Jennifer S. Coatsworth, Esq.

Professional Experience

Ms. Coatsworth has been an associate at Margolis Edelstein since May 2004. She has litigated hundreds of motor vehicle, dealer fraud and lemon law cases from both the Plaintiff and Defense sides. Additionally, she concentrates her practice in the defense of professionals such as realtors, home inspectors, accountants and physicians. She also has extensive experience with premises liability and product liability and has handled employment and construction work. Ms. Coatsworth has defended dozens of car dealerships and real estate sales people for claims of breach of contract and fraud and violations of various fraud-related statutes such as the Unfair Trade Practices Act, the Magnuson Moss Warranty Improvement Act, the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Lemon Laws, the New Vehicle Damage Disclosure Act, the Automotive Industry Trade Practices Act, the Real Estate Sellers Disclosure Law and the Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act. She was selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2011 through 2015. She has also received the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel Distinguished Young Lawyer Award and its Special Presidential Acknowledgment.

Ms. Coatsworth currently serves as Assistant Secretary of the Philadelphia Bar Association and has served on its on the Board of Governors since 2012. She was appointed by the Chancellor as the Co-chair of the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee twice and currently serves as the Co-chair of the Women in the Profession Committee. She is also very active with the Civil Litigation Section. She previously served on the Executive Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of that organization for six years, and held the positions of Secretary and Vice Chair of the Division. Additionally, Ms. Coatsworth is the Secretary of the Civil Litigation Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and serves on the Executive Counsel of the PBA Women in the Profession Commission as Awards Committee Co-chair and previously also co-chaired that group’s Annual Meeting. Ms. Coatsworth is the Vice Chancellor of the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society and leads the Fellowship, Leadership and Young Lawyers Committees. Ms. Coatsworth is also an active member of the Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel, and serves on its CLE Planning Committee. Outside of the legal field, Ms. Coatsworth is an avid fan of her alma mater, University of Maryland, and serves as the co-President of the local chapter of the University’s Alumni Association and Athletic Scholarship Fund. She serves as counsel to the Board of the Storybook Musical Theatre.


    • Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law

      Class of 2003 Judicial · Philadelphia · PA
    • University of Maryland

      Class of 2000 History, Government and Politics · College Park · MD

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Consumer Protection
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Negligence/Personal Injury
  • Negligence/PI: Defendant
  • Real Estate
  • Tort

Bar Admissions

    • 2003  New Jersey
    • 2003  Pennsylvania
    • 2003  Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • 2003  District of New Jersey