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Georgia Coats


New York

Team member


  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law

  • B.A., New York University

Bar Admissions

  • New York

  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • District of New Jersey

  • Southern District of New York

  • Eastern District of New York

Professional Experience

Georgia Coats defends clients against high-exposure labor law, construction, property damage and product defect claims, and represents retail companies in motor vehicle and premises liability cases.

Georgia knows that each client she advises has its own definition of a “win,” based on the circumstances of the case and the client’s business objectives. She knows how to achieve the best and most cost-effective outcome in each individual case, whether that’s an early case dismissal through tactical pleadings and motions, a settlement on favorable terms, or, where needed, a trial or appeal. A trusted adviser to her clients, she guides them through litigation from case intake to resolution, helping them navigate the legal issues and strategic decisions of each case so they can make informed decisions.

Georgia’s recent successes on behalf of clients include a defense verdict on a high-value labor law dispute, in which the third-party indemnification claims went to trial, and another defense verdict on a premises liability matter, in which she successfully shifted liability—and a multimillion-dollar verdict—to the responsible co-defendant.

Georgia has been with WCM since participating in the firm’s summer associate program during law school. She is one of the creative voices and co-hosts of WCM’s podcast, “Call Your Next Witness.” In her free time, Georgia enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys in Queens. She also speaks Greek and occasionally makes use of her prodigious collection of cookbooks.

Select Representations

  • Obtained a defense verdict on a high-value labor dispute involving the trial of third-party indemnification claims.

  • Obtained a defense verdict on a premises liability matter by successfully shifting liability (and a multimillion-dollar verdict) onto the responsible co-defendant.

Honors and Distinctions

  • Member, Fordham Environmental Law Journal

  • Cum laude, New York University

Professional Activities

Georgia regularly lectures on both civil litigation and on Labor Law in New York, and is the Chair of WCM’s Women’s Initiative Committee.  In addition, Georgia is a member of the following organizations:

  • New York City Association of Insurance Women

  • International Society of Female Professionals

  • The Defense Association of New York

  • Claims & Litigation Management

  • IR Global

  • Hellenic Lawyers Association of New York


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