SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15, 2013 – Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP Partner Richard C. Coffin has been named Best Lawyers' “2014 San Francisco Litigation - Environmental ‘Lawyer of the Year.’” This is the second selection of Coffin for this honor in the past five years and the firm’s fourth selection over the same period.
The following Barg Coffin partners have been selected as Best Lawyers’ “San Francisco Litigation - Environmental ‘Lawyers of the Year:’”
  • Richard C. Coffin – 2010, 2014
  • R. Morgan Gilhuly – 2013
  • John F. Barg – 2012
Coffin is a founding partner of Barg Coffin and an environmental litigator. His practice focuses on defense of environmental enforcement and toxic tort lawsuits, defense of Proposition 65 claims and prosecution of insurance coverage claims on behalf of policyholders. 
Coffin is a graduate of Stanford Law School (J.D., 1976) and the University of Iowa (B.A., 1973). He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC) annually since 2008.
About Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP
Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP is a San Francisco-based law firm providing nationally recognized expertise in environmental law and litigation.  The firm is based on a simple but sound concept: a small and efficient law firm can provide the environmental law and litigation services that clients need at a lower cost than a large, multi-disciplinary law firm. On the web at:

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