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Coughlan & Vinel LLP - Personal Injury Attorneys - www.sandiegolawyers.com
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  • California
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Ben Coughlan is an award-winning trial lawyer who has dedicated his career to fighting for individuals going through the toughest times of their lives. Ben believes that personal attention, and creativity on cases, are what achieve the best results for clients. Ben believes his job is to tell each client's story as he or she sees it, not as others might see it. To do that, he believes in spending the time to get to know every client personally so he can best understand not only how to get the largest financial result, but also how to take as much stress as possible off the client throughout the process.

Ben is known in San Diego, and throughout Southern California, for handling some of the very biggest and most high-profile cases. In addition to his experience litigating, Ben is an adjunct professor at University of San Diego School of Law and an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) in both the Trial Skills and Depositions Skills programs. Ben is the President of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (CASD)– the Plaintiff’s Bar for all of San Diego.

Ben has a sub-specialty in brain injury and spinal injury cases. He is the immediate past Vice President of the San Diego Brain Injury Foundation, and regularly works to support brain injury survivors in his free time. He is also a published author in the field of Brain Injuries, having co-authored and edited “A Journey Towards Recovery: A Brain Injury Guide for Survivors.” He is regularly asked to speak about brain injuries around the country to lawyers, medical professionals, survivors and their families.

Prior to becoming a lawyer Ben spent four years in the media relations department of the San Diego Padres.

Ben was born and raised in San Diego. He lives with his wife Kathleen, son Jack (4) and daughter Mackenzie (2) in Solana Beach. Ben and his family love San Diego and believe it is their privilege to give back to their community.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Nursing Home Abuse
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Health Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Additional Practice Areas
  • Bike Accident
  • Burn Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment
  • Whistleblower and Qui Tam
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 284658
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Co-Founder/Partner
Coughlan & Vinel LLP
Current
Education
University of San Diego School of Law
J.D.
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Northwestern University
B.S.
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Awards
SuperLawyer
SuperLawyers
Super Lawyer - Rising Star
SuperLawyers
Awarded every year 2016-2022
40 under 40 Award
The National Trial Lawyers
Awarded 2020-2021
Top Attorney
San Diego Reader
America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
2020-2021
Top 10 Attorney in San Diego
San Diego Metro Magazine
Outstanding Trial Lawyer
Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in San Diego
San Diego Daily Transcript
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 284658
Member
Current
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Consumer Attorneys of California
Board of Directors
- Current
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Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
President
- Current
Activities: President - 2022 President-Elect - 2021 Treasurer - 2020 Secretary - 2019
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National Institute of Trial Advocacy
Instructor
- Current
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San Diego Brain Injury Foundation (SDBIF)
Vice President
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Activities: Board of Directors
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Publications
Articles & Publications
10 Cases Every Trial Lawyer Should Know
Trial Bar News
Anything but simple, the Taxation of Personal Injury Settlements and Judgments
Trial Bar News
Intervening and Superseding Causes in California Tort Cases
Trial Bar News
Negligent Sexual Transmission of Disease: A Primer
Trial Bar News
Pebley v. Santa Clara Organics, LLC: Court of Appeals Extends Bermudez Ruling to Lien Treatment
Trial Bar News
Understanding Pituitary Injuries in Brain Injury Cases
Trial Bar News
A Journey Toward Recovery: A Brain Injury Guide for Survivors
San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
A Journey Toward Recovery: A Brain Injury Guide for Survivors
San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
A Journey Toward Recovery: A Brain Injury Guide for Survivors
San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
Websites & Blogs
Website
Coughlan & Vinel LLP
Website
SanDiegoLawyers.com
Contact & Map
Coughlan & Vinel LLP
Del Mar
2262 Carmel Valley Rd
Suite G
Del Mar, CA 92014
Telephone: (619) 436-1990
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Sunday: Open 24 hours
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