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Meet Andrea D. Coit

Attorney/Of Counsel

Andrea Coit is a litigation specialist with over 18 years of trial practice experience. She defends public and private entities and their employees in cases involving federal civil rights actions, employment and whistleblower claims, product liability matters, grievance arbitrations, and general tort and contractual claims. Andrea practices in the federal and state courts of Oregon and before various arbitrators and administrative boards. Andrea is a pragmatic litigator who enjoys the courtroom but is equally mindful of the benefits of alternative dispute resolution. Her knowledge of local court practices, combined with her professionalism, also make her a top choice of national firms who need local counsel to assist in navigating the Oregon federal and state court systems.

Professional Memberships
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Lane County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • Oregon Women Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Inns of the Court, Secretary 2008 to 2012
Presentations & Publications
  • “When the Needs of Law Enforcement and the Mentally Impaired Conflict: A case study and the
    lessons learned,” Association of Oregon Counties Conference (CLE, November, 2014).
  • “Civil Rights Damage,” Oregon State Bar (CLE, 2006)
  • “Appealing Judgments After January 1, 2004,” Judgment Day for Litigators, Oregon Law Institute
    (CLE, December 12, 2003)
  • J.D., Louisiana State University, Order of the Coif
  • B.B.M., Law Practice; Southern Louisiana State University
Representative Cases
  • Harrigan v. Marion County, et al
    Case No. 6:11-cv-06174-SI
    Claims asserted under federal civil rights statutes and the American’s with Disabilities Act. Defended the County and four of its employees in a five day, federal jury trial. Jury returned a verdict for the defense on all claims.
  • Deborah G. Warner-Seeley, PR Estate of Jesse Drew Seeley, Deceased v. Linn County
    Linn County Circuit Court Case No. 111650
    Wrongful Death action against Deputy Sheriff. Defended County in 4-day jury trial, resulting in defense verdict.
  • Marshall V. Yaquina Bay Fruit Processors
    Lincoln City Circuit Court
    Defend client on claims of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties and fraud arising out of employment relationship. Full defense verdict after four day jury trial.
  • EWEB Labor Arbitration
    Union member employee was terminated for creating an unreasonable risk to his fellow employee’s safety. Employee grieved termination to arbitration. Defended EWEB in arbitration. Arbitrator upheld termination, dismissing grievance in totality.


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Telephone: 541-686-9160

Practice Areas

Business and Commercial Litigation
Civil Rights and Other Tort Claim Defense and Litigation
Higher Education
Mediation and Arbitration
Regulatory (Administrative) Law and Proceedings




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