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Jeffrey Peters Coleman

About me

I grew up in a large NAVY family.  My father flew out of Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base in the sixties and I fell in love with the Tampa Bay community.  After law school I came back to Florida to pursue my legal career with a passion for helping out individuals and famlies.  I really enjoy the waterfront lifestyle here (when I can find the time to do so).  I have a strong and long serving staff that makes client communication a top priority.

My greatest joy is to work alongside my clients to help them plan for the future or recover from wrongdoing by trusted financial professional.


Languages spoken: Spanish, Italian

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Practice areas


  1. Investment Fraud: 35%
    25 years
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    32 years
  3. Probate: 25%
    32 years
  4. Trusts: 10%
    32 years
  5. Personal Injury: 5%
    32 years



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Payment types:

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  • Sidney Wallis Kilgore

    I have known Jeff Coleman for well over two decades. He is an outstanding and highly skilled lawyer of great personal integrity. I have turned to him for assistance with respect to legal issues pertaining to securities law and practice.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Jeffrey. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Coleman Law Firm

581 South Duncan Avenue
Clearwater, FL, 33756-6256


FLMember in Good Standing198506/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Woodbadge AwardBoy Scouts of America2007
School Board Advisory CommitteePinellas County School Board2006
Bar Registry of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2005
Who's Who in the WorldMarquis Publishers2000
Public Service Award for Legal CounselHabitat for Humanity1987
Jessup International Moot Court SemifinalistCollege of William and Mary1984
Eagle Scout with multiple palmsBoy Scouts of America1976
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerJeffrey P. Coleman PA1997 - Present
PartnerBonner, Hogan, Pearse & Coleman, PA1986 - 1997
AssociateHarris Barrett Mann & Dew1985 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Public Investors Arbitration Bar AssociationLecturer or Presenter at Annual Meeting2001 - 2008
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, Governance CommitteeCo-chair2001 - 2002
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaPresenter at annual meeting1997 - 2008
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember1990 - 1997
Clearwater Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionPresident1988 - 1990
Clearwater Bar Association, Probate & Real Property SectionMember and presenter1987 - 2008
American Trial Lawyers Association, Commercial Law SectionMember, National Chairman, Securities Litigation Division1987 - 2008
Florida Bar AssociationMember, Professional Conduct Committee1985 - 2008
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember and Continueing Legal Education Presenter1985 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cox Heating and Air versus Solomon Smith BarneyFull recovery of losses, cost and attorneys fees plus $200,00 punitive damage award
Numerous Clients vs.Atlantic Coast SecuritiesObtained judgment against the Broker Dealer in excess of One Million Dollars
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Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Bar JournalCan an Investment Become a Theft for Tax Purposes?2010
Securities Arbitration (PLI)The Availability of Ordinary Loss Treatment for Certain Investments under the Internal Revenue Code2009
PIABA Law JournalCapital Losses Can Lead to Theft Deductions2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William & Mary Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Davidson CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Clearwater Bar Association, Probate and Real Property SectionThe Losing of the Green: Recognizing Avoiding and Recovering From Financial Fraud2011
2005 PIABA Annual ConventionHow to Run a Successful Securities Practice2005