Mr. Coleman was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1985. His education includes Davidson College (B.A., 1981), Exeter University Law School, Exeter England and Marshall-Wythe at the College of William and Mary (J.D., 1985) where he received his Juris Doctorate. He is a member of Phi Alpha Delta, and from 1984-85 served as a staff member of the International Law Newsletter. Mr. Coleman was a member of the Jessup International Moot Court Team, and from 1990-91 was Attorney for the Credit Union National Association League. Memberships include the Florida Bar, Clearwater Bar (President, Young Lawyers, 1990), and American Bar (member, Litigation and Business Sections) Associations, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association.
Mr. Coleman's professional affiliations include the Governance Committee of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), Past President of the Clearwater Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, and has served as a member of the Commercial Law Division of the American Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Coleman is an active member of The Florida Bar Association and Pinellas Leadership. He also serves as a Circuit Court Mediator and as an Arbitrator with FINRA involving investor disputes within the brokerage industry. Mr. Coleman currently holds the highest possible AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell® for his trial ability and dedication to ethics, as well as a 10.00 Superb rating on avvo.com.
Over the years, Mr. Coleman has published articles in both professional and lay publications regarding securities fraud, asset protection and other associated subjects. Likewise, he has also been a speaker for professional organizations including continuing education for attorneys, accountants, and legal assistants, as well as seminars to lay groups and stockbrokers.
In the public sector, Mr. Coleman actively supports and participates in fundraising activities for the Boy Scouts of America, volunteers for Operation Par, Inc., appears in the Pinellas County Public Schools for speaking engagements and provides legal support for the Alumni Association. He is a baritone soloist in a variety of choirs and has recently served on the board of his church.
On a personal note, Mr. Coleman who was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on November 21, 1959, and is a father of four. He escaped the frozen North of Virginia and became a resident of Florida in 1985.