Colin Coffey


Tel: (925) 977-3335


At a Glance

Colin provides a range of services to health care districts, hospitals and providers.

He works to enhance his clients’ business opportunities while mitigating the risks clients face.

Colin is a 30-year member of the California Society of Healthcare Attorneys.

Colin Coffey understands the financial hardships and challenges health care districts, hospitals, physicians and ancillary providers face both industry-wide and those unique to California.
With more than 30 years of experience providing counsel and a broad range of services to health care clients, the Best Best & Krieger LLP partner has the in-depth industry understanding and knowledge of state and federal regulations to efficiently and successfully meet the needs and expectations of  health care industry clients.
A trusted counselor, Colin recognizes the special purpose health care districts serve and embraces their mission to respond to the specialized health needs of California’s diverse communities.
Counseling Health Care Providers 
Colin's central practice is public health care law and regulation, representing providers generally, and medical centers, health care districts, community clinics, skilled nursing facilities and physician groups. He has served as general and special counsel to large and complex medical centers, and corporate counsel to their public and nonprofit boards of directors. Colin also practices public entity and nonprofit law, emphasizing government regulation, public contracting and approval. 
In his work with boards and senior management, Colin has:

  • Advised on the proper process and documentation of decisions in areas that are heavily scrutinized by the government and public, including provider contracts, and major transactions. 
  • Counseled hospital and physician group management, and governing boards on fiduciary standards applicable to individuals in decision-making roles in the health care industry.
  • Assured compliance with the array of legal and regulatory rules governing the operations and policies of public agencies and 501(c)(3) health care providers. 

Colin is a 35-year member of the California Society of Healthcare Attorneys, as well as the  American Health Lawyers Association, the California Lawyers Association Public Law Section and is the past-president of the Contra Costa Bar Association. Colin represents northern and eastern Contra  Costa  County as a member of  the elected Board of Directors of the East Bay Regional Park District, a two-county special district and the nation’s largest local government devoted to parks and recreation.


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D.
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., with great distinction


  • California


  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating
  • San Francisco’s Top Rated Lawyers™, 2015
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2005

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