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Christopher S. Coleman

About me

I am an experienced and capable attorney who puts the interests of his clients first and foremost.  If for any reason I cannot assist you with your matter, I will do my best to get you to someone who can.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 25%
    25 years
  2. Business: 25%
    25 years
  3. Real Estate: 25%
    25 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%
    25 years
  5. Speeding Ticket: 5%
    25 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Chris Coleman is an absolute professional. He routinely displays tireless dedication to both his clients, and knowledge of the law at the center of his cases. Chris is one of the few attorneys in Dutchess County that I can say, without one bit of hesitation, is fully capable of handling absolutely any issue that arises during representation of a client. He is intelligent, thorough, hard-working and an all-around fantastic attorney.


    John Ventosa Litigation Attorney
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    Christopher Coleman a sharp, experienced and attentive attorney. I would highly recommend Mr. Coleman for a variety of legal matters.


    Kristen Verrino DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Christopher S. Coleman, PLLC

214 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601-2936


NYCurrently registered 199107/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Accredited BusinessBetter Business Bureau2012
JD With HonorUniversity of Maryland1990
BA Cum Laude - Dean's ListState University of New York, Albany1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCaltagirone & Coleman2008 - 2009
PartnerSall, Caltagirone & Coleman1997 - 2008
Solo PractitionerChristopher S. Coleman, Esq.1992 - 1997
AssociateUpton, Cohen & Slamowitz1990 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ulster County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Dutchess County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Kent, 188 Misc. 2d 509Application denied, but matter thereupon resolved in favor of client.
People v. Fox, 188 Misc. 2d 378Motion for severance granted.
Fendt Finding Co. v. Private Brands, Inc., 182 A.D.2d 548Unanmous reversal by First Department Appellate Division of Trial Court's grant of summary judgment against client.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
State University of New York, AlbanyPolitical Science/PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WKIP - Radio EventResidential Real Estate - The Process from Beginning to End2014