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Carl Randolph Coleman

also known as Randy Coleman

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Medicaid & Medicare, Elder Law, Probate, Trusts, Guardianship

About Me


C. Randolph Coleman, has been a Florida lawyer for over 31 years, is a frequent lecturer and nationally recognized speaker in the areas of estate planning, financial planning, and asset protection. He co-authored The New Florida Trust Code, Lorman Educational Services, (2008), Trusts for Pets: Planning for Pets Under the Florida Trust Code, The Florida Bar Continuing Education Program (2008, 2005); Asset Protection Techniques in Florida, National Business Institute (2004); and authored Family Limited Partnerships in Florida (Chapter: “The Use of Family Limited Partnerships in Estate Planning”), National Business Institute (2002); Key Issues in Estate Planning and Probate in Florida (Chapter: “Protecting the Passage of Wealth”), National Business Institute (1997); Advanced Estate Planning Techniques in Florida (Chapter: “The Use of Family Limited Partnerships in Estate Planning”) National Business Institute (1995).  Mr. Coleman was the Florida Director of Asset Protection Planning for the Florida Physicians Association from 1997 to 2006, and is a member of WealthCounsel, LLC, a national association of estate planning and wealth preservation attorneys and lawyers.

Mr. Coleman and The Coleman Law Firm are listed in the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, which lists only those select lawyers who have earned the A-V® Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and have therefore been designated by their colleagues as pre-eminent in their field.

Mr. Coleman is a member of The Florida Bar, The American Bar Association, the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys.  Mr. Coleman is a graduate of the University of Florida of (BSBA ‘72) and the University of Florida College of Law (JD, with honors ‘78), and serves on the Executive Committee of the UF College of Law Alumni Council.  He was a practicing certified public accountant prior to entering private law practice in 1978.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Estate Planning: 45%
    37 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  2. Elder Law: 15%
    37 years, 350 cases
  3. Medicaid & Medicare: 15%
    22 years, 200 cases
  4. Trusts: 10%
    37 years, 2.4 thousand cases
  5. Other: 15%
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Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Glen Adam Kotten

    I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community.

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    Glen Kotten Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Yekaterina Mesic

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Coleman is an expert in his field. He is very knowledgeable in the areas of law he practices and finds creative solutions for his clients.

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    Yekaterina Mesic DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Coleman Law Firm, L.C.
10161 Centurion Pkwy, N. Ste 310
Jacksonville, FL, 32256

The Coleman Law Firm, PLLC

389 Palm Coast Parkway, SW
Suite 4
Palm Coast, FL, 32137

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing197805/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top 25 Estate Probate and Elder Law Blogs of 2011 - WinnerLexisNexis2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating2008
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1998
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1997
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1996
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1995
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1994
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1993
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1992

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerThe Coleman Law Firm, PLLC1991 - Present
Managing PartnerColeman, Cosby, Lipscomb & Bounds, PA1988 - 1991
Attorney/OwnerThe Coleman Law Firm1985 - 1988
PartnerFinley Kumble Wagner Heine Underberg Manley1983 - 1985
Associate AttorneyMershon, Sawyer, Johnston, Dunwody & Cole1978 - 1983

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Jacksonville Regional Chamber of CommerceBoard of Governors, Small Business Center Advisory Board2010 - 2012
Jacksonville Women's Business CenterAdvisory Board, ATHENA Panel2009 - 2012
The Florida BarAnimal Law Committee2005 - 2009
Florida Physicians AssociationProgram Director - Asset Protection Planning1997 - 2006
American Association of Independent InvestorsPresident1994 - 1997
The Florida BarUnauthorized Practice of Law Committee1992 - 1995
University of Florida College of Law Alumni CouncilExecutive Committee1992 - 2008
American Bar AssociationMember1979 - 2009
The Florida BarReal Property Probate & Trust Law, Tax, Business Law, Elder Law1978 - 2009

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Jones v. JonesClient prevailed on appeal, reversing trial court
Fouts v. BowlingClient prevailed on appeal, reversing trial court
Vareka Investments NV v. National Life Insurance CompanyClient prevailed on appeal, affirming trial court

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Nuts and Bolts of Animal LawTrusts for Pets under the Florida Trust Code2008
The New Florida Trust CodeCreditors' Claims, Third Party Claims, Asset Protection2008
Asset Protection Techniques in FloridaAsset Protection Techniques in Florida2004
Family LIimited Partnerships in FloridaFamily Limited Partnerships in Florida2002
National Business InstituteProtecting the Passage of Wealth1997
National Business InstituteThe Use of Family Limited Partnerships in Florida1995

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, with Honors1978
University of FloridaAccountingBachelor of Science in Business Administration1972

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The New Florida Trust CodeThe New Florida Trust Code2008
The Florida Bar Annual ConferenceTrusts for Pets, Providing for Companion Animals Under the Florida Trust Code2008
Gainesville Society of Financial ProfessionalsThe Impact of the New Bankruptcy Act on Asset Protection Planning2005
Asset Protection Techniques in FloridaAsset Protection Techniques in Florida2004
Family Limited Partnerships in FloridaFamily Limited Partnerships in Florida2002
Penn Mutual Premier School419 Multi-Employer Welfare Benefit Plans2000
Key Issues in Estate Planning and Probate in FloridaProtecting the Passage of Wealth1997
Advanced Estate Planning Techniques in FloridaThe Use of Family Limited Partnerships in Florida1995