July 25, 2012

Polsinelli Shughart welcomes commercial litigation attorney Christopher M. Coggins as an associate in the national law firm’s rapidly expanding Delaware office. A litigator in both federal and state courts, Coggins has a broad range of experience in solving contentious, complex business disputes.

“Christopher’s courtroom experience will be of great value to our business clients in today’s complex legal environment,” said Christopher A. Ward, managing shareholder of the Wilmington office of Polsinelli Shughart. “Our goal is to provide clients and prospective clients with a broader spectrum of services in corporate matters, including business litigation and other business transactions.”

The Delaware office recently doubled its office space in downtown Wilmington to accommodate growth in its bankruptcy and financial restructuring business and to prepare for its strategic expansion into corporate law, business litigation, intellectual property and other business transaction issues.
“Polsinelli Shughart’s premier business litigation capabilities are important to me and the growth of my commercial litigation practice,” said Coggins. “I am honored to be a part of this nationally respected team.”

Coggins has represented corporations, trust companies and individuals before all of Delaware’s courts, including the Delaware Court of Chancery. His broad range of litigation experience includes breach of contract actions, fiduciary litigation and a wide variety of business disputes. He also has experience in pre-trial motions, factual discovery and expert discovery. Prior to entering practice, Coggins served as law clerk for the Honorable T. Henley Graves of the Delaware Superior Court.

Coggins earned his J.D., cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2005, his LL.M degree in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 2007 and received his B.A. in Political Science from Villanova University in 2002.

Coggins is a member of the American Bar Association and the Delaware State Bar Association.

For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-223-8780,

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