Coughlan & Vinel, LLP: Welcome to the Law Firm Challenge Family at USD!

Coughlan & Vinel, LLP

SAN DIEGO (September 9, 2020) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumni Ben Coughlan ’12, (JD), and Kacie Vinel ’16 (JD), founding partners of Coughlan & Vinel, LLP, are the newest members of our Law Firm Challenge Team Roster at USD School of Law. Congratulations on the formation of your new firm and Welcome to the 2020-2021 Law Firm Challenge!

Coughlan has been a longtime Team Captain at Gomez Trial Attorneys, prior to establishing his own firm. He is also one of this year’s Rising Star Recent Alumni Award Honorees at USD School of Law. We hope you will join your fellow USD friends, alumni, and colleagues in celebrating alumni achievement on November 13, 2020, for our Virtual Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony (more details coming soon). Support the Distinguished Alumni Award Honoree Endowed Scholarship by making a gift here.

Coughlan and Vinel decided to start their firm, motivated by a unified goal: bringing compassion to the practice of law and focusing on the most important part of any case–the people. We wish them well in their new venture and know that they will continue to make a lasting impact at USD School of Law.

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USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates.  The law school's faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 22nd nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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