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Lynn Ellen Coleman

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Kernersville, NC

5.0   19 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 24 years
    Texas - TX 37 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2018
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Not Eligible to Practice - Administrative Suspension

About Lynn

Learn Lynn’s areas of practice.

I have been an attorney for more than 34 years. My practice is limited to representing consumers who have debt issues and consumer complaints. I am a federally designated Debt Relief Agency under the United States Bankruptcy Laws. I assist people with finding solutions to their debt problems, including, where appropriate, assisting them with the filing of petitions for relief under the United States Bankruptcy Code. I also help people resolve their disputes as a mediator. I am admitted to practice at all levels of the North Carolina court system and all of the United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts in North Carolina.

I began the practice of law in the State of Texas in 1986. I relocated to North Carolina with my family in 1999, and became licensed to practice law in North Carolina in 2000.

My hours are flexible and are by appointment only. I offer early morning and early evening consultations when necessary. I do not accept "walk-in's".

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Top Contributor 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2024 2023 2022 + 10 ...
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015

Location

Lynn E. Coleman Attorney-Mediator

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Tyler | February 26, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great and timely advice
Responded to my questions regarding debt collection in a timely and professional manner.
Posted by Jeff | August 31, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Experience for a free consultation
I was connected to Mrs Coleman through the AVVO site from a google search and from there I scrolled down to Mrs Coleman’s profile that seemed to match what I was looking for. Clicked her link and took me to her site. It was during the day and I was busy with work but I decided to call her business number anyway assuming I would be going to vm or giving my name/number for a callback later. Much to my surprise Mrs Coleman answered the phone herself and proceeded to give me free advice for a full 15 mins (I checked bc I was so pleasantly surprised) for my current situation. In todays time this type of customer service rarely happens, is not expected, but much appreciated! I would highly recommend contacting Mrs Coleman!
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Posted by Kim | June 30, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Friendly and helpful
I received a free consultation outside of AVVO that directed me in the right direction. Very nice and helpful.
Posted by Tim | June 30, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Sound advice and follow up
Lynn Coleman answered my question promptly. focusing on the important details and giving candid and direct advice about my issue. But she also followed up and checked back, answered my later comments, and helped me avoid making a costly mistake. Thank you again for your time and expertise, Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very honest and helpful
I am a single mother going through a difficult situation with my roommate and I didn't know where to find help. She took her time to reply my questions in details and it meant so much to me. Lawyers might advise you to take legal actions no matter what but she was very honest about what's best for my situation which is making a deal with my roommate. I really appreciate your knowledge and honesty. It's been a huge help!!
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Posted by Namcy | December 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
Me Coleman was very knowledgeable and thorough in preparing my case. She was punctual and communicated with me by text and phone calls. She made the experience less stressful and I respected her advice.
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 7
Lynn was helpful in turning my financial status around.. responded in timely manners!
Posted by Sandra | October 16, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helped Me!
She gave me reasonable and helpful advice! I was dealing with a stressful situation through her nformation I had a clearer understanding of what I needed to do.
Posted by Allen | August 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Job Well Done!
Lynn was amazing. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I had to push her limits constantly. I was a mess, while she remained a rock. Bankruptcy, for me, was a nightmare of tasks...but Lynn understood my needs and talked me down from the proverbial ledge. Kindness goes a long way...and she went the distance. :)
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent professional
She Answered not one but Al our questions ,in a fact filled professional manner that was awesome.,layed the circumstances and lisbilitys down in a way that was easy to acknowledge. Thanks so much , We could tell right off u care about others, in a way they feel very comfortable.
Posted by Amber | July 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further!
I had the pleasure of working with Lynn Coleman on my bankruptcy. She's awesome. She knows her stuff. She's very detail oriented; nothing will get past her, and she's not afraid to fight for you! She definitely had my back; it was impressive. Lynn is very sweet too. There's no judgement; she wants to help you get a fresh start. I couldn't have asked for anything more!
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Posted by Debbie Miller | December 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Ms Coleman was very helpful and knowledgeable. She was beside me all the way. She made a terrifying and humiliating experience not so terrifying and humiliating. Though I am now debt free, I will forever be indebted to her. She shows heart along side her intelligence. That was impressive to someone like myself who suffers from anxiety issues. I believe she actually cares for her clients and sees them for more than a salary. I highly recommend her services to anyone in need of debt relief.
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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Bankruptcy & Debt advice session
Thorough information. I feel better now :) She was very helpful & knowledgeable. Thanks
Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Verified Review Avvo verified that the reviewer consulted or engaged this lawyer
Bankruptcy & Debt advice session
Knowledgeable, personable, thoughtful, and logical. Very helpful.
Posted by McGregor | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I was fortunate
I consider myself fortunate to have been referred to Lynn by a friend, to assist and advise me in a debt collection issue that was weighing very heavily on me. Thankfully, she expertly negotiated a settlement with the creditor, not only saving me thousands of dollars and a potential bankruptcy, but her expertise also relieved me of a tremendous amount of stress. She is completely conversant with bankruptcy, and debt collection law and patiently explained all my options to me. She was also completely transparent regarding what I could expect to pay her and feel like she went out of her way, "above and beyond the call of duty" to help me out of a tough spot. I can't say that I hope to have to use anyone's legal services again, but if I do I will be calling Lynn, and referring anyone that does need an excellent lawyer to her.
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Posted by TM | July 2, 2015
A good and trustworthy attorney
When accepting my case and going forward to the end Lynn was always up front with updates and grounded advice. What turned into a research intensive case on her part she did not wavier her commitment to me as a client and always provided appropriate updates and grounded expectations and advice that I believe is what led to the successful outcome of my case. I would recommend Lynn to anyone that feels pressured or has a creditor coming at them.
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Posted by JFM | March 25, 2015
I would definitely use Lynn again!
I had the opportunity (and the privilege) to hire Lynn E Colemen for two separate issues. One was a credit related issue and the other was a real estate related issue. Both issues were successfully handled by Lynn in a very short period of time. Lynn is an attorney who will aggressively respond on the behalf of her clients and knows how to win. She protects her clients by knowing the law and choosing the right words that work in the client's favor when writing proposals and agreements. Thank you Lynn!
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Posted by Letonya | March 6, 2015
Slum landlord
My roommate decided to pay the landlord all monies owed which wasn't the amount she was asking we were correct with our totals, my roommate paid up until March. I however refused to give another cent to landlord will be relocating because clearly the landlord's plan is not to fix anything ever. You were very helpful Lynn and professional in responding Thank you very much. A+
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2013
Responsive & Experienced
Ms Coleman was very helpful to me when i was blocked and very stressed out trying to answer a civil summons that was one day late. She called back promptly and answered emails quickly. Her rates are very reasonable for such an experienced attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018.

Censure issued in NC, 2018
updated on 07/18/2018

This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Attorney-Mediator
  • Lynn E. Coleman Attorney-Mediator
  • 2004 - Present
  • Associate
  • Sharpless & Stavola, PA
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Partner
  • Thornton Biechlin Reynolds Segrato and Guerra
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Associate
  • Thornton Biechlin Reynolds Segrato and Guerra
  • 1986 - 1995
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Education

  • St. Marys University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • National Business Institute "How To Get Evidence And Expert Testimonay Admitted Into Court"
  • Strategies With Evidence At Trial
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Aid of North Carolina Task Force Fall 2023
  • Debt Defense
  • 2023

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (3)
Endorse Lynn
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have answered several Landlord-Tenant Q&A questions with Attorney Coleman and she consistently provides well considered, practical advice based upon her experience and knowledge."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lynn and I have been colleagues in the NC Bar and practitioners of bankruptcy in NC for well over twenty years. She knows her stuff and has an excellent reputation in our community. I heartily endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This Texas-trained lawyer is a valued contributor to this forum, offering consistently wise and insightful analysis. I endorse her."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am consistently impressed with Lynn's thoughtful advise and answers to legal questions. She has an understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Unknown Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse Attorney Coleman who is a valuable contributor to questions posed on AVVO. She is exceptionally qualified and does a great job in her analysis of questioners situations."
General practice Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With much pleasure, I endorse Attorney Lynn Coleman. She has both a deep and broad knowledge of NC substantive law--torts, property, contracts, business law, etc.--as well as civil procedure. She knows a tenable case when she sees one, and her legal analyses are among the best available on Avvo (read them for confirmation). She is a highly-skilled problem solver, and a seminal resource to North Carolinians with legal issues to resolve. I highly recommend her."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I have read many of Ms. Coleman's answers on the AVVO site. Her answers are very analytical and well reasoned. She looks at all issues of a problem. I would hire her if I needed an attorney. I would give her the highest endorsement available."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lynn is an excellent and thorough attorney. She is prepared and vigorously defends her clients' interests. I don't say this lightly but I've had cases with her on the other side. I wouldn't hesitate to hire if I needed her skill set."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who serve the avvo community as much as Ms. Coleman are few and far between. It takes passion, concern and dedication to devote so much time. You have my endorsement and kudos."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Coleman. She is a well-respected member of the legal community."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Coleman's frequent contributions to Avvo demonstrate her deep knowledge of the law and, as importantly, her skill at identifying practical solutions to sometimes complex legal issues. I would certainly trust her guidance in a variety of legal matters."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Coleman is determined to do what is best for each and everyone of her clients."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Coleman is one of the most knowledgeable, hard-working attorneys around. I would send my relatives to her for any of the many areas in which she practices, but especially in debtor/creditor matters."
Debt collection Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Kernersville Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Kernersville, NC
Licensed for 37 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018. See details