Kendall Coffey on Representing Elian Gonzalez and Al Gore

Kendall Coffey on Representing Elian Gonzalez and Al Gore

 

Former lawyer and author, Kendall Coffey sat down with Miami Me magazine to chat about his lawyer practice and some of the things he’s achieved throughout his career. He decided to become a lawyer because in his eyes, lawyers fought for justice. He saw that every person whether they were strong or weak, had the opportunity to achieve justice because of lawyers who believed in them. When asked what cases were most memorable for him throughout his 40-year career, two in particular stood out to him. First, he spoke about representing Elian Gonzalez, a six-year-old Cuban boy who struggled to remain in the United States. He said that the case had a huge impact on the whole country and it forever changed his attitude towards immigrants. He also went into detail about representing United States Vice President Al Gore, who was fighting for correct counting of votes during the election.

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