Coughlin, Heidi A.
Address: 900 Congress Ave. Ste. 500, Austin, TX 78701
Lawyer Firm: Wright & Greenhill PC
|Areas of Practice||General Civil Litigation, Qui Tam, Whistleblower Actions, Death and Personal Injury, Insurance Defense, Civil Rights, Contract Disputes, Internet Law, Defamation, Construction Litigation, Products Liability, Premises Litigation, Employment Litigation|
In 2017 Ms. Coughlin was ranked a Texas Top 100 Rising Star Super Lawyer, a Texas Top 50 Female Rising Star Super Lawyer. Later in the year, she was named a Super Lawyer amongst attorneys practicing 10 years or more. Ms. Coughlin represents individuals, small businesses, schools, and corporations in many types of civil and commercial litigation. She handles cases of varying size and complexity, including whistleblower actions, personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, defamation, products liability, breach of contract, civil rights, employment disputes and homeowner’s association disputes. She has successfully tried, co-chaired, numerous jury trials. Ms. Coughlin was selected as a Thompson Reuters’ Rising Star Super Lawyer in 2014 – 2016. In law school she was selected as a member of the Board of Barristers and the National Mock Trial Team.
Served as a lead associate prosecuting Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act cases against the largest generic drug manufacturer in the world. Assisted in obtaining settlement payments of $169 million dollars for the State of Texas and the United States.Successfully defended individuals and businesses in wrongful death, defamation, personal injury, premise liability and DTPA lawsuits.Represented general contractors and subcontractors in multi-million dollar lawsuits involving construction defects, design defects, and contract claims.Tried lawsuits in state and federal courts and obtained favorable jury verdicts for individual and commercial clients.Successfully represented individuals and business in employment disputes.Successfully challenged a college on the basis of student religious discrimination.Ms. Coughlin works hard to efficiently and expeditiously negotiate the resolution of cases.
Ms. Coughlin is frequently asked to give presentations on various litigation issues, including social media and its impact on the legal system. She is married to an author, the couple lives in Austin with their daughter, son, and two dogs.
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