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Howard Kelly Coates Jr.

Howard Kelly Coates Jr. Judge

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FLMember of the Judiciary198709/08/2015
GAInactive Member in Good Standing 198611/07/2015
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