Wade B. Coye Biography

Wade Coye

Wade Coye

  • Coye Law Firm
  • 730 Vassar St, Orlando, FL 32804
  • 407-648-4940

Wade Coye is the son of fourth generation dairy farmers from upstate New York. He graduated from the State University of New York at Morrisville with an Associate of Arts degree. He proceeded to the State University of New York at Buffalo and obtained a Bachelors of Arts. He attended law school at the State University of New York at Buffalo, receiving a Juris Doctor, cum laude. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1989. He was recently admitted to the District of Columbia Bar in 2008 and is seeking admission to the New York State Bar Association. You can read more at his blog.

Coye has a background in politics; serving in various capacities of state, local and congressional campaigns. In Washington, D.C. he was on the staff of Hon. Gerald B. Solomon, Congressman from Glens Falls, New York. He also served on the campaign staff of Hon. George C. Wortley, Congressman from Syracuse, New York. He continues to participate in a variety of political forums sharing his political insights and direction with a number of political figures and elected representatives.

Mr. Coye served in the United States Army, Infantry, 1/41st Infantry Battalion, 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas He served under the Command of Lt. Colonel Franklin W. Trapnell, Jr. Because of his military service, Mr. Coye is acutely aware of the issues that veterans face. 

He began his legal career with a large commercial law firm. His work included handling work on behalf of the Resolution Trust Corporation, products liability, directors and officers liability, and other commercial matters. In 1991 Mr. Coye formed the Coye Law Firm, as a consumer focused practice handling personal injury, workers compensation, wrongful death, and insurance claims. He was an early adapter of computer technology and the Internet; appearing on one of the first national lists of lawyers using the Internet. His continuing interest in technology led him to develop a custom database to increase efficiency and accuracy in his service to clients. His technology interests are currently directed toward the increased digitization of client records and the outsourcing of legal matters to better serve people who require legal services.

The firm has enjoyed outstanding resolution of various client matters. Cases have included successful suits against a major theme park in the Orlando area, Utiltities, Construction Companies and major insurance carriers. The Coye Law Firm has obtained million dollar recoveries in catastrophic injury cases and has successfully handled appeals to the First and Fifth District Court of Appeals as well as the Florida Supreme Court. The Coye Law Firm has additionally tried cases to a successful verdict in Circuit court and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

The firm currently has cases pending in many jurisdictions in Florida and in New York State.

The Coye Law Firm routinely handles administrative matters including workers compensation and the Social Security Administration. Additionally, it handles routine legal matters involving small businesses and probate. contact our offices to consult with a personal injury lawyer, mortgage attorney, workers compensation lawyer, estate planning attorney, social security disability attorney, USERRA lawyer, or real estate attorney.

Wade Coye is married with five children. His oldest son has just completed his third combat tour with the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Coyeis a licensed private pilot who flies his company owned plane to various locations on behalf of clients to conduct discovery, depositions, and appearances in Court. He is a certified scuba diver with other interests including aviation, soccer, and real estate.

Serving those needing justice in the State of Florida


  • Florida Workers Advocates
  • Former Licensed Insurance Agent
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member Academy of Florida Justice Association
  • Admitted to Practice U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts
  • United States of America Tax Court
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member, American Justice Association
  • Member, Airplane Owners and Pilots Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Accredited Attorney before the Department of Veterans Affairs

Areas of Practice:

  • 60% Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • 10% Social Security -- Disability
  • 30% Workers' Compensation Law

Litigation Percentage:

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1989
  • District of Columbia, 2008


  • University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York, 1989
  • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Honors: J.D. Cum laude, Moot Court, Trial Technique Award, Revision Editor, Warrens Weed, N.Y. Mortgages
  • State University College of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, 1986
  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Citizen Dispute Society, 1991
  • Orange County Legal Aid Society
  • Larry Smedly, National Vietnam War Memorial