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Kendall Coffey is a founding member of Coffey Burlington, PL, concentrating on complex litigation at trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts. Mr. Coffey currently serves on the Southern District Conference, Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, and was the Conference Chair from 2009 to 2016. From 1993–1996 he served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, one of the nation’s largest federal prosecution offices. Thereafter, he had major litigation roles in such high profile cases as the Elian Gonzalez international custody battle, and the 2000 presidential election recount. A legal media commentator on high-profile cases, he has appeared on the Today show, Larry King Live, the O’Reilly Factor, Good Morning America, the CBS Early Show, Anderson Cooper 360, Fox & Friends, CNN International, and numerous other nationally televised...

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About “Spinning the Law”

High-profile courtroom dramas fascinate our nation, especially when they concern the rich and famous. And while the American public has come to realize that the spin factor is a prime ingredient in political tactics and marketing campaigns, many are unaware of the strategies for shaping public opinion when it comes to major courtroom battles. This behind-the-scenes analysis of media strategies presents intriguing and often entertaining insights into what they do not teach in law schools or in journalism classes. As the lead counsel in some of the country’s most notable cases and a savvy legal commentator with hundreds of television appearances, author Kendall Coffey brings a distinctive combination of depth as a legal practitioner and experience as a media analyst to this illuminating, provocative, and practical...

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Legal analysis has evolved from an esoteric specialization into a key portal for understanding current events. In addition to his successful legal practice at Coffey Burlington, Kendall Coffey lends his expertise and years of trial experience to analyze a wide array of topical issues on behalf of print, broadcast, and digital media. Topics have included: court procedure, legal strategy, due process, and applications of the law. His insider perspective, results-driven career history, and straightforward, professional presence allows even the layman to understand complicated legal issues. He cuts through the jargon and bias delivering unfettered, legal-focused...

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Attorney At Law

Attorney At Law

Kendall Coffey is a Co-founder and Partner at Coffey Burlington specializing in Commercial & Complex Business Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense, and Family Law. For more than 35 years, Coffey Burlington’s lawyers have dedicated themselves to advocating for a diverse multitude of clients in state and federal courts throughout Florida and the United States.

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The American public has come to realize that the spin factor is a prime ingredient in political tactics and marketing campaigns, many are unaware of the strategies for shaping public opinion when it comes to major courtroom battles. This behind-the-scenes analysis of media strategies presents intriguing insights into what they do not teach in law schools.

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Recent Appearances

Recent Appearances

Kendall Coffey lends his expertise and years of trial experience to analyze a wide array of topical issues on behalf of print, broadcast, and digital media. From court procedure, legal strategy, due process, to applications of the law; his insider perspective and straightforward, professional presence allows even the layman to understand complicated legal issues.

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Kendall Coffey | Accusations and Accountability

Kendall Coffey | Accusations and Accountability

Renown Miami attorney, Kendall Coffey as quoted in the Daily Business Review:

“While injurious irrelevancies can be stricken by the court, after-the-fact excision, even though it may reduce further damage, is far from a complete remedy. Without the right to sue for damages, there is neither compensation nor punishment nor effective deterrent.

Yesterday’s newspapers may land in trash heaps, but even stricken allegations typically remain forever in the landing pages of today’s Internet. Inevitably, the original vilification gets more coverage than subsequent vindication.

Only meaningful judicial standards can provide containment to the potentially limitless reputational assaults that all too frequently make one’s good name disposable rather than its assailants accountable.”

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MATUSIEWICZ’S RELATIVES CONVICTED OF CYBERSTALKING IN LANDMARK CASE

MATUSIEWICZ’S RELATIVES CONVICTED OF CYBERSTALKING IN LANDMARK CASE

On February 11, 2013, Thomas Matusiewicz opened fire inside a New Castle County, Delaware courthouse, where he fatally wounded two women including his estranged daughter-in-law.

Legal Myths: Pop Law and Bill Cosby

Legal Myths: Pop Law and Bill Cosby

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Kendall Coffey Dispels The Legal Myth of Preferential Treatment for Celebrities: Pop Law and Bill Cosby.

Although celebrities like Bill Cosby have access to the best legal representation money can buy, this does not preclude them from a thorough investigation and fair trial.

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