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Bret Patrick Coale

Medical malpractice Attorney at Decatur, IL

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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2008
    Status
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About Bret

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Bret Coale joined Hughes Tenney Postlewait Coale, LLC, as an associate attorney in 2013, and he became a partner in 2018. Prior to joining the firm, Bret worked for a firm in Decatur, Illinois, representing lenders in mortgage foreclosures and mediations. Mr. Coale currently focuses his practice in the defense of medical malpractice actions and all aspects of medical care. In addition, he represents clients in commercial litigation and general litigation matters.

Mr. Coale was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in 2008. He has also been admitted to practice law in the Northern District of Illinois. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Decatur Bar Association.

Mr. Coale received his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden in 2008, and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Illinois in 2002.

Prior to entering law practice, Mr. Coale worked in the title insurance industry and has experience conducting closings, managing escrow accounts, conducting title searches and drafting title policies. 

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Location

Hughes Tenney Postlewait Coale, LLC
101 S. Main Street
Suite 300
Decatur, IL, 62523

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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hughes, Tenney, Postlewait, Coale, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Heavner, Scott, Beyers, & Mihlar, LLC
  • 2008 - 2013

Education

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Associations

  • Illinois Lawyer Assistance Program
  • Downstate Representative
  • 2020 - Present
  • Resolution Systems Institute
  • Certified Foreclosure Mediator
  • 2016 - Present
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute, Professional Liability Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Decatur Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Decatur Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Decatur Bar Association
  • President
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Decatur Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Decatur Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Defense Research Institute, Young Lawyers Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2019
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Plaque of Recognition to the President
  • Decatur Bar Association
  • 2018

Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Motion Practice and Pleadings: Getting What You Want Written Materials
  • 2022
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Building Your Civil Trial Skills Written Materials
  • 2022
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Tool Kit - Ethical Considerations (co-author of written materials)
  • 2017
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Navigating the Residential Foreclosure Maze - Mediation - Written Materials
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Navigating the Residential Foreclosure Maze
  • Mediation
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (6)
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Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bret has a wide-reaching understanding of the law, particularly with respect to the defense of medical malpractice claims, and he a truly talented trial lawyer. He combines his skill with the highest level of professionalism and civility."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bret and I worked together for almost 5 years. Over this period he distinguished himself as a premier litigation attorney. Bret's ability to aggressively and fairly advocate for his clients has allowed for his continued success."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bret and I worked were opposing counsel on a serious case that involved sensitive subject matter and complex legal issues. Bret was a strong advocate for his client while at the same time courteous and professional. Bret is an excellent attorney and does a great job for his clients."
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Decatur Medical malpractice Lawyer Bret Patrick Coale
Bret Patrick Coale
Medical malpractice Attorney
Decatur, IL
Licensed for 15 years
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