medical malpractice trial lawyers

Our Story

Vic Poulos & Greig Coates became law partners in April of 2002, when the two medical malpractice litigators merged their offices, combining what is now over seventy years of litigation experience, to form Poulos & Coates, LLP.


Poulos & Coates is a law firm of experienced trial lawyers dedicated to the representation of victims of medical negligence and their families. Medical malpractice litigation is what we do. Through verdict or settlement, we have obtained over $300 million dollars in gross recoveries for our clients throughout our careers.

What We Do

Poulos & Coates has their principal office in Las Cruces, NM.

We primarily represent clients throughout New Mexico. We have prosecuted malpractice claims against doctors, hospitals, clinics, nurses, pharmacies, drug manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, and numerous other entities in the health care field.

When a medical tragedy occurs, it can forever alter the lives of its victim and their family.  The catastrophe of a severe medical injury to a loved one, or the crippling financial impact of such a loss, can often lead the victim and their family to wonder if their tragedy could have been avoided with proper medical care.  Poulos & Coates, LLP can answer questions like these when a family has experienced a tragedy and wants to know whether their loved one was needlessly injured due to medical or hospital negligence.  When Poulos & Coates, LLP investigates your case and determines that the death or serious injury of a loved one was due to medical malpractice, we dedicate ourselves to shifting the financial burden of a serious injury from its victim and their family, to the insurers of the negligent doctor or hospital.

 Poulos & Coates, LLP is a litigation firm based in Las Cruces, New Mexico that specializes in medical malpractice lawsuits throughout the state of New Mexico.   Our three attorneys, one of whom is also a medical doctor, have over 70 years of experience representing seriously injured victims of medical malpractice. 

So far, the attorneys of Poulos & Coates, LLP have successfully resolved cases, by either verdict or settlement, that total over 300 million dollars in gross recoveries. Poulos & Coates have prosecuted lawsuits against physicians of virtually every medical specialty, physician practices, hospitals, hospital management companies, nurses, drug manufacturers, medical and pathology labs, and many others.

Poulos & Coates, LLP has a medical doctor and a nurse on staff to evaluate your case, to locate experts to review and testify in your lawsuit, and to prepare your case for trial.  There are never any up-front costs associated with asking us to investigate your potential lawsuit.  Only in the event of a settlement or favorable jury verdict of your case, would our law firm collect any expenses or fees.

Call us at 575-523-4444 or 1-888 478-5424 to discuss your potential negligence claim.  There is no charge for your case consultation.  We offer Spanish intakes if Spanish is your primary language.


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Poulos & Coates, LLP serves clients in New Mexico and the El Paso, TX area. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters, and electronic mail.