Patrick K. Coughlin

Of Counsel

350 Mount Kemble Avenue
P.O. Box 1917
Morristown, NJ 07962

Patrick Coughlin is Of Counsel in the Firm's Insurance and Reinsurance Services Group. 

He concentrates his practice on complex insurance coverage litigation and counseling. Patrick represents domestic and international insurers in a wide range of insurance coverage disputes arising under commercial general liability, commercial auto liability, professional liability, mortgageholder’s liability, product recall, umbrella liability and excess liability policies. He has extensive experience advising clients on claims handling issues and strategy in both litigated and non-litigated matters, including coverage disputes involving products liability, personal injury, professional liability and long-tail asbestos and pollution claims.

Prior to joining Coughlin Midlige & Garland, Patrick was an Associate in the Insurance Coverage Group at Connell Foley LLP and served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Jerome M. St. John, J.A.D. (ret.).


  • Member of team serving as national coordinating counsel for insurer that issued primary and excess policies to multi-national pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors and retail pharmacies in connection with claims arising from the opioid crisis in the United States.
  • Represents insurers in coverage litigation arising from NFL concussion class action.
  • Represented insurer in litigation and arbitration proceedings arising from regulatory action involving policyholder’s servicing of federally-insured reverse mortgages.
  • Regularly represents insurers pursuing additional insured coverage or defending claims by putative additional insureds in connection with underlying personal injury litigation. 

Awards and Honors

New Jersey Rising Stars, (2020-2021), (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.)