August 24, 2020

Of Counsel George Coughlin, a graduate of Georgetown Law, joined Dysart Taylor in 2000. With more than 40 years of jury trial experience in state and federal courts in Missouri, Kansas and other states, George is an experienced insurance defense attorney who defends casualty insurers, and large and medium-sized corporations.

With a focus in the practice areas of product liability, casualty insurance defense and commercial litigation, George uses his vast experience to strategically earn results that match his clients’ needs.

Read on to learn more about George in our Attorney Spotlight:


Why did you want to become an attorney? What made you decide on this field?
“My father-in-law was actually the one who first suggested it. He was a corporate patent lawyer and at one point he served as the head of the patent department at Merck & Co.”

What is your most significant memory or case in your career?
“Winning several wrongful death jury trials is my most special memory. I have tried and won three wrongful death cases, each involving product liability. I have also tried and won many jury trials involving serious injury, and most of them involved product liability.”

What is the best advice you can give an up-and-coming attorney?
“I would say, prepare for the worst and always over prepare for jury trials.”

What was the biggest adjustment to working from home?
“I worked from home for about one week during COVID-19 when the office shut down, but I was lucky to return to the office quickly.” 

How do you like to spend your time outside of work?
“I really enjoy the company of my wife and friends.”