Gabriel Z. Coelho


Miami Office
T: 786.770.8650


Gabriel Z. Coelho is a partner in Ball Janik LLP’s Construction practice group. Mr. Coelho’s practice concentrates on representing owners in construction disputes and construction defect matters.

Prior to joining Ball Janik, Mr. Coelho focused his practice in the defense of general contractors in multimillion-dollar construction and construction defect disputes. Gabriel’s previous representation of general contractors gives him a unique advantage and perspective in assisting our firm’s practice of representing owners in the prosecution of construction claims.

Mr. Coelho was born in Brazil, and is fluent in Portuguese and conversational in Spanish.


  • J.D., cum laude, 2007, University of Miami School of Law
  • B.A., cum laude, History & Political Science, 2004, University of Florida University of Florida Leader-Scholar, Dean’s List


  • The Best Lawyers in America list since 2021


  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

    Kelly Corcoran is an insurance coverage attorney focused on resolving complex insurance coverage disputes on behalf of individual and corporate policyholders in their pursuit to recover claims. He has significant experience in handling construction defect coverage issues involving commercial and residential buildings including apartment complexes, condominiums, and single-family homes, as well as other coverage issues involving personal injury and property damage claims. Mr. Corcoran was selected to the Florida Rising Stars list, published in Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016-2018. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

    Before joining Ball Janik LLP, Mr. Corcoran served as coverage counsel for several national insurers, in which he gained invaluable experience in understanding how insurance companies defend themselves in legal battles with claimants and policyholders. His experience includes litigating disputes arising under commercial, homeowners, automobile and general liability policies.

    Mr. Corcoran has been involved with coverage issues ranging from improperly installed roofs, fire sprinkler systems, curtain wall systems, and post-tension cables to large multi-district litigation involving Chinese drywall and FEMA Formaldehyde Travel Trailers. Mr. Corcoran is well-versed in primary and excess insurance policies, policy interpretations, as well as insurance policies covering subcontractors and additional insureds. He has numerous published opinions in the areas of tort and insurance law, including Claudio v. Regaldo, 116 So.3d 451 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013).

    Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Corcoran was a partner in the second oldest law firm in Florida, Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP. On a personal note, Mr. Corcoran enjoys spending his free time with his wife, daughter, son, and two dogs.