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Wade Benjamin Coye

also known as Wade Coye

About me

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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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 70%
    25 years
  2. Workers Compensation: 20%
    25 years
  3. Social Security: 5%
    24 years
  4. Probate: 3%
    26 years
  5. Wrongful Death: 2%
    25 years



Contingent (25-45%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

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  • Steven William Neimeyer

    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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Contact info

Coye Law Firm

730 Vassar St
Suite 300
Orlando, FL, 32804-4921


MIActive And In Good Standing201505/14/2016
NYCurrently registered 201503/07/2016
DCActive 200807/10/2016
FLMember in Good Standing198906/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
AV ratedMartindale Hubble2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Patriot AwardEmployer Support of Guard and Reserve2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner, Managing PartnerCoye Law Firm1991 - Present
InfantryUnited States Army1982 - 1984
Staff AssistantUnited States House Of Representatives1979 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Organization of Veterans' AdvocatesMember2013 - Present
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaMember2008 - Present
Aircraft Owners and Pilots AssociationMember2003 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationMember1995 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice1990 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for Justice, Justice ListMemberN/A
Florida Workers AdvocatesMemberN/A
Florida BarMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
CAPITAL CITIES/ABC-TV N.Y. v. WAGNERClaimant won his case. Trial court, appellate Court and Florida Supreme Court Ordered carrier to provide benefits
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Publication nameTitleDate
Special ReportSpecial Report: After You have Been in An Accident2015
Special ReportSpecial Report; Workers' Compensation Process in Florida2015
Wade Coye's BlogWade Coye's Blog2015
Word Association PublishersSharing the Secrets, Learning the Lies: A Guide to Florida Personal Injury2015
Wade Coye BlogCoye Law Firm blog2012
Disability lawyers discuss the needs of disability clientsCoye Law Disability Center blog2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
State University of New York at BuffaloPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
State University of New York, College of Agriculture and Technology at Morrisville (Morrisville State College)Interdisciplinary Social ScienceAssociate of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Weekly Lunch MeetingWhat Inspired Me to Write 'Sharing the Secrets, Learning the Lies'2016
Monthly MeetingAffordable Care Act Regulatory Problems and Solutions2014
15th Memorial Day ServiceMemorial Day Speech2013
Televised Public Service AnnouncementMemorial Day Public Service Announcement Remembers Veterans2011
13th Annual Memorial Day ServiceMemorial Day Remarks2011