Jacob Coates focuses his practice on general and complex commercial litigation matters in federal and state court, with experience representing clients in a wide variety of business disputes.

While in law school, he also gained valuable experience as a judicial intern to the Honorable Jonathan D. Gerber of the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal.

In his free time, Jacob enjoys running, nature, spending time with friends, and closely following the University of Florida Gators and the Miami Heat.

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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