Kenneth J. Coughlan


Awards and Recognitions

  • While attending Delaware he was chosen for internships with the Delaware State Police and a private law firm in downtown Wilmington. He also was nominated for the Outstanding Criminal Justice Major award and was a member of both the Criminal Justice Honor Society and the Philosophy Honor Society.


  • B.A., University of Delaware, 1994 (majoring in criminal justice with minors in legal studies and philosophy)
  • J.D., William and Mary Law School, 1998 (serving in internships with both the Newport News Commonwealth Attorney and the Peninsula Legal Aid office)
  • M.S. coursework in criminal justice at Old Dominion University.

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • Pennsylvania
  • Washington D.C.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Kenneth J. Coughlan has extensive experience in administrative hearings, jury and bench trials, and appellate arguments.  He is licensed in four states, and admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, the United State District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.  He is ready and willing to help you in all your legal needs.


Anne Hoke Attorneys (2006-Current)
Baltimore, Maryland 

He has been with Anne Hoke Attorneys since June, 2006, dealing with personal injury, general civil litigation, worker's compensation, criminal defense, and medical malpractice.

Law Offices of Robert L. Miller (2004-2006)
Bel Air, Maryland 
Working primarily personal injury and criminal defense cases.

Norfolk Public Defender's Office (2002-2004)
Norfolk, Virginia 
After only one year with the office he was promoted to Deputy Public Defender, supervising a team of attorneys, and was responsible for training all new lawyers in the office.  In his time with the Public Defender's Office Mr. Coughlan represented clients charged with everything from misdemeanor offenses all the way up to major felonies such as rape, robbery, and first degree murder.

The Law Office of Karen M. Rye (1998-2002)
Norfolk, Virginia 

During this time, his practice focused primarily on workers' compensation, personal injury, employment litigation and social security disability.

Notable Accomplishments

In 2009, Mr. Coughlan won a major appellate court decision for workers’ compensation claimants suffering from occupational diseases; Black & Decker v. Humbert, 189 Md. App. 171, 984 A.2d 281 (2009).  That case opened the door for many workers to be fairly compensated for their injuries.  Mr. Coughlan was also instrumental in winning the Virginia criminal appeal in Coles v. Commonwealth, 44 Va. App. 599, 605 S.E.2d 784 (2004).

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