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.