Kevin T. Coughlin


(973) 631-6001
350 Mount Kemble Avenue
P.O. Box 1917
Morristown, NJ 07962

88 Pine Street, 28th floor
Wall Street Plaza
New York, NY 10005

Kevin Coughlin is a Founding Partner and former Managing Partner of Coughlin Midlige & Garland LLP.

His practice extends to numerous areas, including insurance and reinsurance, toxic torts, products liability, professional liability, directors and officers, financial institutions, construction, antitrust, commercial and corporate litigation, environmental and bad-faith litigation. He regularly counsels insurers and reinsurers worldwide on a variety of issues relating to commercial insurance and reinsurance. Kevin also defends insurance companies and reinsurance companies in coverage litigation and arbitrations in numerous jurisdictions throughout the United States and Europe. In the commercial area he represents multinational clients in disputes arising out of commercial transactions, including non-US transactions with implications within the United States. He also counsels non-US companies doing business in the US.

Kevin was a founding member of the insurance services group at McElroy Deutsch & Mulvaney LLP. He was a partner at that firm from 1987 until he resigned in March 2004 to start the firm of Coughlin Midlige & Garland LLP.


  • Representation of an Insurer in relation to claims for coverage arising from the largest anti-trust action in US history. 
  • Counsel to a major insurer in connection with its insurance issues and litigation arising out of the World Trade Center terrorist attack.
  • Lead counsel to an insurer in coverage litigation involving pollution at two mines in Western United States and Canada.
  • Lead counsel for 50 foreign insurers in a complex multi-national insurance and antitrust dispute arising out of US asbestos litigation.
  • Involved in numerous insurance and reinsurance disputes in the US and Europe arising from litigation against financial institutions and accounting firms.

Awards and Honors

Chambers USA Guide 2019 - Litigation: Insurance (2018 - 2019)

U.S. News - Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in Insurance Law - New York Area (2006 - 2019)

Super Lawyers, Insurance Coverage (2006 - 2021), (This list is published by Super Lawyers.  Their selection methodology is available here.  (No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)

Assumption College for Sisters Family Life Award Recipient (2018)

International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers (2007 - 2021) Their selection methodology is available here.  (No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)

Profiled in Legal Media Group Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers (2006 - 2018)

Community Service

Secretary, District X Ethics Committee for Morris and Sussex Counties (1987 - 1990)


Member, American College of Coverage & Extracontractual Counsel

Member, International Bar Association

Member, Irish Legal 100

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association

Member, Morris County Bar Association

Member, Morris County Chamber of Commerce, Morris Business Cabinet