Christopher J. Coyle Partner
In addition to his broad-based practice of general civil litigation and criminal defense, and his twenty plus years of pro bono work, Christopher J. Coyle was appointed by the Governor of Pennsylvania to the Trial Court Nominating Commission to screen and recommend judicial candidates, chaired the City of Lebanon Zoning Hearing Board for five years, and chaired the City of Lebanon Charter Commission, which completely restructured the City’s government.
His criminal courtroom experience ranges from DUI to homicide. The Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has chosen him to represent member attorneys subpoenaed to testify as witnesses before grand juries.
On the civil side, he has represented accident victims, tenants, small businesses, construction companies, and landowners in court. He successfully defended a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper in a federal civil rights action in which he was accused, 35 years after the fact, of fabricating evidence in a 1970’s murder case.
He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates’ Forum, whose membership is limited to attorneys who have won million or multi-million dollar verdicts, awards, or settlements.
Areas of Practice
- Pennsylvania, 1979
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1982
- U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1992
- U.S. Supreme Court, 2002
Past Employment Position
- Pennsylvania to the Trial Court Nominating Commission, Governor
- City of Lebanon Zoning Hearing Board, Chaired
- City of Lebanon Charter Commission, Chaired