Coye Law Firm

Coye Law Firm

Sometimes, you need justice. Sometimes, you need a lawyer.

Firm Overview

Wade Coye founded the Coye Law Firm in 1991 with the goal of focusing on clients in any type of case. Mr. Coye's experiences as a U.S. Army infantry veteran, insurance agent, and real estate agent make his legal knowledge diverse and comprehensive. From the beginning, he made communication between offices and staff members more efficient by taking advantage of the latest computer and Internet technology. Video conferences, for example, save attorneys and clients time and money in terms of travel.

Our legal team offers a compassionate client-based service with aggressive representation.

Main Office

730 Vassar Street

Orlando FL 32804


(407) 648-4940



Other Offices

6767 N. Wickham Road

2202 N. West Shore Boulevard

310 Almond Street

3 S. John Young Parkway

Daniel Smith

Coye Law Firm

Daniel Smith is an attorney whose practice areas include personal injury, social security disability, workers compensation, employment disputes, ERISA, USERRA, litigation, and appellate cases. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, where his father worked in the factory industry and his mother was in the service industry. Mr. Smith's passion for justice started at an early age. At one point, he wanted to be a police officer.


He was raised in Orlando and graduated from Edgewater High School. He was active in sports, including wrestling, football, weightlifting, and track and field. Dan was number one in his college and earned a degree in legal studies with a minor in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida.


Mr. Smith chose law because he knew that the work of past attorneys helped people, including his own father, on a large scale. Without plaintiff's attorneys of the past, factories, products, and services would not be as safe as they are today. Dan started as an intern at the Coye Law Firm in 2000 while he was still an undergraduate student and worked as a case manager in litigation.


He then began at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. At UF, he served as Editor in Chief of the university's Journal of Law and Public Policy and interned for the Honorable Martha Ann Lott, Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida, Alachua County. Mr. Smith performed his clinical training at the Gator Team Child Juvenile Law Clinic. During summer breaks from law school, Mr. Smith returned to the Coye Law Firm as a law clerk. He worked on several appellate, litigation, and workers' compensation cases. He graduated with magna cum laude honors and was invited to become a member of the prestigious Order of the Coif.


He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2005. Mr. Smith enjoys being an attorney because of the many different people he meets and helps on a daily basis. He finds that clients and cases are always different, their experiences are valuable, and their conversation is intriguing.


University of Central Florida
Bachelor of Arts, 2002

University of Florida Levin College of Law
Juris Doctor, 2005

Nanette Cruz

Coye Law Firm

Mrs. Cruz received her Juris Doctorate from the Law School at Florida A&M University with cum laude honors. She is a native spanish speaker who grew up in Florida, and the mother of two very accomplished daughters. She began work at the Coye Law Firm as a paralegal in 2008 while completing law school, and was accepted as an associated immediately after Bar Admission in 2010. Mrs. Cruz is passionate about assisting clients with family law, probate, disability, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, and other issues. She is an active member in her community and her church.

Salim Punjani

Coye Law Firm

Mr. Punjani was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Atlanta, GA, where he graduated from Emory University with his Bachelors of Arts in psychology in 2003. After relocating to the Orlando area, Salim continued his education at Barry University's Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, graduating in May 2010. In 2008, while still a law student, Salim began work at the Coye Law Firm in the workers' compensation department, and combined with his previous experience working with veterans and post-traumatic stress disorder, he has chosen to specialize his legal practice in these areas.

Wade Coye

Coye Law Firm

Wade Coye is a lawyer practicing on behalf of injured or distressed consumers in the Central Florida area. He was raised on a dairy farm in New York and completed his extensive education in his home state. He earned an Associate of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Morrisville, a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Buffalo campus, and a Juris Doctor degree with cum laude honors from the SUNY Buffalo Law School.

His diverse background–including military service in the U.S. Army Infantry, work on multiple congressional campaigns, and status as a former licensed insurance agent–makes his practice stronger and more comprehensive when dealing with today’s complicated legal issues. Wade Coye is licensed to practice in Florida and the District of Columbia. He has served the people of Florida since 1989, when he was admitted to the state Bar. In 1991, he began the Coye Law Firm, which now handles a wide variety of matters including personal injury, workers compensation, general litigation, employment, probate and corporate matters.. The Coye Law Firm has grown over the years to better serve people all over central Florida, including those living in Orlando, Melbourne, Kissimmee, and Clermont.

Mr. Coye is an instrument rated private pilot and maintains a company plane to travel on behalf of his clients’ needs. He is married with five children; his oldest son has completed three tours of duty overseas with the United States Marine Corps.


State University of New York at Buffalo
Juris Doctor, 1989

State University of New York at Buffalo
Bachelors of Arts, 1986

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