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Ellaretha Coleman

Divorce and separation Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.8   52 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 15 years
    Florida - FL 18 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ellaretha

Learn Ellaretha’s areas of practice.

HELPING YOUR FAMILY NAVIGATE THROUGH SOME OF LIFE'S MOST DIFFICULT CHALLENGES.

Ellaretha Coleman is an accomplished litigation attorney with experience defending the rights and best interests of individuals throughout the Atlanta-metropolitan area, as well as the state of Florida. Ms. Coleman has substantial experience in the areas of Family Law, Divorce Law, and Insurance. She is also a rising star in the area of Insurance Coverage, where she has enjoyed substantial recent victories. Ms. Coleman has been widely applauded by both clients and peers for her written and oral advocacy skills, but it is her genuine and personable approach towards client relationships which has most distinguished her. A talented and business-savvy entrepreneur, Ms. Coleman continues to diversify her practice to ensure the fulfillment of every client's needs. Ms. Coleman ensures that each client receives the benefit of having the influence and experience of a full-service law firm, with the personal attention of a small firm. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2016,2015,2014,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2016 2015 2014 + 2 ...

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Location

Atlanta Family Law Group, LLC
101 Marietta Street NW
Suite 3625
Atlanta, GA, 30303

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  52 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by Raymond | October 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Mrs Coleman was very helpful in my divorce she explained everything so I can understand them she made me feel like she actually cared how I felt and how it turned out. That meant alot to me prayfuly I will never need a lawyer again but if I do I will most definitely hire her
Posted by Jules Oliver | September 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Divorce Attorney
Ellaretha made the process as easy as it could possibly be. Continued to keep me abreast with updates. I did not have to appear in court ever nor did my ex; which was a blessing to not have to use vacation days to sit around in court.
Posted by D. Smith | September 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A well seasoned family law attorney!
Atty Coleman has represented me on 3 separate occasions, and fortunately, we prevailed each time. Coleman is poised, knowledgeable and most importantly, PREPARED! She always had a thorough knowledge of the case history and was able to address critical and specific matters in real time (vs circling back to confirm w/ me). This approach was very impressive and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a polished and well-prepared family law attorney.
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Posted by Karen | May 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Assisted my husband and I with our very special situation. She has been our lawyer for 4 years. She’s Honest, Pay attention to details, thorough and goes over and beyond to help us. Any time we need her she is willing to step in. We truly appreciate Ms. Coleman and I highly recommend her!
Posted by Christine | June 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Ellaretha Coleman and her Legal team were true professionals in handling my divorce The divorce process itself was extremely overwhelming and emotional, but having the best divorce attorney and practice in my corner gave me the confidence that I would get everything I deserved and needed to move on with my life. I can't thank Mrs Coleman and everyone enough for getting my life back on track!!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She got my custody of my son
I owe Mrs. Coleman everything! My son's mother was about to run off to another state with my son and Mrs. Coleman was not only able to stop her from leaving, but she also got me custody of my son. Everyone told me it wasn't possible and that I would never get custody in Georgia, even other attorneys, but she did. I definitely recommend her.
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Posted by Ecleynne Mercy | October 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professionalism at its Best
The most knowledgeable attorney I know. Mrs. Coleman is the best. Dealing with insurance companies can be nerve-racking but with Mrs. Coleman by your side, they don't have a chance.
Posted by Cassandra | January 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Could Not be More Pleased
Ms. Coleman is a top attorney. She knows the law and is experienced in the courtroom. She represented me in a custody case. We did everything we could to resolve the case at mediation, but my children's father was beyond unreasonable. When it came time for trial she took all the worry away. We were prepared for war. Ms. Coleman had already anticipated every tactic that he was going to come at her with! We walked out of there with everything I asked for.
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Posted by Carrie | September 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody
Ms. Coleman represented me in a paternity case of my daughter. She put my daughter's needs first. With her help we came to an agreement on me having primary custody and her dad getting visitation. I finally got child support. He wanted joint custody and that just wasn't what was going to be best for my daughter at this young age. Now that this is behind us, we can work together for what's best for my baby girl.
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Posted by Laurie | August 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I had an excellent experience with Ms. Coleman. She represented me in my divorce case. At trial, we were awarded everything that I asked for. My husband played dirty throughout the process. But Ms. Coleman got the court to see through all of those games he played.
Posted by Jill | July 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just what I needed
I can not say enough good things about Ms. Coleman. She took over my case from another attorney and we were finally able to get this matter behind us. The case had previously stalled for more than a year. She's an excellent trial attorney. I'm so glad we found her.
Posted by Michelle | March 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Life Saver!
After experiencing a nightmare when I was stopped for a minor traffic violation and discovered there was an outstanding warrant for my arrest, as soon as I got out on bail and figured out what the charges were for I contacted Ellaretha to represent me. She was able to get the case dismissed and I was able to get the bail I paid back in full. She was comforting, knowledgeable and reasonable in terms of cost. I didn't even have to go to court or deal with the matter any further once I hired her. Based on the responses I received when I tried to handle it on my own before involving her and the results she got, I'm sure she is highly respected by Fulton County prosecutors and that she fought hard for me. Not all cases and situations are the same, my situation was basically a clerical error, but I would confidently hire her again for any legal matter involving her expertise. She is the best and in my case, a definite life saver!
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Posted by Rasheeda | February 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best of the Best
Unfortunate for me my post divorce issues linger on, but the fortunate part is that I'm in the Very Capable hands of Attorney Coleman. She's fair, friendly, knows the law and has represented me well over the past several years. I know I can count on her to represent me and knowing that makes me continue to use her services and gives me added peace of mind.
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Posted by vickie | February 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
I hired Ms coleman for my divorce case. My husband and I was not in no agreement on nothing. But Ms. Coleman made sure I get everything I needed I was very satisfied with her work. I would hired her again if I need her in anything else
Posted by R. Johnson | February 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody Case
I hired Ms. Coleman when I was served with custody papers from my child's father. This was the scariest time of my life but she was amazing. She got me an award of child support and I kept custody of my son. Im so glad the nightmare is finally over. She held my hand every step of the way.
Posted by kmorgan | September 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce lawyer
Ms. Jones represented me in my divorce case. My husband was a total a**, but Ms. Jones fought tooth and nail to get me everything I deserved. When it was all said and done, I got alimony, retirement funds and cash in hand. You won't go wrong with attorney jones.
Posted by lynnette | August 2, 2015
Great attorney
Ms. Jones represented me in my examination under oath. She made sure I was fully prepared and made a scary situation better. She got all my documents together for the insurance company and I did not have to worry about a thing. I'm so glad this whole process is finally over. I would definitely use Ms. Jones again in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2015
stolen car claim
Ms. Jones represented me when my car was stolen. My insurance company refused to pay the claim and did not give me a rental car. Ms. Jones got involved and quickly got my claim settled. They paid off my loan and now I have a new car. I hope I never need her again, but if I do I won't wait so long to call again.
Posted by Jerbrina | July 20, 2015
Opposing Counsel
Attorney Jones' hard work, open lines of communication and professionalism made working across the table with her a breeze. She is definitely an attorney's attorney; the kind we WANT to have when resolving issues for our clients. I welcome the opportunity to work with her again in the future.
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2015
divorce case
I hired Ms. Jones to handle my divorce case. Me and my wife had kids but nothing else. She made sure our divorce was resolved quickly and I have ample time with my kids. My wife tried to drag things out to be spiteful, but after Ms. Jones aggressively pursued the case, she folded and moved on.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Atlanta Family Law Group LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Alston & Bird, LLP
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Phelps Dunbar
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Summer Associate
  • Phelps Dunbar
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Thomas Witkop
  • 2003 - 2005
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Education

  • Howard University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Central Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Contested Divorce Case
  • Verdict in my client's favor
  • Dickson v. American Family Insurance Company
  • Plaintiff's jury verdict for compensatory and bad faith damages
  • State v. Perkins
  • Not guilty verdict
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Associations

  • Florida Association of Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Association of Justice
  • Insurance Section
  • 2010 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
  • Solo Small Firm Section
  • 2009 - Present
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Family Law Section
  • 2008 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • George Edgecomb Bar Association, Scholarship Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Georgia's 10 Best Female Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • 2016 Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2016
  • Georgia's 10 Best Female Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Merit Scholarship
  • Howard University School of Law
  • 2004
  • Merit Scholarship
  • Howard University School of Law
  • 2003
  • Best Appellate Brief
  • Howard University School of Law
  • 2003
  • Best Oral Advocate Finalist
  • Howard University School of Law
  • 2003
  • Contracts Cali Award
  • Howard University School of Law
  • 2003
  • Merit Scholarship
  • Howard University School of Law
  • 2002
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Publications

  • Automating Your Practice Through Systems
  • GABWA Solo Small Firm Symosium
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • 2015 Law & Culture Symposium Trinidad
  • Building a Sustainable Law Practice
  • 2015
  • First Party Claims Conference
  • Vacancy and Unoccupancy - Its Effects on Claims & Loss Adjustments.
  • 2014
  • 2014 Solo Small Firm Symposium
  • Automating Your Practice Through Systems
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (60)
Endorse Ellaretha
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ellaretha is a superb attorney. Her primary concern is the welfare of her clients and she will work tirelessly to achieve the best result for them, whether through litigation or negotiation."
Insurance Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. She is an amazing human being and one of the best attorneys in Atlanta hands down. I approve this message."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Passionate litigator! I endorse attorney Coleman. She stridently advocates for the rights of her clients. A true daughter of Howard Law and a proud bearer of the legacy of the venerable Charles Hamilton Houston - a #SocialEngineer. I highly recommend her."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, whose reputation and credentials speak for themselves."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mrs. Coleman. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact her first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Insurance Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Coleman is a formidable attorney with a strong grasp of the law both in and out of the courtroom. I have tried several cases with Attorney Coleman and her ability to deliver great closing arguments has earned her the nickname, as "the closer". She is definitely a force to be reckoned with, especially in matters involving Insurance Law. I endorse Attorney Coleman."
Insurance Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because of her work ethic and her professionalism. I highly recommend this attorney!"
Family Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Excellent advocate for her clients! I worked against her on a few cases and she is always professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Coleman is a consummate professional. She displays a high level of skill and knowledge as a litigator. Ellaretha is the "go-to" lawyer for insurance cases in the Atlanta metropolitan area as well. I have worked with her in the past and I look forward to working with her again in the near future."
Insurance Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Powerful and passionate litigator. I highly endorse Attorney Jones Coleman"
Insurance Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"If you want to know who the attorneys go to when THEY are in need of assistance, look no further. Not only have I worked with this great attorney, I trust her counsel on just about all matters. She is a true professional and approaches her profession with skill and care. I appreciate attorneys like her and even more, colleagues like her!!!"
Family Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Coleman has not only been a worthy opponent, but a fair and pleasant one to work with, which is not always common in our profession! I endorse this lawyer and look forward to working with her again in the future."
Insurance Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ellaretha is a very professional and dedicated Attorney that will not stop until your legal issue is solved."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Jones is an outstanding attorney whom I highly recommend."
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ellaretha is very detailed oriented and puts her clients needs first. I gladly endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a true advocate for her clients while also realizing the importance of resolving matters without unnecessary litigation."
Insurance Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is smart, aggressive and ambitious."
Family Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Jones is a highly skilled and technical lawyer who is not afraid to advocate on behalf of her clients. A more caring, compassionate and thoughtful attorney would be hard to find."
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Atlanta Divorce and separation Lawyer Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman
Divorce and separation Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 18 years
Virtual consultation available