Jacob Coates focuses his practice on general and complex commercial litigation matters, with experience representing clients in a wide variety of business disputes. A member of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group, Jacob has substantial experience advocating for clients on appeal in both state and federal appellate courts. While in law school, he gained valuable experience as a judicial intern at the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal.

In his free time, Jacob enjoys running, nature, cheering for the Florida Gators, and spending time with his wife, Sloan.

Credentials & Experience


University of Florida, B.A., 2015, cum laude

University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 2018, magna cum laude

  • Florida Law Review
  • Order of the Coif
  • Book Awards (Corporations, First Amendment Law, Legal Writing, Labor Law, Agricultural Law, Mental Health Law, Introduction to Lawyering)

Bar Admissions

The Florida Bar

Hillsborough County Bar Association 

Practice Focus

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