Stefano D Portigliatti

Coker Law
Coker Law
136 East Bay St., Jacksonville, FL 32202 United States

Stefano D. Portigliatti is a trial attorney specializing in commercial motor vehicle cases at Coker Law, PA in Jacksonville, FL. He has represented clients in over a hundred trucking cases and helped obtain millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. Stefano is among the first 20 attorneys in the United States to pass a rigorous exam on trucking laws and an intensive background check to prove that his practice is dedicated to litigating trucking crash cases. He was also one of the youngest attorneys to be included among Super Lawyer's Rising Stars and the National Trial Lawyers' Top 40 Under 40.

Stefano often presents on topics related to trial and trucking litigation. He is on the Board of Regents of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys. He is also the founder of, which assists other plaintiffs' attorneys handling trucking cases with forms, resources, and seminars available at

Stefano was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to a hard-working Italian family. Before becoming a lawyer, he was engaged in diverse business ventures across multiple continents. Stefano is the Vice President of SOAR Global Institute - a laboratory that researches human behavior and development. Stefano speaks internationally in the areas of emotional intelligence, innovation, and human development. He is a certified master coach and trainer and has developed several courses and systems that apply psychology and behavioral analytics to management and trial strategies.

Stefano is a musician and likes to sail, golf, cook and travel with his wife, Brittany. They welcomed their first child, Luca, to the world in July of 2019.


2010 - University of South Florida - BS International Business; Minor in Economics

2013 - Florida Coastal School of Law - JD; Certificates: Business Law, Research and Writing

2013 - Florida Christian University - MBA; Focus on Coaching and Human Development


2014 - Present: Coker Law, PA - Trial Attorney

Trial attorney handling primarily serious personal injury and wrongful death cases related to commercial vehicles and trucking.

2012 - 2014: Truck Accident Law Firm, PL - Trial Attorney

Trial attorney handling primarily serious personal injury and wrongful death cases related to commercial vehicles and trucking.

2010 - Present: Florida Christian University - Associate Professor

Courses in the business and psychology departments.

2005 - Present: SOAR Global Institute, Inc. - Vice-President and Master Trainer

Research, training and consulting in the areas of human behavior, communication, development and industrial psychology.

2003 - Present: Portigliatti Group, LLC - Director

Real estate investment, development and management.


Defeating Defense Doctors - Florida Justice Association Annual Convention June 24, 2020

Putting on the Plaintiff - Florida Justice Association Trial Webinar Series June 14, 2020

Litigating Logging Truck Cases - Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys June 3, 2020

The Real Culprits Behind Truck Accidents - Coker Law April 30, 2019

Cross Examining Lay Witnesses - FJA Al Cone Trial Advocacy August 2019

Preparing for Trial - FJA Boot Camp 2019

Inspiring Leadership - Florida Bar Fall Meeting 2018

Daubert Challenges in Trucking Cases - ATAA Symposium, 2018

A Motor Carrier's Safety Record - ATAA Newsletter July 2018

Hot Topics in Trucking Litigation - FJA Annual Convention 2018

Closing Arguments - FJA Workhorse 2018

The Mind: It's broader than your brain - InterBusiness Orlando 2018

NeuroPerformance: The Neurobiology of Success - FEBRACIS 2017, 2018, 2019

Key Trucking Rules & Regulations - FJA Workhorse 2017

Trucking 101 - FJA Webinar Series 2016

BottomUP Organization and Innovation - Interbusiness Orlando 2016

Defeating Requests for Confidentiality - AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group 2016


Certification in Trucking Litigation by the National Board of Trial Advocates

Board of Regents - Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys

Super Lawyer Rising Star - 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Top 40 Under 40 - The National Trial Lawyers - 2018, 2019

Board of Governors - Florida Justice Association, Young Lawyer Division

Board of Trustees - Florida Coastal School of Law Foundation

Vice-Chair - Florida Bar Leadership Academy

Vice-Chair - ATAA New Trucking Lawyer Division

Member -Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section

Member - American Justice Association, Trucking Litigation Group & Motor Liability Group

Member -Florida Justice Association

Member - Jacksonville Justice Association


2014 - Stevens v. Family Kia - St. Johns County, Florida

2014 - Culver v. Taylor - Duval County, Florida

2015 - Valdes v. Smith - Duval County, Florida

2016 - Smith v. 21st Century - Orange County, Florida

2017 - Bailey v. Sharma - Duval County, Florida

2017 - Ferguson v. King, State Farm - Duval County, Florida

2017 - Folson v. Jacksonville Transportation Group, LLC - Duval County, Florida

2017 - Robinson v. Auto-Owners - Duval County, Florida

2018 - Culver v. Taylor - Duval County, Florida

2018 - Lieber v. Copley - Duval County, Florida

2018 - Culver v. Taylor - Duval County, Florida

2018 - Tennant v. Handi-House Mfg. Inc. - USDC; Middle District of Florida

2019 - State v. Aulik - St. Johns County, Florida

2019 - Tucker v. Ecosmart Trucks, Inc. -Columbia County, Florida

2020 - Choisser v. Consul - Duval County, Florida

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