Monroe A. Coogler, Jr. was a founding member of the firm, A native Floridian, Mr. Coogler received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctorate with honors from Florida State University. An Air Force and Vietnam veteran, Mr. Coogler moved to Palm Beach County in 1970 and was an associate at Jones, Adams, Paine, and Foster. A fourth generation lawyer, Mr. Coogler recently completed four years of service as a member of the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission assisting U.S. Senator Connie Mack and President George Bush in the selection and appointment of federal judges and U.S. district attorneys in the State of Florida.
Active in his community, Mr. Coogler has served as president of the Gold Coast Republican Club, president of the Forum Club for the Palm Beaches, president and founder of the 200 Club of the Palm Beaches, president of the West Palm Beach Rotary Club, and chairman of the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission. He is also a past Chairman of the Palm Beach County Economic Council. Mr. Coogler served as a Municipal Judge for the City of Boynton Beach in 1972.
Mr. Coogler is retired from the firm.