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Gina D. Coggin

Workers compensation Attorney at Gadsden, AL

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About Gina

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Gina Coggin was looking for a “get out of jail free” card when she decided to become a lawyer.

Coggin was home from college and “in trouble with my parents”. So she decided to go downstairs to her father John Coggin’s study, read his law books and just try to get back in good graces.

“I stayed down there forever,” she said. “I was just fascinated.”

The pre-med major went back to the University of Alabama, took a few law-related classes and just got the bug.

She then began going with her father, who was a district judge at the time, to hear cases. Her fate was sealed by two of her father’s actions: his involvement in a domestic case and his work in juvenile court.

“I went with him to hear a domestic case in Scottsboro and it was a particularly difficult case, it involved allegations of Satan worship..it was one of those bizarre cases that come along now and then,” she said. “During that case I realized how important law was relating to the lives of people.”

Then-Judge Coggin’s office also was filled with mementos from kids who had gotten in trouble. Mementos that thanked him for saving their life, talking the time to turn their life around.

“I knew that I wanted to do something that would make that kind of difference, make that kind of difference for the good,” she said.

After graduating from Alabama, Coggin headed to Cumberland Law School, her father’s alma mater. She was very active in Moot Court, was on the National Trial Team and helped bring the Negotiation Team to Cumberland. Many of her fellow students were in law school to launch a lucrative career. Coggin said she was there so she could make a positive difference in people’s lives.

After graduation, Gina took somewhat of an unexpected path and went to work as an Etowah County assistant district attorney. She was in charge of a pilot program that centered on prosecuting child sex crimes. Again, a chance to help others.

After a few years in the District Attorney’s office, Coggin was recruited into a plaintiff's firm primarily to represent victims of employment discrimination.

“I asked my father what he thought I should do, I had never represented a plaintiff,” she said. “He told me the people I would be representing would be just as much victims as the victims I had represented in criminal cases.

“And they are,” she added. “They are victims of corporate greed, victims of horrible behavior by CEOs, victims of unsafe working conditions; they are all victims, just victims of a different kind.”

Coggin’s passion for helping people won her the ALAJ Al Sansone award a few years ago, has made her a must call person when ALAJ needs help on legislative issues and has taken her to her current job as chair person of the association’s worker’s comp division.

Her zeal does not go unnoticed in the courtroom, the Statehouse, her church or as a mother.

“I love being able to go to Montgomery and encourage our politicians to do the right thing,” she said. “I think as lawyers we have a moral obligation to try and balance the scales...as we all say...without us, who?”

“Being a mother has made me a better person, a better wife, and a better lawyer,” she said. “I now have a greater understanding of and sympathy for what families go through.

“I understand the victim of an automobile wreck who can’t work and doesn’t know how they are going to buy diapers; a father who has been injured on the job and wonders how in the world he is going to support his family on a worker’s compensation check.”

“People are very surprised when they first find out I am a lawyer,” she said. “As a Christian I believe your ministry is your job and I know that I am serving the greater good and the Lord in my practice.”

Photos and videos

Time Limits on Filing Worker's Compensation Claims in Alabama
Leaving Future Medicals Open in Alabama Worker's Compensation
What to do if your Worker's Compensation claim is being denied

Location

The Coggin Firm, LLC
Po Box 8070
Gadsden, AL, 35902-8070

Reviews

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Posted by roger wright | October 31, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Pleased!
Out of the lawyers that replied to my request for help Gina replied back right away, had the most sincere response, and she had a great sense of wanting to help. I wish she lived near me because I would hire her in a minute!
Posted by Mary Ann | October 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best
Gina and Staff are awesome to work with you on your legal needs. She has been there for me not long after she first started Practicing. Gina Coggin and Staff are very Considerate, and Caring for the Clients. If you have a legal Need, Do Not Hesitate to Contact one of her Staff, to get you an appointment time. "SHE MAYBE LITTLE BUT SHE IS LOUD", AND SHE WILL BE THERE TO FIGHT FOR HER CLIENTS ! Don't wait call her today for your legal needs
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Posted by Henry | August 30, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Social Security Disability
Gina Coggin represented me and my case in a very professional manner and made me feel as if my case was important to her. I would and have recommended her to represent friends and family.

Cost

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  • Contingency 15%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Coggin Firm, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Rhea, Boyd, Rhea & Coggin
  • 1995 - 2012
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Etowah County District Attorney's Office
  • 1993 - 1995

Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Alabama
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Associations

  • American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • Admitted
  • 2015 - Present
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Etowah County Chapter American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Admitted
  • 1996 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • Admitted
  • 1995 - Present
  • Etowah County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Chairman, Workers' Compensation Section
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Attorneys in Alabama
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2013
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • American Registry
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyers in Birmingham Magazine
  • Top Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Sansone Service Award
  • Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2005
  • President, Workers Compensation Law Section
  • Alabama State Bar
  • 2004
  • Board Member of the Year
  • Child Advocacy Center
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Alabama Judicial College Conference
  • Caselaw Update: Top 10 Workers’ Comp Cases For the Plaintiff
  • 2015
  • 2015 ASIA Winter Conference
  • How to Handle Case Managers Hired by Plaintiff’s Attorney
  • 2015
  • Workers' Compensation CLE
  • Case Law Update - The Most Significant Workers’ Compen- sation Cases in the Past Year (Plaintiff)
  • 2014
  • Alabama Judicial College Annual Conference
  • Caselaw Update: Top 10 Workers’ Comp Cases For the Plaintiff
  • 2014
  • Alabama Judicial College Annual Conference
  • Caselaw Update: Top 10 Workers’ Comp Cases For the Plaintiff
  • 2013
  • Alabama Judicial College Annual Conference
  • Caselaw Update: Top 10 Workers’ Comp Cases For the Plaintiff
  • 2012
  • 26th Annual Workers' Compensation Seminar
  • Caselaw Update: Top 10 Workers’ Comp Cases For the Plaintiff
  • 2012
  • Alabama State Bar CLE
  • Caselaw Update: Top 10 Workers’ Comp Cases For the Plaintiff
  • 2011
  • Alabama Judicial College Annual Conference
  • Caselaw Update: Top 10 Workers’ Comp Cases For the Plaintiff
  • 2011
  • Alabama Judicial College Annual Conference
  • Caselaw Update: Top 10 Workers’ Comp Cases For the Plaintiff
  • 2010
  • Alabama Bar Association Conference
  • Workers' Compensation Law Updates
  • 2010
  • 24th Annual Workers Compensation Seminar
  • Caselaw Update: Top 10 Workers’ Comp Cases For the Plaintiff
  • 2010
  • CLE Alabama Workers' Compensation Law
  • Post Judgement Recourse
  • 2009
  • Alabama Judicial College Annual Conference
  • Caselaw Update: Top 10 Workers’ Comp Cases For the Plaintiff
  • 2009
  • 23rd Annual Workers' Compensation Seminar
  • Caselaw Update: Top 10 Workers’ Comp Cases For the Plaintiff
  • 2009
  • Alabama Judicial College Annual Conference
  • Caselaw Update: Top 10 Workers’ Comp Cases For the Plaintiff
  • 2008
  • Alabama Judicial College Annual Conference
  • Caselaw Update: Top 10 Workers’ Comp Cases For the Plaintiff
  • 2007
  • Alabama Judicial College Annual Conference
  • Caselaw Update: Top 10 Workers’ Comp Cases For the Plaintiff
  • 2006
  • Alabama Judicial College Annual Conference
  • Caselaw Update: Top 10 Workers’ Comp Cases For the Plaintiff
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gina Coggin is not only an incredible person with great integrity, she also excels in her knowledge of her practice areas, especially Social Security. I have trusted and relied on her for many years and will continue to do so."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Gina is a dedicated, diligent and professional attorney bound to solve even the most complex and challenging cases. She is a the top notch attorney in his areas of practice and a well respected lawyer in the legal community. I recommend her quality services without hesitation to anyone seeking legal representation."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a caring skilled lawyer who specializes in Workers Comp. She is a leader in the trial bar."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Gina's 5 stars speak volumes about her. She is an excellent asset to the Avvo Community."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 29
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Potential personal injury clients need to read Gina's biography on her firm's web site. Very interesting background, and looks like a lawyer's lawyer to me. Call Gina's firm and ask for her if you or a family member has a serious personal injury matter you'd like advice on."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Coggin is a smart and thorough lawyer. She is certainly someone to meet with if you have been injured on or off the job. Go see her!"
Car accident Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gina is very thoughtful, creative and energetic in analyzing legal issues presented to her which set her apart in the legal community. I am pleased to endorse this lawyer."
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Gadsden Workers compensation Lawyer Gina D. Coggin
Gina D. Coggin
Workers compensation Attorney
Gadsden, AL
Licensed for 30 years