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W. Coleman Sylvan

Criminal defense Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 9 years
    Texas - TX 18 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2014
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2005
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

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As the founder of The Sylvan Firm, LLC, Atlanta criminal attorney Coleman Sylvan represents people who are accused of criminal offenses. He has been practicing as an attorney since 2005, and been licensed to practice in multiple jurisdictions. Coleman handles all types of criminal cases and is licensed to practice in both State and Federal Courts. Before the establishment of his current solo practice, Coleman spent time as a prosecutor and partner at another firm. Mr. Sylvan received his undergraduate degree from Furman University and his Juris Doctor from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Contact his firm for a no-cost case evaluation.

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The Sylvan Firm, LLC
3495 Piedmont Rd NE
Bldg 10 Suite 110
Atlanta, GA, 30305

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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
Me Sylvan is one of the Best Lawyers in Atlanta Hands Down.I was facing some serious charges and he got it dismissed with no problem!I will highly recommend Him to anyone.He is a Without a Doubt a Great Lawyer
Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Hard to reach at times, but DEFINITELY handles his business!
I will admit, there were times that I was discouraged because Mr. Sylvan can be a hard man to reach at times, but by the time we got to court, he had his facts together, had a plan together, and KILLED it in the courtroom! He had tactics, he had facts, he had researched the officer, knew the characteristics of the judge and the prosecutor, and knew exactly what to do. Outcome of my case? THREE SEPERATE CHARGES- FOUND NOT GUILTY OF ALL THREE! Not any ol' lawyer can do that. He is good; VERY GOOD! Do yourself some justice while getting justice--hire this guy, lay back, and let him do what he does best. He is truly an awesome attorney...
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Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2016
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Thank you
I was charged with DUI and needed someone who would keep this off my record because I was afraid of losing my job if my license go suspended. Mr Sylvan go the charges dropped to a reckless driving and saved my license. I can't thank him enough for all the hard work he did as well as all the hand holding he had to do with me. I hope to never need him again but if I do I will definitely be hiring him to help me.
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Posted by Lisa | December 7, 2014
Being in trouble and scared to death I was afraid my life was over even though I was innocent of my charge and up against a local Police dept.I owe him my life he was the best and he belived in me I highley recommend this man .Thanx amillion
Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2014
Case dismissed
Mr. Sylvan was able to review my case and figure out that the cops screwed up. He was able to get the evidence thrown out and my case was dismissed. I highly recommend Mr. Sylvan
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2013
Highly recommend
Being charged with DWI was one of the most stressful things I've been through, Mr. Sylvan was able to put my fears at ease and get me acquitted of the charges. He was very responsive to all my questions and easy to get in touch with. I hope to never need his services again but if I or anyone I know gets in trouble I will be recommending Mr. Sylvan.
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Sylvan Firm, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Sylvan & Duke, PC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Chief Prosecutor
  • Collin County District Attorney
  • 2005 - 2012


  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Georgia v D.O.
  • Dismissed

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"There are many former prosecutors practicing criminal defense. But very few are as good as Coleman. His great reputation as a skillful and compassionate local attorney are well deserved."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Atlanta Criminal defense Lawyer W. Coleman Sylvan
W. Coleman Sylvan
Criminal defense Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 18 years
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