyer you need to know something about them beyond the basic information like where they went to school, what organizations they belong to, how many years they have been a lawyer, etc.    

Hiring a lawyer is, in many cases, 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! 

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. Fun fact: We were married in and still attend that church today. I was raised on a dairy farm in Central New York where I worked for my Dad and Grandfather. Being raised on a farm, I am no stranger to hard work. In addition to farm work, my brothers and I had a paper route and delivered the Syracuse Herald Journal 7 days a week!

I have had a variety of life experiences, from serving in the United States Army Infantry (1/41st Infantry Battalion, 2nd Armored Division), to serving two Members of Congress in Washington D.C. I have practiced law in Central Florida for over 27 years, representing thousands of consumers in large and small, simple and complex legal cases in Florida, New York, District of Columbia, Georgia and Michigan.

I started Coye Law Firm in 1991 (then known as the Law Office of Wade Coye) and over the years, I have developed a multi-disciplinary expert legal team that I am very proud of. My team and I handle cases as diverse as personal injury, workers' compensation, disability, probate and family law. We have recovered millions on behalf of our clients.

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 and in order 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 even 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.

So now that you know a little about me, I want to leave off by saying 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. 

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4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wade Coye Law Is absolutely a top notch firm
Wades approach to legal advice sets the standard for others to follow. Our son was involved in an accident and Wade was absolutely, 100 percent committed to helping us... Responding to questions and concerns. Not to mention being a top notch Attorney. Thank you again Wade!!!
Posted by Alfredo | September 25, 2013
One of the few good lawyers in Orlando who will give it to you straight
Excelent team of lawyers and staff who made me feel comfortable and informed as we navigated through the legal process. If I ever need an attorney Wade Coye and Dan Smith at the Coye law Firm will be my first call.
Posted by Tracy | May 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My experience with Mr Wade coy
Wade coy and his team were awesome. Mr Wade was always right on top of everything . He actually listened and did what was best for me he is a very good lawyer I would recommend him to anybody if I ever need a lawyer again it will be coye law firm . Mr Wade coye you are awesome. Mr coye is a great attorney. .
Posted by Bill | August 30, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The model for all attorneys
Wade provides straightforward confident advice and direction based on years of experience and always up to date knowledge. This as well as his many other positive attributes and strong staff helps to put his clients at ease. Wade has your back. Thank you!
Posted by Rick | March 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No complaints so far
The staff seem quite capable. We are just getting started:so, that is about all I can say.
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Nice and straight forward.
Very straight forward w your case.
Posted by Karen | March 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case Manager - Josh
Josh is awesome. He was very professional, patient and thorough. This is a difficult process, and he made me feel comfortable and made it relatively easy. He spent a lot of time with me, and I truly appreciate it! Excellent job! Karen
Posted by Paul | December 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wade Coye
Wade is a true Gentleman. Wade is an Attorney. No, this is not an oxymoron. Wade is a very nice, kind and thoughtful man who just happens to be a very talented lawyer. If you find yourself in need of an Attorney due to a personal injury, a social security dispute or any of a number of other legal issues do yourself a favor and contact the Coye Law firm. I'm certainly glad I did. Oh, by the way, Wade is a U.S. Army veteran. Thanks for your service Wade and thank you for helping me when I needed it, and when I still need it.
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Posted by Roderic | November 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best, most straight forward lawyer in Orlando
I first hired Wade almost 20 years ago. He was instrumental with helping to negotiate and transact the sale of my business. I had dealt with several other lawyers in Orlando prior to meeting Wade. Since day one, he has always been straight forward and honest with me. He was effective and efficient, and he was good at counseling me what to expect each step of the way. Every time I need a lawyer, I always call Wade. Tried and true, no need to go any where else.
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Posted by Katrina | July 7, 2015
Endorsement for Wade Coye
I have had the pleasure of mediating with Wade Coye over the past 10-15 years and have always found him to be professional, prepared and an excellent advocate for his clients. In addition to be a great lawyer, he has integrity and good judgement. I a pleased to endorse him.
Posted by Casey | June 9, 2015
Incredible Attorney!
I have known Wade Coye for many years, as well as the other attorneys at his firm. He is responsive, timely, kind, caring, and professional. If you are involved in a legal matter, it is a stressful time with a lot of uncertainty. Wade and his team work in your best interest and keep you informed along the way. He is personable and approachable, which is more than can be said about a lot of other attorneys! There is a reason why Wade has the great reputation that he does in the courts and in the community.
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Posted by Susan | April 9, 2015
Terrific Representation - Very Caring and Professional
I have known Wade Coye from some years ago when I was involved in building his wonderful offices in College Park. When I was involved in an accident in August of 2013, and needed a lawyer to protect my rights, Wade was top on my list. We had developed a good working relationship previously, and I must say I was very impressed at how hard he worked for me on my accident case. He was diligent about making sure that all of my questions and concerns were addressed - and consistently showed concern at my physical well being. The warmth and personal caring that were exhibited also impressed me. Wade is a very honest and upfront attorney, and his staff are very helpful and prompt in returning calls and emails. I hope to never find myself in this situation again, but if I do, I will definitely seek out Wade Coye.
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Posted by Delois M. | September 27, 2013
Excellent!
Mr. Coye and his team have been very open and honest with me about my worker’s comp case since the very beginning. I admire the honesty, respect, communication, and loyalty in getting the job done. It’s not about the money, it’s about the honesty and they’ve been 120% excellent. I heard about them back in 2006 by another lawyer who told me, “you gonna be happy with him” and I’ve been satisfied ever since.
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Posted by Dale | September 24, 2013
He cares.
Let me first say that Mr. Coye is a brilliant attorney. His knowlege of personal injury law, workers compensation law, and social security is top notch. He always works efficently and tirelessly to ensure the best results for his cleint. With that being said, Mr. Coye's best attribute is his ability to care for his clients. He is very sympathetic towards his clients and has the ability to empathize with them in a manner that most attorneys do not have. I would most definitely recommend him to represent you in your case.
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Posted by Jessie M. | September 19, 2013
On a scale of 1-10, I give them a 10!
On a scale of 1-10, I give them a 10 and on a scale of 1-5 I give them a 5! They did a great job on my case and didn’t hide anything from me. They told me step by step what’s going on and didn’t deviate from the plan. I appreciate them just calling to check up on me sometimes even if there wasn’t any update. My wife and I appreciate everything they’ve done for us.
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Posted by Lorraine T. | September 17, 2013
They did a great job!
The Coye Law Firm has been awesome in handling my case. I came to them for an auto accident that left injuries to my neck, back, and shoulders. They gave me great advice and really took care of my case. My husband and I heard about them from the yellow pages and we decided to go with The Coye Law Firm because he was an U.S. Army Veteran. I would certainly recommend them to others!
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Posted by James Pepperman | September 5, 2013
Excellent Service. I Highly Recommend the Coye Law Firm!
The Coye Law Firm has handled two different cases for me and throughout my time with them, I had received nothing but excellent service. Before I sought an attorney I wanted to make sure that the firm was professional in handing its cases. I came to the Coye Law Firm for my auto accident back in 2009 that left me with a fractured rib. They were very understanding and handled my case with integrity and care. I came back in 2013 for my Worker’s Compensation claim and received the same exceptional service. Salim, Carter, and Phil were always professional and handled my case without hassle. I have referred many friends to them and will continue to recommend them due to their professionalism and quality of service.
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Posted by David | January 3, 2013
A great law firm
Wade is a old Army buddy from long ago. His firm is proffesional, knowledgable, and made my personal injury case very easy. I was hurt, they helped me find doctors, be organized, and helped me through my ordeal.
Posted by Rob | October 8, 2012
Great Attorney!!
I first worked with Wade Coye about 10 years ago on a work accident. He helped me so much with that case that I knew if I ever needed help again, I would go back to his firm, but hoped that time would never come. Unfortunately, I was in a bad car accident in November 2010 and I called his office. Wade Coye and his associates stayed on top of my personal injury case and did everything to make the process easier on my wife and I, including helping with a child support modification case and filing for social security. I would not think twice about contacting Wade Coye for anything else in the future. I highly recommend Wade Coye and his firm to anyone.
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Posted by John | October 4, 2012
The Coye Law Firm is very professional and has integrity.
After being injured in the line-of-duty Jan/2002, I felt as though my treatment was not being handled correctly and I had a lot of questions about what comp was doing. I did not know who to turn to, so I went and talked with two other attorneys who did not seem interested and wouldn't help me. A fellow Fireman recommended to me, to go meet with Wade Coye. Mr. Coye agreed to take me on as a client not to soon after my consult. Everything that Mr. Coye and Mr. Dan Smith told me, has worked out to be true and in my favor. At no time did anyone over promise anything to me. Everything worked out just as they told me it would. Even since I moved to another state four years ago, the Coye Law Firm still keeps me up to date and still is working hard on my case. One day when I was talking with Christina Cisney with the firm; I told her that I was having a bad pain day. I received a card and a treat to cheer me up practically the next day. That personal touch is very rare these days! I would recommend the Coye Law Firm to anyone needing legal representation and/or even just a consult. Client from approx 2003 to present
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-45%
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner, Managing Partner
  • Coye Law Firm
  • 1991 - Present
  • Infantry
  • United States Army
  • 1982 - 1984
  • Staff Assistant
  • United States House Of Representatives
  • 1979 - 1980

Education

  • University at Buffalo Law School, The State University of New York
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986
  • State University of New York, College of Agriculture and Technology at Morrisville (Morrisville State College)
  • Associate of Arts
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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

Associations

  • 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
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice, Justice List
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Workers Advocates
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Lead Counsel Rating in Personal Injury Law - Plaintiff.
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2017
  • Lead Counsel Rated in Personal Injury - Plaintiff
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
  • Best Personal Injury Lawyer in Orlando
  • Expertise
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • 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
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Patriot Award
  • Employer Support of Guard and Reserve
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Special Report
  • Special Report: After You have Been in An Accident
  • 2015
  • Special Report
  • Special Report; Workers' Compensation Process in Florida
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Weekly Lunch Meeting
  • What Inspired Me to Write 'Sharing the Secrets, Learning the Lies'
  • 2016
  • 15th Memorial Day Service
  • Memorial Day Speech
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (18)
Endorse Wade
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He literally wrote the book on the secrets you need to know to win your case."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wade is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"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."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Coye is a fellow lawyer in the legal community with an excellent reputation. I referred my father to him and Mr. Coye assisted him with estate planning. Mr. Coye and his staff are professional and a pleasure to deal with."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Having previously interned and worked for Wade, I can assure that he is very knowledgeable in his practice areas; in particular Worker's Compensation, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability. He is a hard worker and always strives to obtain the best outcomes for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I would recommend Mr Coye and his law firm. They are an excellent group of attorneys who provide top notice legal services."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the opportunity to work for Wade while attending law school. It is through that experience that I learned invaluable lessons in time management and work ethic. The attorneys at the Coye Law Firm are smart, courteous, and understand the issues that there clients are experiencing. They will absolutely put in the time and effort needed to get the job done. Wade is a zealous advocate for his clients and that mentality shines through with the rest of the firm."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Wade Coye. He is very experienced, aggressive, intelligent, and will tirelessly represent his clients. Wade distinguishes himself from the rest of the pack by looking out for his clients long term best interests by taking the time out to understand his clients needs and expectations. He will explore all legal, business, and realistic options to maximize his clients recovery. He truly cares about each of his clients. He will spend the time and effort to help them in their legal, life, and/or business needs. His knowledge and experience of various types of law are second to none."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Wade is more than a great attorney. He is an amazing man. What make him a great lawyer are things that have nothing to do with law at all. Because before he is a lawyer he is a great Father, caring husband, loyal business partner, advocate for what’s right, and an amazing friend. Wade’s passion for helping others results in a creative thought process allowing him to reach success were others have failed. If we judged him on his “wins” he would be a fantastic lawyer. But he will tell you to judge him based on everyday hard work, dedication, and persistence. And that is what makes him an exceptional lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Wade is exceptionally bright and hard working. He cares about his clients and will aggressively represent their best interests."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Mr Coye for decades. He is an exceedingly well respected attorney in Central Florida. I am personally aware that he brings his vast life experience and legal experience to ALL of his cases. He is ultra-responsive to his clientele and obtains remarkable results. Two thumbs up."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Although Wade and I are not in the same law firm, I had a chance to work together with him to represent a badly injured client. He is an excellent lawyer and I would hire him myself if I needed a personal injury lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Wade Coye. He has an expansive and detailed knowledge of the area of torts, and can provide concrete, useful advice and guidance. He is a pleasure to work with, and I look forward to working with him again."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Wade and I worked together at a firm right out of law school. Since then, we have worked together on many matters. I appreciate his integrity and expertise. I also often and highly recommend him to clients, friends, and relatives. Their response has been consistently positive."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Wade has a strong commitment to his clients interest and works diligently to promote the best outcome."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Wade is a tireless advocate for his clients! I strongly recommend him as a personal injury attorney."
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