Scott A. Coffina was sworn in as the Burlington County Prosecutor on March 31, 2017, continuing a distinguished legal career in both private practice and public service.
Prior to becoming Prosecutor, he had served as the Senior Deputy Chief Counsel to Governor Chris Christie since August 2015.
During remarks for the swearing of Prosecutor Coffina, Governor Christie told the crowd that Scott was highly respected during his time working in the New Jersey State House because he was known as someone who would advocate for decisions to be made based on right and wrong, regardless of the political implications.
“In Scott Coffina, I can tell you that you have someone with unquestionable integrity,” Governor Christie said.
Prosecutor Coffina joined the Christie Administration from Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP, where he was a partner in the firm’s White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations practice group. His practice focused on representing corporate, university and individual clients in internal investigations, False Claims Act litigation, political‐legal controversies, and additional civil, criminal or regulatory enforcement actions. He has also been a partner at Montgomery McCracken in Philadelphia and began his legal career as an Associate at Wiley Rein in Washington, DC.
Prosecutor Coffina has held a number of additional public service positions. He was an Assistant United States Attorney in Philadelphia from 1997 to 2002. He also was an Associate Counsel to President George W. Bush from May 2007 until January 2009, where he advised White House and Administration officials on a wide range of legal matters, represented the interests of the President in Congressional oversight investigations and evaluated candidates for judicial appointments in the District of Columbia and Eleventh Circuits. Previously, he served in the White House Office of Political Affairs under President Ronald Reagan.
Prosecutor Coffina received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is admitted to the bars of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia, as well as the United States Supreme Court. He resides in Marlton with his wife and three sons.