Skip to main content
Howard Kelly Coates

Howard Kelly Coates Jr. Judge

Howard Coates

    Resume

    License
    StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
    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.
    Awards
    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

    Associations
    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

    Education
    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