White Plains, NY (August 4, 2023) –Since launching in 2021, rapid growing insurance defense firm Coffey Modica O’Meara LLP has become Coffey Modica LLP, reflecting continued growth and appellate success.
Michael Coffey, who is known for defending insureds in catastrophic, high-exposure cases, has set a high bar for the firm with the recent addition of partners Joseph D’Avanzo, Paul Golden, and Michael Mezzacappa.
“Our litigation and appellate practice,” said Mezzacappa. “sets a high standard in a unique niche practice that delivers results on the highest exposure cases in the country. We provide strategic litigation and trial support, monitoring, consulting and drafting as needed from start to finish, from discovery onward. This early intervention ‘full-court press’ provides our clients and their counsel added-value services that improve their ability to evaluate legal issues and liability exposure, implement tactics and arguments to craft compelling summary judgment motions, and position themselves for a successful appeal or favorable negotiation.”
Working with Coffey Modica’s strategic framework for trial litigation, the entire process of the trial team through appellate risk. The firm’s teams have an enviable success record in dealing with international and national excess insurers and private clients in a wide variety of fields. Clients rely on the team to identify, evaluate, monitor, mitigate, and defend their risk in catastrophic property and casualty matters including claims of catastrophic personal injury, construction defect, product liability, subrogation, professional liability, premises liability, labor law, employment law, mass torts, complex torts, toxic torts, insurance coverage, and general commercial litigation.
“In today’s climate, nuclear verdicts are a real threat to insurers,” said Michael Coffey, founding partner of Coffey Modica LLP. “Joe, Paul and Michael bring a strong record of attention to detail and successfully minimize their clients’ risk by not only accurately evaluating legal issues and liability exposure. They totally understand the insurance industry and how the judiciary addresses these cases. This directly informs how they counsel clients.”
Coffey Modica opened its doors in September of 2021 with its three founders and the firm now boasts a roster of 35 attorneys. In addition to top-tier client service, the firm prides itself on a positive, creative, and collaborative culture.
Coffey Modica represents numerous private clients and all major insurers, as well as Lloyd’s of London syndicates and leading self-insured companies with the following primary practice areas: Property & Casualty; Community & Homeowners’ Association Law; Construction & Construction Defect; Cyber, Technology, & Media; Directors and Officers; Employment Law; Medical Malpractice; Professional Liability and Trucking &Transportation. It services a wide range of industries.
“We are moving full steam ahead,” explained Coffey. “We are busy servicing clients, litigating and trying cases, and onboarding laterals. We are thrilled to close out 2023 with a new name and such an accomplished team.”
About Coffey Modica LLP
Coffey Modica LLP is a New York-based defense litigation firm with offices in Manhattan, White Plains, Buffalo, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The firm represents defendants in high-profile, high-exposure matters across many disciplines and industries. Known for being aggressive trial attorneys and litigators, Coffey Modica resolves matters on behalf of its clients with the most cost-effective resolutions that are aligned with their short- and long-term business goals and culture.