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Jeffrey Peters Coleman

Probate Attorney at Clearwater, FL

4.9   27 reviews

also known as Jeff Coleman

Licensed for 37 years Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Licensed for 37 years Free consultation Virtual consultation available

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Probate
    Leading families through the maze that is our American probate system is a challenge and one of the most satisfying aspects of our practice.

    39 years

  2. Estate planning
    Our practice involves assisting families in planning for the future. So many people need guidance in properly documenting for the future. Coleman Law Firm is here to help!

    39 years

  3. Trusts
    There are a variety of trusts which the Coleman Law Firm is familiar. It is important that the trusts be tailored to your specific needs.

    39 years

  4. Personal injury
    Involvement in Personal Injury also involves advising families about the estate issues relating to a wrongful death action. As Mr. Coleman says, "If you want to find a great lawyer, start out with a great lawyer!." We assist our clients in evaluating their options after being a victim of negligence.

    39 years

  5. Securities and investment fraud
    The Coleman Law Firm represents investors seeking to recover investment losses at the hands of brokers or investment advisors.

    32 years


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 at our nation's first law school, William and Mary, I came back to Florida to pursue my legal career with a passion for helping out individuals and families.  I really enjoy the waterfront lifestyle here.  I am a marathon swimmer and live aboard a 48 foot yacht in a marina at Clearwater Beach, Florida.

I am so blessed to 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.  It is amazing to see the relief that clomes from a successful conclusion, whether it be a recovery from a bad stockbroker, the completion of an estate or the preparation of an estate plan that fits the client's circumstances with precision.

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Licensed for 37 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1985
Updated 02/23/2023

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

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Coleman Law Firm
581 South Duncan Avenue
Clearwater, FL, 33756-6256


4.9 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2010
Kept me well informed along the way, and got great results in the end!
Mr. Coleman is obviously very knowledgeable in his field, but he is also very approachable, and easy to talk to. He takes the time to explain things fully in a way that is easy to understand. He kept me very well informed of the progress of my case, and then made a superb presentation at my final hearing. I cannot recommend his services highly enough.
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Response from Jeffrey Coleman June 28, 2021
Thanks for your kind words!
Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2014
Honest Man
Mr. Coleman was very professional and easy to work with. He helped our family solve the problem quickly and seamlessly. I was impressed with his attention to detail. He knew just the right questions to ask to get to the heart of the matter. Highly recommend him.
Posted by Brad | January 22, 2012
Knowledgeable, thorough, patient & reasonable
Jeff & Emily prepared a complete estate planning package for me. All documents, including adjustments due to recent changes in the law and specific stipulations I requested. Everything completed in a professional, timely manner and with patience in dealing with me. I would recommend The Coleman Law Firm in their area of practice without any hesitation.
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Posted by Maureen | March 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jeff and his staff went out of their way to help us on very short notice. We are very grateful.
Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Concerning Matrimonial property rights
I highly recommend Attorney Coleman and his staff as they are responsive and professional. Attorney Coleman takes time to explain, is personable and offered his time freely to assist. He made me feel I could trust him and would get the job done. I have also recommended him to an overseas client who hired him for real estate matters and they were very pleased with Mr. Coleman's service and as well as that of his staff.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Perfect job
Mr. Coleman worked with my case very professionally and quickly. He help our family with long term problem. Assistants was very helpful and respectfully gave me correct answers and advice very quickly. Thank you for everything.
Posted by Bryan | November 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional & Caring
The Coleman law firm is very attentive and professional. I appreciate all there help and advise. Thank you !
Posted by Chris | November 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Jeff and his entire team are fantastic! They are patient and did a great job of listening to my needs. Jeff really cares about his clients and it shows, I would highly recommend Mr. Coleman to my family, friends, and anyone in need of his expertise.
Posted by Yvonne | June 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
From the moment I called Coleman Law and spoke to their Receptionist, then to Livia, the Paralegal, I knew I was in good hands. A Zoom call was set up with Mr. Coleman. After that meeting, I felt even better and more sure of my decision to hire Coleman Law. Professionalism was absolute. And I found everyone at the firm warm, patient, kind and understanding. Our Father's affairs were in disarray. Mr. Coleman & his team were not only thorough, but helped my sister and I to understand everything-past, present and future. We are so happy to have found Coleman Law, and are forever grateful for their services.
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Posted by Catherine | January 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strongly Recommend!
Wonderful client service! We utilized Jeffrey Coleman for the purposes of estate planning. At our initial, Mr. Coleman was very thorough - asking very important questions to plan for our estate and trust. After that meeting, we worked primarily with his paralegal, Livia. Livia was very helpful and exacting - and very responsive with our questions. Our experience with Coleman Law Firm was very professional and efficient. They explained all the details regarding our living trust and answered all our questions. I would highly recommend their services to anyone looking to establish a living trust.
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Posted by Mark | January 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience and Results
Mr. Coleman is very knowledgeable, attentive, and patient. He and his crew are very warm and welcoming, and handled the entire estate process beautifully and professionally, from the first meeting to the final product. I highly recommend them.
Posted by Chelsey | December 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Empathy, Compassion, Experience and Expertise
Attorney Coleman and his staff responded quickly to our unexpected situation. Our mother's health took an unexpected turn, and they did everything within their power to support and guide us through a very difficult time. We never had to wait for a phone call or chase anyone for answers at any point. Attorney Coleman and paralegal Livia Di Scioscia were in constant communication with us. They also worked around our schedule, meeting virtually and onsite at Mom's assisted living facility. We highly recommend their team, services, and professional opinion.
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Response from Jeffrey Coleman September 20, 2022
So glad that we were able to help you and your family.
Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Estate Planning & Administration Attorney in the Area!
Mr. Coleman and his staff provided the best legal guidance for myself during the most difficult time in my life. My first interaction with the firm was through Connie and she is what sold me on the firm. She showed that she truly cared about us. Emily, Livia, and Attorney Coleman were so helpful. Look no further for an attorney that truly cares!
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Response from Jeffrey Coleman June 28, 2021
It is so nice to see our clients reacting so favorably to the staff members at the Coleman Law Firm!
Posted by Major: Richard A. US army Retired | May 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A+++ Attorney
I would like to personally recommend Mr. Coleman and the Coleman Law Firm to anyone seeking a professional attorney who puts his clients best interests and needs foremost in his dealing with them. Mr. Coleman and his staff's knowledge and attention to detail far exceed my expectations. I am a retired career military individual who had an immediate need for his services for which he so gracious took the extra time to provide. Thank you Coleman Law Firm! Major Richard A , Major US Army.
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Response from Jeffrey Coleman June 28, 2021
Dear Richard: Thank you so much for taking time from your busy schedule to provide such nice review of our legal services. Jeff Coleman
Posted by Chelsea | June 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chelsea W.
Mr. Coleman helped our family with estate family. He answered all our questions clearly and even drew me a picture when I asked to understand another aspect in more detail.
Response from Jeffrey Coleman June 28, 2021
We are really trying to develop the concept of visual learning in our Estate Planning Conferences. It is gratifying that you noticed.
Posted by Ashley | February 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great to work with!
I worked with Mr. Coleman on the other side of an estate matter. He is not only super professional, but has great communication skills and follow up. It was truly a pleasure working with him.
Response from Jeffrey Coleman June 28, 2021
Thanks to you, Ashley. You were very helpful in getting the estate property sold!
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced and Professional
From the moment we walked into his office, Mr. Coleman and his staff were welcoming and my husband and I felt comfortable discussing our family situation. His professionalism and dedication are reasons why we decided to go with him.
Response from Jeffrey Coleman June 28, 2021
Your gracious review is so appreciated!
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Approachable and Professional
I highly recommend Attorney Coleman when working with estate planning. He was extremely helpful, offering as much information as he could to help with my own family's situation. He was professional but very easy to talk to, and I felt very confident in his and his staff's abilities.
Response from Jeffrey Coleman June 28, 2021
Thanks for your comments. I am so glad that you were confident in your selection of attorney. Jeff Coleman
Posted by Fred | July 19, 2015
Mr Coleman and his staff were very helpful in my Estate Planning and followup
I received very good Estate Planning services and advise. Mr Coleman and his staff were very thorough and the fees charged were very reasonable. When I called some time later requesting legal advice on an unrelated matter my questions were answered with no charge for the service! I would recommend the Coleman Firm to anyone needing reasonable, quality legal services..
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Response from Jeffrey Coleman June 28, 2021
Well this certainly is a nice review! Thanks! Jeff
Posted by Nancy | May 27, 2015
My Legal Hero
I could not sing enough praises about Jeff Coleman of Coleman Law Firm in Clearwater, FL. I received an exceptionally high level of professional care throughout the process of dealing with the handling of my Dad's estate in FL while I reside in NY. With Jeff at the helm with his ever present intelligence and expertise, I forged through an extraordinarily difficult 2+ years sprinkled with more than its fair share of "never before seen moments". Jeff calmly and smoothly navigated the turbulent waters of dealing with incredibly difficult people and situations, never ceasing to be compassionate, kind, patient, fair, honest and thorough. I must also give kudos to Jeff's paralegal and "right-hand person" Emily, who shares the same qualities of excellence. Emily adds and additional dose of empathy and is thoroughly professional, kind, and caring with superb listening skills. Together they make a great team and will forever be my "legal hero's" for successfully getting me through the most challenging experience of my life!
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Response from Jeffrey Coleman June 28, 2021
Well I do not know if Legal Hero fits, but I do know that I am very fortunate to have wonderful staff and for that and your review I am very grateful. Jeff
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Jeffrey P. Coleman PA
  • 1997 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bonner, Hogan, Pearse & Coleman, PA
  • 1986 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Harris Barrett Mann & Dew
  • 1985 - 1986


  • William & Mary Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Davidson College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • Numerous Clients vs.Atlantic Coast Securities
  • Obtained judgment against the Broker Dealer in excess of One Million Dollars
  • Cox Heating and Air versus Solomon Smith Barney
  • Full recovery of losses, cost and attorneys fees plus $200,00 punitive damage award


  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • Lecturer or Presenter at Annual Meeting
  • 2001 - 2008
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, Governance Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Presenter at annual meeting
  • 1997 - 2008
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 1990 - 1997
  • Clearwater Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • President
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Clearwater Bar Association, Probate & Real Property Section
  • Member and presenter
  • 1987 - 2008
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Commercial Law Section
  • Member, National Chairman, Securities Litigation Division
  • 1987 - 2008
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member, Professional Conduct Committee
  • 1985 - 2008
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member and Continueing Legal Education Presenter
  • 1985 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Woodbadge Award
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 2007
  • School Board Advisory Committee
  • Pinellas County School Board
  • 2006
  • Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Marquis Publishers
  • 2000
  • Public Service Award for Legal Counsel
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • 1987
  • Jessup International Moot Court Semifinalist
  • College of William and Mary
  • 1984
  • Eagle Scout with multiple palms
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1976
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  • Florida Bar Journal
  • Can 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 Code
  • 2009
  • PIABA Law Journal
  • Capital Losses Can Lead to Theft Deductions
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Clearwater Bar Association, Probate and Real Property Section
  • The Losing of the Green: Recognizing Avoiding and Recovering From Financial Fraud
  • 2011
  • 2005 PIABA Annual Convention
  • How to Run a Successful Securities Practice
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Jeffrey
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Jeff Coleman for over 20 years and I endorse him without reservation for all cases involving securities and investment fraud. Jeff is well organized, thorough and extremely professional. He is a leader in his field. I refer cases to him knowing that he will do an outstanding job for the clients he serves."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jeffrey. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeffrey Coleman has a reputation among lawyers for being an outstanding plaintiff’s investor rights lawyer and estate planning lawyer. I have known Mr. Coleman for over ten years. Mr. Coleman and I belong to the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association which is a bar association that represents investors to recover their investment losses. I have also recommended him to clients that needed estate planning services on the East coast of Florida and would not hesitate to do so again."
Securities and investment fraud
Clearwater Probate Lawyer Jeffrey Peters Coleman
Jeffrey Peters Coleman
Probate Attorney
Clearwater, FL
Licensed for 37 years
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