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David J. Coyle

1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604


Amy Avaritt

David J. Coyle has extensive experience in commercial litigation, bankruptcy, commercial foreclosures, replevin actions, condemnation proceedings and business torts.  In bankruptcy, he regularly represents the interests of clients ranging in size from large, publicly-traded corporations to individuals.  He has substantial experience in representing clients in all areas of bankruptcy practice, including commercial landlords in disputes with tenants who have filed bankruptcy petitions, defending clients in preference actions, and representing secured lenders.  He also has experience representing Chapter 7 trustees and unsecured creditors' committees. 


  • Best Lawyers in America, 2010 - 2016
  • Best Lawyers, "Toledo Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year," 2014
  • "Distinguished Service Award," 2013, Legal Aid of Western Ohio/ABLE

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Banking, Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Committee, Current Chair of the Bankruptcy Sub-Committee
  • Toledo Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee and Grievance Investigation Committee
  • Toledo Legal Aid Society, Board of Trustees (Former President)
  • Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc., Board of Trustees (Former President) (2001-2015)
  • Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc., Board of Trustees (Former President) (2001-2015)

Alternate biographies





  • J.D., Ohio State University, 1987
  • B.S., Ball State University, 1982

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 1987
  • Ohio State Courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit