Columbus Ohio Employment Attorney

Experienced & Dedicated Employment & Unpaid Wages Lawyer

Matthew J.P. Coffman has been passionate about helping people for as long as anyone can remember. Matthew feels personal and professional satisfaction when he is able to help those individuals who are truly in need. This desire fuels Matthew’s relentlessness when fighting for his clients daily. Whether clients are dealing with unpaid overtime, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, job loss, or not being paid their full and proper wages, Matthew connects with them to understand their issue and identify the pathway to a successful conclusion. Individuals who are experiencing an underpayment of wages or overtime, a job loss, or other issues with their employers are exactly the types of clients that Matthew enjoys assisting to resolve such issues.

Each stage in Matthew’s legal career has played a part in leading him to opening Coffman Legal, LLC, an employment law firm that represents employees in need of serious, dedicated counsel who will work tirelessly on their behalf. Regardless if Matthew is advocating for an individual or a class of individuals, he prides himself on providing the same level of personal attention and determined representation that his clients deserve. Matthew is committed to the provision of affordable, first-rate, and zealous representation. Matthew is very client-centered and provides client-friendly options, such as free consultations and contingency fee agreements (we don’t receive any compensation unless you do). He looks forward to the opportunity to speak with you to understand your employment-related legal issue(s) and work with you towards a resolution.

Associations & Honors

To enhance in his practice as an Columbus employment lawyer, Matthew is a member of several associations. First, Matthew is a member of the Ohio Employment Lawyers Association (OELA), which is a group comprised of Ohio attorneys who represent employees. In addition, Matthew is a National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) member, which is a national group of attorneys devoted to fighting for employees’ rights. Matthew has also had the pleasure of working collaboratively with numerous other employment attorneys both in Ohio and elsewhere in various cases. Matthew is or has also been a member of both the Ohio State Bar Association and Columbus Bar Association. In recognition of Matthew’s work, he has been recognized as a Super Lawyers, Rising Star for his Employment Law practice for the last nine consecutive years, including 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. Super Lawyers is a rating service to identify those lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Rising Stars list is comprised of no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys who meet the strict criteria set forth by Super Lawyers. Rising Stars are recognized as being among the most distinguished up-and-coming attorneys. More important than any recognition within the legal community though, Matthew is proud to have successfully resolved claims and obtained monetary compensation for thousands of employees.


  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

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