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Terence R. Coates - Cincinnati, OH

119 E. Court StreetSuite 530 Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Updated: 09/13/2022

Cincinnati Complex Commercial Litigation Lawyer


As the youngest of six children, Terry Coates, the firm's managing partner, has always been comfortable in chaotic environments. Terry focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, class action litigation, and sports & entertainment law.

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About Terence R. Coates

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner

Practice Areas

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Class Action & Litigation
  • Sports & Entertainment Law

Representative Cases

  • Williams v. Duke Energy
  • Ohio Public Employees Retirement System v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage (“Freddie Mac”)
  • In re NCAA Student-Athlete Name & Likeness Licensing Litigation
  • Bowling v. Pfizer, Inc.
  • Collins Inkjet v. Eastman Kodak
  • In re Toyota Motor Corp., Unintended Acceleration Marketing, Sales Practices & Products Liability Litigation
  • In re Fannie Mae Securities Litigation
  • Day v. NLO, Inc.


Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • The Potter Stewart American Inn of Court
  • Ohio Association for Justice

Classes and Seminars

  • Terence Coates & W.B. Markovits, Non-Competition Agreements in Ohio: When the World Ends…, All-Ohio Legal Forum, Cleveland, OH (Aug. 24, 2017)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (CALL), Class XXI (2017)
  • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce C-Change Class 9, Participant (2014)
  • Cincinnati Athletic Club, Vice President of the Board (2014-2015)
  • Cincinnati Athletic Club, President of the Board (2015-2017)
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Board of Trustees, Trustee (2019-present)
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member Services & Development Committee (2014-present)
  • Clermont County Humane Society, Board Member (2014-2017)
  • Clermont County Humane Society, Legal Adviser (2017- present)
  • High School Mock Trial, Legal Adviser (2013-2016)
  • St. Peter in Chains Parish Council (2015-2017)
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Board of Trustees, Executive Committee (2021-2022)


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, 2009
  • Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, 2005

Office Information


119 E. Court StreetSuite 530 Cincinnati, OH 45202


  • 513-665-0219


Other Sources of Feedback About Terence R. Coates

Included on the 2024 Ohio list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Terence R. Coates on Super Lawyers


  • Wittenberg University Outstanding Young Alumnus Award (2014)
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Professionalism Award (2015)
  • JDRF Bourbon & Bow Tie Bash, Young Professional (Volunteer) of the Year for the Flying Pig Marathon (2016)
  • Cincinnati Business Courier, Forty Under 40, Class 2019
  • Best Lawyers® in America, Commercial Litigation (2019 through the present)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star each year from 2014-2022
  • Cincinnati's Finest, Cincinnati Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2020)

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