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Jeffrey P. Coleman - Clearwater, FL

581 S. Duncan Ave. Clearwater, FL 33756

Updated: 02/18/2024

Clearwater Estate Planning Lawyer


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 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® PreeminentTM Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell® for his trial ability and dedication to ethics, as well as a 10.00 Superb rating on

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 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.

About Jeffrey P. Coleman

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning


  • 65%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founder, Coleman Law Firm, since August 15, 1997


  • English (Primary)
  • Spanish


Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1985

Specialties and Certifications

  • Arbitrator, National Association of Securities Dealers, Washington, DC
  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • Real Estate Salesman License Holder

Other Affiliations

  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), Governance Committee, January 15, 1997 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association, Commercial and Banking Section (Bar Leader Conferee)
  • Clearwater Chamber Of Commerce, Central Building District Committee
  • Clearwater Beautification And Development (Sponsor)
  • Davidson College Alumni Associate (Local DAAP chairman)
  • Florida Bar Associations
  • Clearwater Bar Associations, Young Lawyers, 1990 - Present (President)
  • American Bar Associations, Litigation and Business Sections (Member)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • Commercial Law Division, American Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Florida Bar Association (Member)
  • Pinellas Leadership (Member)
  • FINRA (Circuit Court Mediator and Arbitrator)


  • University of Exeter Faculty of Law, Exeter, England
    International Law Certificate
  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1985
    Juris Doctorate
  • Davidson College, 1981

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon

Past Positions

  • Harris, Barrett, Mann & Drew, P.A., Associate
  • Bonner, Hogan & Pearse, P.A., Associate
  • Bonner, Hogan & Coleman, P.A., Shareholder
  • Credit Union National Association League, Attorney, 1990 - 1991

Pro Bono Activities

  • Fundriser, Boy Scouts of America
  • Volunteer, Operation Par, Inc.

Classes and Seminars

  • Invited to speak at "Physicians Offshore" seminar; Topic - Offshore Asset Protection Trust. How to protect wealth from creditors, and introduced principals of offshore money management.
  • Invited to speak at "The Asset Protection Group"; Topic - Building lines of defense to protect assets domestic and offshore.
  • Invited to speak tothe general public; Topic - "Spotting Those Bad Apples." How to spot investment fraud and abuse and what remedies are available to protect the investor.
  • Securities Litigation Seminar, Practicing Law Institute, October 10, 2009 - October 15, 2009



  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell®, 2004 - 2010
  • Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers, Tampa Bay Magazine, 2009 - 2010
  • Finalist Bob Hope Nationwide Talent Search, 1977 - Present
  • Jessup International Moot Court Regional Finalist, 1985 - Present
  • Pinellas Leadership, 1999 - 2010
  • 10.00 Superb rating on


Office Information


581 S. Duncan Ave. Clearwater, FL 33756

Accepts Credit Cards




  • Presenter, Enforcement of Foreign Judgments, CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
  • "Planned Giving and Planned Living", PUBLIC FORUM
  • Jurist, International Moot Court competition, STETSON COLLEGE OF LAW
  • The Availability of Ordinary Loss Treatment for Certain Investment Losses under the Internal Revenue Code, Practicing Law Institute, 2009
    This forty page article provides analysis of the Theft Loss deduction with respect to improper investment activities such as Ponzi schemes.
  • Can an Investment Become a Theft for Tax Purposes?, Florida Bar Journal, January, 2010

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By Chelsea W. on Aug. 20, 2022

4.5 out of 5 stars

Mr. Coleman was very patient with me as I had no background knowledge of my own estate. He gave me great advice and was able to communicate future concerns with me in a way that I completely understood what he was saying. I left our meeting feeling fully equipped about how to handle my specific situation.


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