Publications and Articles


Kendall Coffey

Attorney, Legal Analyst


Kendall Coffey Articles

Two more defeated candidates in Miami-Dade challenge election results, citing absentee ballot fraud probe (August 30, 2012)

Underserved middle class could sustain underemployed law graduates (August 15, 2012)

The United States vs. Gov. Blabbermouth, Miami Herald (December 21, 2008)

Legal highlights and low points of 2008, National Law (December 2008)

Commentary: Best and Worst of a Year of Celebrity Justice, CNN (December 28, 2007)

Feds Take On Political Corruption With Gusto, More Flexible Tools, Sun-Sentinel (September, 2007)

Prosecution Oversight: Beyond The Duke Lacrosse Case, Durham Herald-Sun (September, 2007)

Mortgage Fraud And The Law Enforcement Challenge, Daily Business Review (August, 2007)

Cooperating Witnesses: Milestones in U.S. History, The National Law Journal (August, 2007)

Civilian Trials Not the Truest Gauge of Success, Sun-Sentinel (May, 2007)

Padilla And The Lesser Of Terrorism’s Evils, CNN (2007)

The Best And Worst In Legal News For 2006, CNN

The Best, The Worst Of 2005, The Miami Herald (December, 2005)

The Case For Military Tribunals, The Wall Street Journal (May, 2003)

Let World Oversee The Trials Of Iraq’s War Crimes, The Herald (May 2003)

Perils Of The New Rules On Absentee Ballots, The Herald (February, 2002)

Liberty’s New Federalism, The Miami Herald (December, 1991)

Three Part Series On The Bill Of Rights, The Miami Times (Spring, 1991)

From Confidence-Keeper To Whistle Blower, Miami Review (April, 1990)

Justice For All Includes Indigents, Miami Review (May, 1988)

Kendall Coffey Books

Foreclosures in Florida, LexisNexis (2008)

Florida Foreclosures: Remedies, Defenses and Lender Liability, Volume I & II, D&S , Butterworth (1991-1998)

Contributing Author: Conozca A Los Estados Unidos, - Chapters on Legal System, Role of Prosecutors and Public Corruption (2009)

Contributing Author: Real Property III (Chapter on Construction Loan Agreements) The Florida Bar

Contributing Author: The Troubled Construction Loan (Chapter on Contractors), Wiley & Sons (1991)

Kendall Coffey Law Journals

Litigating at Light Speed, The Florida Bar Journal (January 2009)

Inherent Judicial Authority and the Judicial Disqualification Doctrine, Vol. 56 Fla.L.Rev. 195 (2004), cited in, BP Amoco Chem. Co. v. Flint Hills Resources, LLC, 500 F.Supp.2d 957, 960 (N.D. Ill. 2007), and American Empire Surplus Lines v. Care Center, Inc., 484 F.Supp.2d 855, 857 n.2 (N.D. Ill. 2007)

The Due Process Right to Seek Asylum In The United States: The Immigration Dilemma And Constitutional Controversy, 19 Yale Law and Policy Review (May 2001), portions reprinted in Refugee Law and Policy: Cases and Materials (2d Ed.), reprinted in 22 University of Cincinnati Immigration and Nationality Law Review (Fall, 2002)

Non–Compete Agreements Under Florida Law: A Retrospective and a Requiem! 19 Florida State University Law Review, 1105 (1992), quoted in, Health Care Financial Enterprises, Inc. v. Levy, 715 So.2d 341 (Fla. 4th DCA 1998); cited in Bradley v. Health Coalition, Inc., 687 So.2d 329, 1997 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1997); Kupscznk v. Blasters, Inc., 647 So.2d 888 (Fla. 2nd DCA 1994); and Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic, P.A., 629 So.2d 922 (Fla. 5th DCA 1993)

The Expansion of Lender Liability in Florida, 40 University of Florida Law Review (1988)

Freezing Cash Before Judgment, The Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 18, No. 5 (May, 1983)

Contribution Among Joint Tortfeasors, 35 University of Miami Law Review 971 (1981), quoted in, West American Ins. Co. v. Best Products Co., Inc., 541 So.2d 1302 (Fla. 4th DCA 1989); and cited in Mathias v. Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Co., 677 So.2d 328 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1996)

Non–Compete Agreements by the Former Employee, Florida State University Law Review (1980), cited in Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic, P.A., 629 So.2d 922 (Fla. 5th DCA 1993); and Herndon v. Eli Witt Co., 420 So.2d 920 (Fla. 1st DCA 1982)

Commentary, “Civil Rights § 1981,” 29 University of Florida Law Review (1977)