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Maine Civil Litigation, Professional & Products Liability Attorney | Phillip M. Coffin III

Phillip M. Coffin III is a seasoned trial attorney practicing civil litigation and professional & products liability. Representing physicians, professionals, individuals, and more.

 

Philip M. Coffin III

Email  /  Firm: 207.874.4000   |   Direct: 207.370.3027  |  Cell: 207.831.8226

Phil is a seasoned trial attorney, having brought numerous cases to successful verdicts in both federal and state courts throughout Maine for more than thirty years. His practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on the defense of physicians, attorneys, agents and brokers in malpractice cases. Phil has also represented physicians and other professionals in licensure investigations and applications, as well as related administrative proceedings. As a result of his considerable accomplishments in medical malpractice defense cases, he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers every year since 2008. Phil is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers and Litigation Counsel of America.


Being a knowledgeable and creative person is essential in my work as a trial attorney. I have to quickly build a full understanding of a client’s business, professional and personal situation in order to advocate effectively on their behalf.

Phil also has an active products liability defense practice, and has successfully defended national companies as well as local retailers. Phil and his partner Peter Del Bianco currently serve as counsel to the Maine Chiefs of Police and regularly provide advice and representation to law enforcement officials in civil litigation. 

Phil is committed to active involvement in both professional and community organizations and has spoken at numerous seminars. In 1994, Phil was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, an organization that is committed to improving the ethical and practice standards of trial attorneys and preserving the right to trial by jury and the trial process, and is past President of the Maine Chapter of ABOTA. He has also served on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court Committee on Professional Responsibility.

Phil and his wife, Susan Peck, also an attorney, have three grown daughters. They spend much of their free time in the Maine outdoors, skiing, bicycling, hiking, and gardening.

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PRACTICE AREAS:

Civil Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Employment Practices & Litigation
Healthcare & Professional Liability
Insurance Defense
Products Liability

HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Fellow, International Society of
Barristers

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of
America 

Recognized in the Best Lawyers in
America ® 

Selected for inclusion in Super
Lawyers Edition 2007-present, Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Stars, and
Chambers USA Leading Lawyers

Selected for inclusion in Super
Lawyers "Best of the Best"
Top 100 New England lawyers,
one of five Maine designees, 2014

Education

University of Maine, B.A
    summa cum laude

Phi Beta Kappa

University of Maine
    School of Law, J.D. cum laude

Managing Editor, Maine Law Review

Bar admissions

State of Maine

United States District Court for District of Maine

United States Court of Appeals First Circuit

CLERKSHIPS

Maine Supreme Judicial Court (J. Godfrey)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Past President, Maine Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates

Past President, Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association

Member, Cumberland County Bar Association 

Maine State Bar Association 

Defense Research Institute 

Maine Trial Lawyers Association 

American Civil Liberties Union of Maine

COMMUNITY SERVICE

President,
Village on the Green Association, Carrabassett Valley, ME

Past Board member and President of Bicycle Coalition of Maine

Board member, Maine Huts & Trails

Past Chair, Board of Directors of the Regional Transportation Program, Inc.

Past Chair, Portland Chapter of the American Red Cross