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Gregory Coates is a member of the Litigation Practice in Greenberg Traurig's New Jersey office. Gregory focuses his practice on products liability litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Gregory served as a clerk to the Honorable Rachelle L. Harz of the New Jersey Superior Court.

The attorney is providing legal services through and affiliated with Greenberg Traurig, LLP, a New York Limited Liability Partnership. Results may vary depending on your particular facts and circumstances.



  • Represents pharmaceutical manufacturer in defending multidistrict litigation based on nationwide hypertension drug recalls.
  • Assists in defense of pharmaceutical manufacturer in multidistrict litigation and coordinated state-court actions involving a chemotherapy medication.
  • Representation of leading medical device manufacturer in personal injury litigation involving device defect claims.
  • Represented pharmaceutical manufacturer in single-plaintiff product liability litigation involving corticosteroid injections.
  • Represents medical device manufacturers in single-plaintiff product liability litigation involving ophthalmic implants.
  • Represents pharmaceutical manufacturer in class-action litigation related to over the counter ophthalmology product.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2021-2024
  • Team Member, Benchmark Litigation’s “New Jersey Law Firm of the Year,” Shortlisted, 2022
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Product Liability Practice Group of the Year," 2021-2022
  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Regional Litigation Department of the Year – New Jersey,” Finalist, 2019

A description of the selection methodology for the above awards can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

  • Member, New Jersey Bar Association
    • Legislative Coordinator, Product Liability and Mass Tort Subcommittee


  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 2018
  • B.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2008
  • Hon. Rachelle L. Harz, New Jersey Superior Court, 2018-2019
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York