Joseph R. Coules, Associate

Joseph R. Coules


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Vienna, VA Office
Suite 200
1577 Spring Hill Road
Vienna VA, 22182


Mr. Coules is a Principal in the Firm’s Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Practice Group. His practice focuses on representing employers and insurance companies in the defense of an array of workers’ compensation and liability claims. Mr. Coules has civil litigation experience in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative bodies. He also actively defends product manufacturers in toxic tort bodily injury claims, corporations and privately held companies in premises liability and general commercial liability disputes, and insured individuals and insurance companies in motor vehicle related property and bodily injury claims.


  • 2017, US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • 2017, US District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • 2015, District of Columbia
  • 2015, Virginia
  • 2013, US District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • 2009, US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • 2009, Michigan


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2009)
  • Central Michigan University (B.A.A., Public Relations, 2006)

Affiliations, Associations & Special Achievements

  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society