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Meet Andrea D. Coit


Andrea is a federal litigation specialist with nearly two decades of trial experience. She defends public and private entities and their employees in claims of constitutional and statutory rights violations, employment discrimination and retaliation, and whistleblower retaliation, grievance arbitrations, and general tort and contractual claims. Equally as comfortable in the courtroom as she is seeking alternative dispute resolutions, Andrea is both an aggressive litigator and a creative problem solver, working with her clients to discover their best path forward. Andrea practices in the federal and state courts of Oregon and before various administrative agencies and boards. Andrea’s knowledge of the practice, customs and rules necessary for successful federal litigation of civil claims makes her a trusted partner and a top choice for national firms seeking local counsel in Oregon’s federal court.


A native Oregonian, Andrea enjoys giving back to her home state by upholding the reputations of the cities and institutions that make Oregon a wonderful place to live. When not in the office or courtroom, you can find Andrea active in the outdoors, hiking, playing city league softball and volleyball, cheering on her world-class fly fisherman (and lawyer) husband, Andrew, or chasing around her three energetic children.

  • J.D., Louisiana State University, 1999, Order of the Coif
  • B.B.M., Southern Louisiana State University, 1995, Law Practice
Professional Activities
  • Oregon State Bar, member
  • Lane County Bar Association, member
  • Federal Bar Association, member
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, member
  • Oregon Women Lawyers, member
  • American Bar Association, member
  • Inns of the Court, Secretary 2008 to 2012
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.
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)

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Telephone: 541-686-9160
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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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