Founded by Jerry Coughlan, Cathy Fitch, and Earll Pott, the firm is the successor to Coughlan, Semmer & Lipman. The firm has represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to sole proprietors and individuals.
This trial practice law firm has deliberately retained its small size and limited its practice to focus on litigation and trial practice in substantive areas in which the lawyers are highly experienced and to provide personalized attention to its clients.
Coughlan, Semmer, Fitch & Pott engages exclusively in litigation, including complex civil and white collar criminal litigation, in state and federal court at the trial and appellate level.
Two of our attorneys are former federal prosecutors and one was a public defender. Collectively, the attorneys at Coughlan, Semmer, Fitch & Pott have tried more than 150 cases to judgment including over 100 jury trials. Two of the lawyers have over 40 years of practice; one over 30 years, and one over 20 years.
The firm has extensive experience in trials, legal malpractice, and white collar crime, especially in defense of fraud and public corruption charges. Cathy Fitch and Jerry Coughlan are California Certified Specialists in Legal Malpractice.
Jerry Coughlan has successfully tried white collar cases at a level unsurpassed in San Diego.
The firm's practice encompasses criminal and civil trial practice before federal and state courts all types of cases, with specialization in the defense of lawyers and law firms.
The firm has enjoyed an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell since its inception.