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M. Christopher Coffey

Partner since 2006

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Location:

Knoxville, TN

Phone:

Fax:

865-522-0910

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Mr. Coffey is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University (B.A. Business Administration, 1990) and The University of Tennessee College of Law (J.D., 1993).  Mr. Coffey was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 1993 and has also been admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee and the United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.  Mr. Coffey is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.  He has been a member of the Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court.  Mr. Coffey is also a member of Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  Mr. Coffey has served as a speaker at various undergraduate legal courses at The University of Tennessee. He also served for many years as member of the Board of Directors for the Knox County Juvenile Court and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Knoxville Catholic High School. Mr. Coffey has been selected over the last several years to CityView Magazine’s Top Attorney list as a top attorney in various areas, including medical malpractice and nursing home liability in 2020. 

Mr. Coffey's practice has an emphasis on litigation in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice.  Mr. Coffey also represents citizens accused of criminal offenses in state and federal courts. 

Mr. Coffey, a native of Knoxville, is married to the former, Katie Buckley, and they have three children: Jake, 21, and twins, Emma and Caroline, 18, who are all pursuing undergraduate degrees at The University of Tennessee.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Negligence
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Criminal Defense

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1993
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Major: Business Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Honors

  • Voted one of "Knoxville’s Top Attorneys" in a Survey of Lawyers and Judges, City View Magazine

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member, 1993
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member, 1993
  • Tennessee Association for Justice, Member, 1993
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1993
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1993
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1993
  • Knoxville Bar Association, Member
  • Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court, Member

Current Employment Positions

  • Partner, 2006
Personal Injury Claims

Personal Injury Claims

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

Catastrophic Injuries & Deaths

Catastrophic Injuries & Deaths

Defective & Dangerous Products

Defective & Dangerous Products

Mediation, Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mediation, Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution

Other Practice Areas

Other Practice Areas