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Matthew James Porter Coffman

Employment and labor Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Matthew Coffman, Matt Coffman


Licensed for 13 years

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Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    50%
    Practice covers employment law matters, including: (1) wage and hour issues of unpaid overtime or other wages; (2) FMLA interference and retaliation; (3) employment discrimination; (4) wrongful termination; (5) harassment; and (6) retaliation

  2. Discrimination
    25%

  3. Sexual harassment
    15%

  4. Wrongful termination
    10%

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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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Licensed for 13 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/09/2022

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

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Coffman Legal, LLC
1550 Old Henderson Road
Suite 126
Columbus, OH, 43220

Reviews

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Posted by Christy | June 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
sexual harassment
I had been working with Mr.Coffman for over a year and half on this case. When I contacted him, he didn't hesitate to help me. He always gave great advise, always took the time to talk to me if it was 5 mins or 2 hours on the phone. He never made me feel rushed. He is so personable, honest, and professional. I couldn't have been happier with anybody else. I am over joyed with his commitment and hard work. I am also very pleased with the outcome. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
Mr. Coffman was hired by me to represent me on a FLSA Violation of Labor Laws case where my former employer refused to pay me for Overtime hours I worked while classified as a non-exempt employee. Mr. Coffman demonstrates considerable passion for the law & shows overwhelming desire to gain the clients trust & confidence in his abilities. I was pleased with the easy access I had to my attorney throughout my case and pleased to report my case was settled at the mediation stage leaving me with a settlement award that I felt I could live with. If you are looking for an attorney who is serious about providing topnotch service then Mr. Coffman is a great choice for you. He will fight for what is best for his client.
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Posted by Roger | April 13, 2014
Outstanding lawyer
After calling several attorneys regarding my situation with my employer, I received a call back from Matthew Coffman advising that I had a case of discrimination and unlawful termination. Matthew's representation was outstanding. He took his time to answer all of my questions and answered my e-mails in a timely manner. I would recommend him due to his willingness to to help and make sure that his client comes first.
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Posted by Brittany | March 23, 2014
Highly Recommended Lawyer
I was a client of Coffman Legal and Matthew Coffman is one of the best lawyers around! He was very dedicated and trustworthy. I would definitely recommend him!
Posted by Kay | October 26, 2013
severance pay
I worked with Mathew on a severance pay negotiation case with a former employer. Mathew was professional and easy to work with. He answered my questions and offered solutions. He made sure that I understood what was happening with my case every step of the way. He responded to my telephone calls and e-mails quickly. He has an extensive knowledge of the law and gave me good sound advise. He negotiated with my former employer to obtain a fair and reasonable settlement. He pointed out to my former employer that I was paid considerably less than my male counterparts as well as being laid off with a group of people over the age of 40. I was please with the results. If the need ever arises that I need an employment lawyer I would contact Mathew.
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Posted by Don | October 25, 2013
A dedicated attorney that will get you results
Mr. Coffman Recently represent me in a case. He did an excellent job. We were able to settle out of court in a very speedy manner. A case that could have been drawn out over a year or two was settled in a matter of months. In that time frame he got me the result I wanted. His dedication to my case was great. I would recommend him to friends or family any day and would hire him again in the future if needed.
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Posted by Julie | October 23, 2013
Successful win!
I hired Matthew Coffman to handle my case. His knowledge, care, diligence and professionalism won my case and prevented a great financial loss. I highly recommend Mr. Coffman!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-425 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney / Principal
  • Coffman Legal, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate
  • Cheek Law Offices, LLC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Elsass, Wallace, Evans, Schnelle Co., LPA
  • 2010 - 2011

Education

  • University Of Toledo
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • Unpaid Overtime Case
  • Resolved in a manner satisfactory to my client.
  • Disability Discrimination Case
  • Resolved in a manner satisfactory to my client.
  • Age Discrimination Case
  • Resolved before trial
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Associations

  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Barrister's Leadership Program - CBA
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • One of Three Best Employment Lawyers Columbus, Ohio
  • ThreeBestRated.com
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus CEO Magazine
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (37)
Given (34)
Endorse Matthew
Employment and labor Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a great attorney. He always provides thorough and diligent representation for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Intelligent and compassionate with superior communication skills."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"From review Attorney Coffman's client reviews and contributions to AVVO you can see that he is an excellent attorney who cares deeply for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Other
"Top notch lawyer in this field and one of the best lawyers in the state. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great attorney!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Coffman provides solid legal advice. Great advocate."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Coffman is a trusted member of the legal community whose contribution is greatly appreciated and valued."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Matthew Coffman provides a valuable service in the Avvo community by posting thorough and helpful legal answers for individuals who came here asking for some advice on their case. He demonstrates an excellent knowledge of the law and compassion to help people in need. He has earned respect from his colleagues in the legal industry. I fully endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Other
"Excellent, compassionate and wonderful attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Matthew Coffman. Active member in Avvo donating his time helping people with legal questions. Obviously has an excellent knowledge of the law. A respected member in our field."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very good attorney that does great work for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Matthew Coffman. Donates time posting thoughtful and accurate legal answers on Avvo to help individuals asking for advice. An asset to our profession."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew Coffman. Very knowledgeable attorney who provides thoughtful and accurate legal answers on Avvo. He is an asset to our profession."
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