Elizabeth P. Coughter
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ELIZABETH P. COUGHTER has been practicing law in Charlottesville since 1983 when she moved here from Richmond to accept a position with MichieHamlett. She received a B.A. from the University of Virginia and her law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law. She started her legal career as a law clerk for the Virginia Supreme Court before entering the practice of law in the areas of family law and personal injury litigation. Her trial work has included a variety of civil matters, including medical negligence cases, contested divorce and custody cases, employment litigation, collegiate honor trial cases, and automobile accident cases. Today she focuses her practice on family law matters, including litigated divorce and custody cases. Elizabeth also practices collaborative law in family law cases. She has spoken on a variety of legal topics to statewide and national audiences and authored articles on those topics.
She is past president of the Charlottesville Area Women’s Bar Association, and a past member of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association Board of Directors. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association, and a former member of the National College of Trial Advocates.
Elizabeth brings to her professional career the perspective of being the wife of Jeffrey P. Coughter, Sr., and the mother of their three children. Her son, Pierce, is a graduate the University of Virginia and has received a Masters Degree from Old Dominion University. Eliza is a graduate of Longwood University and employed in Richmond. The Coughters’ youngest daughter, Harding, just finished her first year in the Arts Foundation program at Virginia Commonwealth University. In her free time, Elizabeth knits more sweaters than she can wear, and sips wine on the dock of her family cottage in Deltaville, Virginia, on the Chesapeake Bay.
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Elizabeth in the News:
Elizabeth Coughter Interviewed for CBS19 News Story: Labor of Love: Abortion vs. Adoption
- Board Member, Madison House
- Member, CCSP Promise 2011 Gala Planning Committee
- Department of Social Services for the City of Charlottesville, advisory board member for many years
- Virginia Discovery Museum, board of directors for many years
- Participant in Forensic Nursing Institute, University of Virginia Medical Center
- Charlottesville Capital Improvement Program Committee
- Quest Advisory Board Committee - Charlottesville City Schools
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