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Howard Kelly Coates

Howard Kelly Coates Jr. Judge

Howard Coates


    GAActive Member in Good Standing 198605/08/2015
    FLMember of the Judiciary198705/07/2015

    Professional Misconduct

    We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
    Award NameGrantorDate Granted
    Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
    Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
    Best Lawyers in FloridaBest Lawyers in Florida2012
    AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
    RecognitionWho's Who in American LawN/A

    Work Experience
    TitleCompany NameDuration
    MemberMcDonald Hopkins LLC2009 - Present
    Managing PartnerThe Coates Law Firm2004 - 2009
    PartnerCauley Geller Bowman & Coates LLP2001 - 2004
    PartnerProskauer Rose LLP1991 - 2000
    AssociateEdwards & Angell1990 - 1991
    AssociateSquire Sanders & Dempsey, LLP1987 - 1990
    AssociateKing & Spalding1986 - 1987
    Summer AssociateChicago Office Of Kirkland & Ellis1985 - 1985
    Summer AssociatesVinson & Elkins1985 - 1985
    Summer AssociateWilliams Mullen & Christensen1984 - 1984

    Association NamePosition NameDuration
    Village of WellingtonCouncilman/Vice-Mayor2008 - Present
    National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2006 - Present
    Palm Beach County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2004 - 2005
    South Palm Beach County Bar AssociationPresident2004 - 2005
    South Palm Beach County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2003 - 2004
    South Palm Beach County Bar AssociationSecretary2002 - 2003
    South Palm Beach County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors1998 - 2006
    Palm Beach County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
    Florida Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
    State Bar of GeorgiaMember1986 - Present
    American Bar AssociationsMember1986 - Present

    School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
    Florida Atlantic UniversityInternational BusinessMBA - Master of Business Administration2001
    Yale Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
    University of FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1982

    Speaking Engagements
    Conference NameTitleDate
    Retirement SeminarEstate Planning Workshop - Do You Have Your Financial House in Order?2005
    Palm Beach Educational Symposium for Financial Service ProfessionalsDivorce Planning: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly2005
    Excellence in Financial Services SeminarPlanning for Eternity -- During Life and the Hereafter2005
    Do You Have Your Financial House in Order?Estate Planning Fundamentals2004
    Probate and Estate SeminarEthical Issues in Probate and Estate Matters1999