Jared W. Whaley

Jared Whaley joined Coffey Burlington in 2018. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation. He has extensive experience as trial and appellate counsel for people and businesses in state, federal, and administrative proceedings, including contract and business disputes, labor, employment, real estate, fair housing, family law, and criminal matters, as well as providing outside general counsel services for real estate firms. Before joining the firm, he served as an Assistant Public Defender in the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office’s trial division.

Legal Public Service

  • Assistant Public Defender, Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office (2014-18)

  •  Pro Bono Attorney, Legal Services of Greater Miami

Articles and Presentations

  • Florida Public Defender Association & Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – forensic evidence and expert testimony


  • Regular guest lecturer, St. Thomas University School of Law (2018-present)

  •  Adjunct Professor of Law, St. Thomas University (2021-present)

Awards and Recognition

  • Cystic Fybrosis Foundation “40 Under 40” Outstanding Lawyer in South Florida, 2019

  • Rising Star, Florida SuperLawyers