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Jennifer Lee Coughlin

Personal injury Attorney at Bend, OR

4.8   29 reviews

also known as Jen Coughlin

  • Licensed for 17 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2006
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Personal injury
    Jennifer's personal injury civil litigation practice focuses on auto accidents and medical malpractice.

    18 years, 100 cases

I love my job!   I have found a way to help people in my community and throughout Oregon.  I enjoy assisting clients through the maze of insurance laws and getting them the best possible settlement.  I find the art of negotiating with insurance companies on behalf of my clients rewarding, as well representing their interests in mediations, arbitrations and trials.  When not pursuing the above endeavors, I enjoy living in Bend and all that it entails, such as mountain biking, skiing, and hiking with my two dogs.  I feel very fortunate to be able to pursue a career that I love while getting to live in such a beautiful place. 

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Hawn & Coughlin, LLP
965 SW Emkay Dr.
Suite 200
Bend, OR, 97702

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4.8 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
Posted by Katherine | September 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer! Knowledge, ethical, kind.
Jennifer helped my Dad several years ago. She did a great job. She made the process very easy for my elderly parents, was always very understanding, respectful and kind. She helped get my Dad get the closure he needed with a very unfortunate situation. I’m grateful for her service.
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Lawyer
After a bike/auto collision I was involved in required me to seek legal counsel I interviewed multiple lawyers. Jennifer stood out from the others immediately; she is straight forward, honest, open, excellent communicator and generally a great human. For nearly 3 years she and her team managed my case which included multiple surgeries, insurance companies and other parties lawyers. She worked hard and diligently to ensure I was compensated for my injuries and even after settlement has been available to answer questions and help with any lingering issues. She is the only personal injury lawyer I would recommend.
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Posted by Sheila | June 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
One of the first the things I appreciated about Ms Jennifer L. Coughlin was how much and how well she listened to my concerns. Then she gave me advice on how I should proceed to best care for myself and explained in detail the options available to me to resolve my personal injury claim. Ms Coughlin's staff was always very cheerful and helpful. Being a physician I have had many opportunities to work with personal injury attorneys. I must state Ms Coughlin cares more about her client, myself, and worked beyond expectations to resolve my personal injury case.
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Posted by Billy | May 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you to Jennifer Coughlin
Ms. Coughlin recognized the importance of securing a critical piece of evidence that was not obviously accessible, and then took on our family's wrongful death case at the end of 2014. Her actions basically sealed the fate of the case that took two years to settle out of court. Without her, we would not have received the settlement we did and the plaintiff, my brother, would not have had the courage to continue living. Her influence in the case was that strong. We will always be grateful for what she did and how she went about it.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An excellent advocate!
Jennifer did an excellent job of advocating for me! She was kind, courteous, and thorough. She kept me informed throughout the entire process. She worked really really hard on my behalf and I am VERY grateful for her! She is excellent at what she does.
Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Personal injury defense for malpractice surgery
Jennifer Coughlin took my case ,when other Law firms including bigger names, skeptically turn me down. Not being intimidated and without hesitation took on a surgeon of well-known Medical Institution. She is a great communicator collecting every detail and fact of the case to reach conclusion and justice. Unequivocally would return or recommend her and the firm to anyone
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Posted by Denise | May 16, 2018
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Excellant Service
I was injured in a serious accident and hired Jennifer to represent me. It involved a Worker's Compensation claim. She was terrific as a go-between with the Worker's Compensation adjuster when I needed to request specific treatment and I was having difficulties getting authorization. It was a long year and a tough recovery and Jennifer was always available for me. I will always appreciate her diligence on my behalf.
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Posted by John | May 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Tenacious, Smart, and Committed to Justice
I was in a serious car crash and hired Jennifer to represent me in litigation against the driver that hit me. She spent many hours reviewing medical records and meeting with me in order to become fully informed about all the details of my injuries and the way my injuries negatively impacted my life. She was already an expert on personal injury law so once she fully educated herself on the extent and details of my injuries she began her negotiations with the insurance carrier. Because of her preparation, expertise in personal injury law, dogged determination, and persuasive negotiation skills, she was able to quickly secure a relatively large settlement. Hiring Jennifer Coughlin was the right decision. If you hire her I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
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Posted by Marti | May 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Car accident settlement
I cannot express that amount of gratitude I have for Jennifer Coughlin and her team. They are truly amazing. She is extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. I settled my claim very easily and effortlessly in a relatively short amount of time. All due to Jennifer’s hard work. I could not have gone down this road without Jennifer and Stephanie.
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Posted by Bekah Perkins | July 29, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Look no further
My daughter and I talked with Emily first to set up the appointment with Jen. Emily was GREAT a real asset to the law firm. Jen gave us solid advise on how to proceed , we will be contacting the other parties insurance company ourselves and if they aren't willing to settle , Jen said she will then intervine and it WILL be settle. One of the many good traits Jen has is she truly looks after her clients best interest. God Bless you Jen and Emily
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Posted by Melody | February 18, 2014
I definitely recommend Jennifer Coughlin!
I was referred to Jennifer's firm by a friend. What a lucky break for me! Jen was super busy, but when I explained that we had only four days to file my claim, she was on it. She is professional, courteous, very knowledgeable, and confident. She fought for me, and really took care of me. She is very kind and compassionate, but also tough and smart. Having her on my side was a Godsend. Many thanks to Jen and the staff for everything you did for me. I would definitely recommend this firm, Jennifer specifically, and will not hesitate to use them again.
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Posted by Ashley | January 2, 2014
Jen is incredible.
Jen was helpful and went above and beyond throughout the entire process. Communication skills were incredible: she let me vent when venting was needed and provided realistic expectations. Where some people find requesting "status updates" irritating, Jen realized I was just trying to understand what was going on and made every effort to keep me aware of the process. I would definitely return and regret not calling Jen sooner! I recommend Jen to anyone considering legal counsel.
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Posted by Sherrie | April 3, 2013
Successful Arbitration Settlement
Our accident was the result of an under/non insured drunk driver and we were forced to settle with our insurance company. Jennifer Coughlin's representation allowed us to receive a better settlement than without representation. We never thought we would find ourselves in that type of situation and hope to never again. She made a very difficult situation managable and we would not hesitate to use her services if ever needed in the future. We have recommended others to her law firm and will continue to in the future.
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Posted by Chris | March 20, 2013
Thorough, through and through
My personal injury case resulting from a motorcycle accident was complicated enough for me to seek counsel, but Jennifer Coughlin's attention to detail and love for her job put me at ease with the entire process. She regularly updated me on the various benchmarks necessary to prevail against an intransigent third-party adjuster. I am very satisfied with the outcome of my case and would recommend Jennifer and her firm to anyone with similar needs.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2013
Solid Representation
Jen did a great job and I would highly recommend her. She is very knowledgeable of issues that must be dealt with in getting a case resolved. In particular, her knowledge of Medicare and the Secondary Payor Act was a very important part of our settlement. I was very impressed with her knowledge of the system and ability to navigate the problems efficiently.
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Posted by Ralph | February 12, 2013
Creme de la Creme of Central Oregon Attorneys
I've been represented on two occasions by Jennifer's firm. Both were personal injury cases one in 2007 when I was represented by the senior partner and again in 2010 when Jennifer personally represented me. Both cases were complicated due to significant pre-existing conditions and both involved at fault drivers who were underinsured necessitating filing claims against my own insurance company for underinsured motorist. In both cases I received the policy limit from the at fault driver's insurance company as well as the maximum allowable from my own underinsured motorist policy. Jennifer never gave up on my case or took the easy way out despite repeated low ball offers from my own insurance company. She practically camped on my neurosurgeon's doorstep in order to go over the medical file with him and get him to write an opinion letter in support of my claim. Phone calls and emails were always responded to promptly by Jennifer and her staff and when I was released from St Charles after a cervical fusion Jennifer was there to drive me home. Jennifer's professionalism, legal knowledge and compassion are far above reproach. Need I say more?
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Posted by Bill | September 21, 2012
Jennifer Coughlin, personal injuey claim
Jennifer represented me in a very unique and difficult personal injury claim. Although we did not realize a large percentage of our claim, I came to realize, with her help, that our result was just and fair given the extraoridinary circumstances. Through the entire eighteen month process she communicated in a timely manner and I remain grateful for her wisdom and perserverance to see my case through to a succesful conclusion.
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Posted by Janice | September 4, 2012
Such a huge help!
It was such a relief having Jen work for me. Having Jen deal with the insurance companies for me was awesome. Jen kept me well informed of what was going on and asked for my opinion on all decision that needed to be made, as well as helping me obtain the best possible monetary settlement. I will recommend Jen and her firm to everyone and would not hesitate to use them in the future.
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Posted by Steve | May 20, 2012
A great Lawyer
Jennifer did a fantasic job on my car accident claim. The insurance company refused to even pay half of my medical bills, so i called Jennifer. She was able to get them to pay all of my bills and more! Thank you Jennifer, you are amazing!
Posted by Kathryn | January 22, 2012
Bend PI attorney is a fighter
Don't let her pretty face fool you. This lady knows how to go for the throat. Big corporate insurance companies want to diminish your personal injury complaints. They want to intimidate you and your attorney. Jennifer is not intimidated by big insurance companies, in fact, I think it's fair to say that she loves the challenge. What I found most remarkable about Jennifer was that she returned phone calls and emails with lightening fast speed. This is important when a client is enduring a stressful event. I really can't praise her enough. My NET settlement was nearly double what the insurance company offered me. Another great attribute Jennifer has is that she is an outdoor enthusiast. She understood my grief at not being able to kayak, ski, and hike as I could before the accident. I highly recommend her.
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  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Brothers, Hawn & Coughlin
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • Hurley Re
  • 2006 - 2008


  • Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Colby College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Medical Negligence
  • Mediated and Confidential settlement
  • Laser Burn
  • Mediated and settled for a confidential sum
  • Confidential Party Names
  • $950,000
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  • Oregon Humane Society
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2014 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Uniform Civil Jury Instruction Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Membership Committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Guardian Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Women for Winesense
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Chair, Pro Bono Committee's Certified Program Expansion
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Communicty Action Foundation of Central Oregon
  • Board member
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon
  • Board Member and Chair
  • 2007 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Accomplished Business Leaders Under 40
  • Cascade Business News
  • 2013


  • Martindale-Hubbell publication
  • Medical Malpractice Myths
  • 2010
  • Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education
  • Fundamentals of Civil Trial Procedure
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Medical Records Law
  • Medical Records Law
  • 2012
  • Chiropractic Group of Bend
  • Chiropractors and PIP
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (8)
Endorse Jennifer
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Coughlin is a highly skilled and compassionate litigator. In short time she has garnered local and national recognition for her work on behalf of her clients. Any individual injured as the result of the conduct of another is making a smart decision in choosing Ms. Coughlin to represent them."
Personal injury Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jennifer. She has a wonderful combination of brains and charisma, which all of her clients benefit from. She is smart and inquisitive, and a rising legal star."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Coughlin works tirelessly to put every client at ease, while advocating forcefully on his or her behalf. I've personally witnessed the dedication she pours into making herself a better lawyer in general, and a better trial lawyer in particular. A client of Ms. Couglin's is in very good hands indeed."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Coughlin is an outstanding attorney. She truly cares about her clients and achieves good results on their behalf. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Ms. Coughlin has a rare blend of passion and intelligence, insight and vision, compassion and dedication that are the hallmarks of a truly excellent attorney. If you have the opportunity to see her in the courtroom you will not be disappointed. She is definitely one of Oregon's rising stars!"
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