The team at Coker Law is working together to ensure that our valued staff, clients and families are following all recommendations provided by our local, state and national leadership. We know this is a stressful time with many changes occurring, so we want to reassure you Coker Law is taking every measure to ensure the welfare of our staff and the continuity of our service to our clients.

We are communicating with the courts to reschedule any postponed proceedings and will be pro-active in informing our clients of those new dates. Our office is now open during normal business hours and we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our staff, clients and visitors. If you would like to meet with one of our attorneys in person we can provide masks, gloves and hand sanitizer upon request. Also be assured that every staff member is sanitizing their work space each day and common areas are sanitized after each use. We are also monitoring staff temperatures daily. We remain available by phone and videoconference if you prefer. Your safety and well being is always our top priority.

Our thoughts are with all those impacted by the Coronavirus, and we wish to express our utmost gratitude to the healthcare professionals working tirelessly to care for our community


12 Attorneys Named to Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2019

Posted on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019


JACKSONVILLE, Fl., June 4, 2019 – Coker Law is proud to announce that 12 of our attorneys have been selected to the exclusive 2019 Florida Super Lawyers and Florida Rising Stars lists. Each year, no more than five percent of lawyers in the state are selected by the Super Lawyers research team to receive the honor of being named a Super Lawyer. Only 2.5 percent are selected to be a Rising Star, which is composed of attorneys 40 years or younger, or who have been in practice for 10 years or less. Following a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area, 12 of our attorneys were chosen for these honors due to their high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

The Coker Law attorneys and the practice areas under which they are listed in Florida Super Lawyers 2019 are as follows: Howard C. Coker, Personal Injury- General; Rufus Pennington, Professional Liability; Matthew N. Posgay, Personal Injury- General; John “Jake” Schickel, Personal Injury- General; Charles A. Sorenson, Personal Injury- General; and Lindsay L. Tygart, Personal Injury- Medical Malpractice.

The 2019 listing marks 14 years of receiving the distinction of Super Lawyer for Coker Law partners Howard Coker, John “Jake” Schickel, and Charles Sorenson, 11 years for attorney Rufus Pennington, and 10 years for partner Matthew Posgay. “We truly care about our clients and we are extremely honored and proud to receive this recognition from   Super Lawyers for so many years,” said Coker Law partner Matthew Posgay. “We hold ourselves to a high standard every day and with each case we handle.  Our integrity is the cornerstone of our reputation as a premier Florida trial firm in all aspects of the law we practice.”

The Coker Law attorneys and the practice areas under which they are listed in Florida Rising Stars 2019 are as follows: Fraz Ahmed, Personal Injury- General; Joel Harris, Personal Injury- General; partner Daniel A. Iracki, Personal Injury- General; Janeen Kirch, Personal Injury- General; Stefano Portigliatti, Personal Injury- General; and David Thompson, Personal Injury- General.Photo: (L to R) Rufus Pennington†, Daniel Iracki*, Stefano Portigliatti*, Janeen Kirch*, David Thompson*, Matthew Posgay†, Howard Coker†, Charles Sorenson†, John “Jake” Schickel†, Lindsay Tygart†, Fraz Ahmed*, Joel Harris*.  †Chosen to 2019 Super Lawyers   *Chosen to 2019 Rising Stars

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in their practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, go to

About Coker Law

Since 1976, Coker Law has proudly served those who have suffered due to significant injury or the death of a loved one. Members of Coker Law have been repeatedly named to Super Lawyers for their work in the personal injury and medical malpractice categories and the firm has been named one of the U.S. News’ “Best Law Firms” in Florida for the past four years. The firm has tried more than 1,000 cases to verdict since 1976 and has received many honors in the pursuit of justice for their clients. For more information on Coker Law, its attorneys, awards and community involvement, please click here.