Hal D. Coffey, a commercial real estate attorney at Blumling & Gusky LLP, is the 109th President of the Allegheny County Bar Association. His term began on July 1, 2017 and will end on June 30, 2018
Mr. Coffey has been very involved in numerous facets of the ACBA. He has been chair of the Diversity Collaborative Committee, chair of the Young Lawyers Division, editor-in-chief of the Lawyers Journal and the Pittsburgh Legal Journal Opinions and a member of the Real Property Section Council and Women in the Law Division Council. He is also a member of the Bench-Bar Conference Committee, Committee on Exempt Organizations, Diversity and Gender Equality Ad Hoc Committee, Membership Committee, Publications Committee and Real Property Section. Mr. Coffey is also involved in the Allegheny County Bar Foundation, where he is a Fellow.
In addition to his roles at the ACBA, Mr. Coffey is involved in various other legal and community organizations, including the Josh Gibson Foundation and Squirrel Hill Baseball Association and is an active member of Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland. He also provides pro bono representation to indigent clients seeking protection from abuse orders through Neighborhood Legal Services Association.
Mr. Coffey’s real estate practice includes acquisition, disposition, leasing, financing, property tax assessment, land use and zoning, with a particular emphasis on retail, affordable housing, office and general commercial real estate. He holds an undergraduate degree in journalism and political science from Penn State University, graduating in 1996. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2000. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Coffey was a sports and news reporter and desk editor working for newspapers such as The News & Advance (Lynchburg, Va.) the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.