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Matthew James Porter Coffman

also known as Matthew Coffman, Matt Coffman

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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


  1. Employment: 50%
  2. Discrimination: 25%
  3. Sexual Harassment: 15%
  4. Wrongful Termination: 10%



Hourly ($300-350/hour), contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (45 minutes)

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  • Peter George Friedmann

    I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a great attorney. He always provides thorough and diligent representation for his clients.


    Peter Friedmann Employment and labor Attorney
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  • 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.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2015
One of Three Best Employment Lawyers Columbus, OhioThreeBestRated.com2015
Top LawyersColumbus CEO Magazine2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney / PrincipalCoffman Legal, LLC2012 - Present
AssociateCheek Law Offices, LLC2011 - 2012
AssociateElsass, Wallace, Evans, Schnelle Co., LPA2010 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Columbus Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Barrister's Leadership Program - CBAMember2012 - 2013
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 University Moritz College of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2006