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Christie Lynn Coleman

Divorce and separation Attorney at Santa Fe, NM

5.0   26 reviews

About Christie

Learn Christie’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%

    10 years, 300 cases

  2. Personal injury
    30%

    8 years, 100 cases

  3. Estate planning
    20%

    10 years, 500 cases

  4. Probate
    10%

    9 years, 200 cases

Focused on the areas of Family Law, Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Probates, Contested Probates and Contested Trust Matters, Construction Defects, Business Law, Breach of Contract Cases, Property Disputes, Personal Injury and Estate Planning including Will & Trust Drafting. 

Licensed for 9 years
State NM
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 03/03/2016
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 09/07/2022

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

Contact Christie

Coleman&Woodward
307 Johnson Street
Suite B
Santa Fe, NM, 87501
Coleman&Woodward
500 Marquette Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM, 87501
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Reviews

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Posted by Renee | November 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
New to the state
Needed an attorney to set up a LLC. Did not know who to call. Found Christy on line and called. Between her and her law clerk I had everything completed in days. Nice working with them.
Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Dental malpractice and personal injury
Christie Coleman is a top notch lawyer. She knows her stuff, and always kept us informed throughout the whole process of the case. We felt that she would give it her all in our case and she did. I would highly recommend Christie Coleman and if I ever have to use a lawyer, she will be the one I will definitely go too.
Posted by Jason | November 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent and Professional
When my father died I needed help closing out his modest estate. Since I lived in Texas, I had no clue how to proceed. It only took one call to Ms Coleman's firm and she and her team did the rest. There is no way I could have handled it alone and I am grateful for all the help I received. I would definitely recommend her firm.
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Posted by Jason | March 9, 2021
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Great attorney for divorce settlement
Christie did an exceptional job of helping me in a divorce settlement. She was responsive to my questions and really helped me understand everything about the process. I was overall satisfied with the settlement that was eventually agreed to. Hopefully I will never need the services of an attorney for a divorce again, but if I do, then I would not hesitate to hire Christie again.
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Anyone serious about their outcome needs to contact Christie Coleman.
Prior to hiring Christie Coleman, I had some false assault claims made against me by my wife after I discovered an affair that she was having, and expressed my intent to leave the marriage and take our son with me. The legal fallout from those false claims took everything from me. The court awarded her full custody with no evidence to her claims and I did not see my son for many months. SWAT arrested me. I had a squeaky clean record prior to these false claims, and now I was facing 40 years in prison if a case could be brought against me. I was advised by criminal representation to not testify until they familiarized themselves with the case, which meant that I could not utter a word in my defense which kept me out of prison. I discovered that the wife had plans to leave the state with our son while I was not allowed to leave NM. As advised, I filed for divorce to lock my wife into that process in order to prevent her from leaving the state with my son. In all initial hearings, the court gave her the complete benefit of the doubt and steamrolled me based on the nature of the claims. I hired (yet another) experienced attorney (Mr. C) for the divorce who was recommended to me. The lawyer seemed eager to help me and seemed to have a solid plan to get me a fair deal, but once the check cleared, he became unhelpful and unreachable. He, only weeks in, told me the wrong date of a child support hearing. I did not attend due to his mistake. It got me an extremely raw deal with the child support decision which were compiled with all my other legal woes. The original lawyer (Mr. C) told me to "pay your fair share to your wife sir, and your five year old son would come around when he is a teenager." I was in complete shock that my life could be destroyed so whimsically. I was being falsely accused of new violations of the restraining order almost weekly while my wife was simultaneously trying to meet with me under the guise of burying the hatchet in order to entrap me. I would have offered my wife anything to stop all the maliciously litigation against me and to let me see my son. I was completely helpless. I couldn't get my original lawyer to even send an invoice, much less undo any of this mess. I needed real help. That is when I hired Christie Coleman and fired Mr. C. From day one, Ms. Coleman was very realistic with me about all the possible outcomes of each strategy based on the goals I presented to her. She explained that my case was the worst case scenario and just given the nature of the claims and family court that she could promise me nothing. Christie Coleman delivered everything. I hired her, she went right to work on my case. She immediately got the retainer fee back from Mr. C. She got the erroneous child support decision reversed. She got the false domestic violence claims completely dismissed. She got the sham restraining order dropped. She was able to expose some of the proof I had which demonstrated that my wife was being dishonest with the court. Most importantly, she got me reestablished as co parent and I was reunited with my son, whom I previously was told by my original lawyer (who has practiced locally for numerous decades), that it would be impossible. She got me my life back. I have had a lot of experiences with numerous lawyers due to all of this, but I can say that Christie Coleman is the best. She worked extremely hard. Before long, Ms. Coleman knew as much about my case as I did. That is saying a lot, because there were many hundreds of pages of info pertaining to my case. She was very responsive to my communications, which I have not found to be the norm with many other lawyers. Ms. Coleman is very professional and goes into every hearing fully prepared. In the numerous hearings that she attended with me, she was vastly more prepared than the opposition. Ms. Coleman proved herself to be ethical, honest, effective and I wouldn't hesitate to hire her again if needed.
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Posted by Michael | August 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Property dispute
I was involved in a very complicated family property dispute case that could have gone on for years. With Ms. Coleman’s expertise and tact, we settled out of court in a few months. I came across Christie Coleman’s law firm online. She was a godsend. She is very smart and down to earth. She gave 100% to my case. She was always very punctual to reponded to emails and phone calls. She is very knowledgable and knows the law. I would highly recommend Christie Coleman’s law firm.
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Posted by Karen | October 23, 2019
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Review for Christie Coleman Law Offices
I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. Christie went above and beyond and did everything she could to ensure a great outcome. I couldn't have asked for a better law firm or attorney. I can't say enough good things. Honest, reliable, professional, and gets the job done. You are a blessing I am your most grateful client. She exceeded all of my expectations. I am very pleased with my results. It is my pleasure to highly recommend Christie Coleman Law to represent your best interests.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
She was wonderfull, really put me at ease, very caring and compassionate while helping me figure out my situation.
She listened to me, she advised me of ways to go about things. She helped me sort thru the aspects of the divorce I am about to go thru. She helped me figure out what I could expect to happen and what my future may look like financially. She took lots of notes about what we were discussing. She did all this while be caring to me understanding how hard all this is. She was wonderfull!
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Posted by Claire | February 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Fast and efficient
We contacted Ms. Coleman for basic legal documents. She was very professional and everything was executed quickly and flawlessly. We plan to retain her services again in the future.
Posted by Kel | March 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Christie Coleman relentless drive
I’m so appreciative of Ms. Coleman’s determination and encouragement. Her advice and knowledge were priceless for me. She never hesitated to be honest and straightforward with me or in court. Most importantly, Christie was always available and focused on my case. I really appreciate her boldness, confidence and relentless drive. THANK YOU!!!!!
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Posted by Claire | January 25, 2018
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Personal Injury
I would highly recommend Christie Coleman!! She represented me even when she knew it wouldn't be easy and could have lost a lot of time handling my very stressful case. She took a huge load off of me and was so supportive through it all! She is tenacious and got my case handled faster than I could have imagined. She was professional and knows how to take care of business.
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Posted by Kirsten | November 30, 2017
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Great advice, great listener
Christie was recommended by a friend and was a real god send for me. She listened to my issues, and was clear and direct in her answers and advice. I was in a bad place during this whole ordeal and was really worried about the potential outcomes, so I completely trusted her instincts as an attorney and it paid off, she won my case. She saved me a lot of time and money in the end. She was also super personable, easy to work with, but most importantly completely focused on helping me resolve my issues quickly and completely. She's a great lawyer, definitely give her a call.
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Posted by Janelle | November 17, 2017
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Very helpful
Christie was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. She helped get everything settled and was very calm and easy to work with. We are so very thankful for her assistance.
Posted by Casey | July 20, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Drunk in public/False detainment.
Let me just say Thank You once again to Mrs. Coleman. I was "detained" for a drunk in public/D.U.I I was stopped and unjustly approached by a few police officers who wanted to just give me a hard time. They said that someone had reported that there was yelling in the parking lot. Mind you this is 2pm on a Sunday at a bowling alley/amusement park. I was 2 beers deep, Coors light to be exact. I was not the one yelling but that is besides the point. I know my rights and I know that I can not be detained or arrested on pure assumption. However these officers wanted to make an example of me for some reason. Not to mention completely embarrass me in front of friends and family. They wanted me to do all sorts of off the wall field sobriety tests. I recall receiving Mrs Colemans card from a friend who had actually gotten a DUI and she had got him released from the jail, but that is besides the fact. I had the officers call and speak to my Attorney Christie Coleman. A 15-20 minute phone call later and I was on my way. I am so thankful for what she said and protecting my rights as well as saving me from the embarrassing circus stunts these officers were having me perform. She not only is professional and trustworthy she is cunning and quick on her feet. Don't let the looks fool you she is a"Pitbull" in sheeps clothing. I am so thankful and so confident in her she will absolutely fight for you. She is one of a kind and truly cares about her clients. As if they were family. Thank You again.
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Posted by Elisabeth Vinal | April 17, 2017
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Divorce Support
For eight months, Christie made my challenging divorce matter a priority. She listened to me, provided straightforward counsel, and strategized a winning course of action. I was very fortunate to have Christie in my corner.
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
My Advocate!
Ms. Coleman lustened to me and reviewed my divorce settlement. She agrred that there were issues which could/should be challenged. In fact, she was willing to take on my divorce matter which was complex. After 8 months, we settled in my favor due, in no small part, to her perseverance, forthrightness, and honesty. Thank you Christie! I can breathe easier now...
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Posted by Rebecca | November 7, 2016
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Thank you, Christie!
I was fortunate enough to have Christie recommended to me through an internet web site. Once I contacted her and my case discussed, she went right to work reviewing my post divorce decree issues. She discovered a few problems with the initial decree which were resolved amicably. Thanks to Christie, I can rest assure that there will not be any future post decree issues! Christie listened to me, was on my side and was my voice during a contentious situation.
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Posted by Terry | November 2, 2016
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Traffic issue
Ms Coleman did an excellent job. She was specific in her discussion with my problem. She & I quickly came up with a plan how to handle my situation. She, later the same day, made the necessary contacts with the DA's office, and called me with our plan for final resolution. My issue was resolved within three days.
Posted by jessica | September 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The BEST lawyer in New Mexico
Christie Coleman is an amazing lawyer. She is compassionate kind and cares about her clients. She fought for me. She knew what I wanted and deserved and fought for that. When I would lose hope she gave me hope and strength to continue to fight for myself. Thank you christie for being a caring and compassionate person.
Posted by Carter Wilson | August 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Lee
Christie was the attorney appointed to my foreclosure lawsuit. She showed professionalism in regard to the issues pertaining to my case. She explained options for settlement vs trial hearing and the financial impact that both would have. This proved to me that she was not interested in her financial gain by allowing litigation to drag on, but in obtaining a favorable outcome for me. She shows to take interest in her work as an attorney seriously, but more so in regards to representing and seeking the best for her clientele. I will absolutely recommend her.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-275 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Coleman Law Offices
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Jay Goodman & Associates
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Law Clerk
  • Levine & Blit, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Executive Assistant
  • Creative Artists Agency
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Media Strategist
  • Omnicom
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • Southwestern Univ SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Univ of California Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • Henderson v. North Regional Central Transit District
  • Favorably Settled

Associations

  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New Mexico State Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Southwestern Univ SOL
  • Teaching Assistant
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Pro Bono Award
  • First Judicial District Court
  • 2018
  • Merit Scholarship
  • Southwestern Univ SOL
  • 2012
  • Merit Scholarship
  • Univ of California Berkeley
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Women Navigating Divorce Workshop
  • The Issues Facing Women in Family Law
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Christie is an outstanding and dynamic advocate for her clients. She works hard and strategically to obtain favorable results for her clients. Christie is whip smart, always thoroughly prepared and well respected by judges and other attorneys in the Northern New Mexico legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Christie Coleman is an exceptional attorney. She is thoughtful, well prepared, and at the same time she is quick on her feet and ready to take charge. I have personally matured as an attorney working with Christie and observing how she tactically handles her cases and sees them through to resolution. Christie is loyal to her clients, and will represent them fervently and professionally."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"In working with Christie and reviewing cases with her, I can recommed her for hire by future clients. Not only is she competent in the areas she practices, she is senstivie to her client's concerns and works to assure the client's best position and case is presented to the Court for review. Christie is able to effectively litigate on behalf of her clients contested issues and has the abliity to identify areas of legal consequence that affect the client's position. All in all, she has the fortitude necessary for litigation and has had many successes as advocate for her clients."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Christie is a relatively young attorney but displays abilities that far exceed other attorneys I've met with a comparable level of experience. She is compassionate but has nerves of steel when fighting for her clients."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would recommend Mrs. Coleman for all of your legal needs. She is a consummate professional and is extremely passionate about helping her clients. In working with Mrs. Coleman I have been consistently impressed with her work ethic and understanding of diverse legal matters."
Family Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Christie Lynn Coleman possesses the following characteristics that make her an excellent attorney: steadfast loyalty and empathy, extensive knowledge of the law, integrity, a reputation for excellence amongst other attorneys and the court, extremely high ethics, the ability to integrate tactical and strategic elements of a case into well drafted and articulate advocacy, and a winning attitude. Additionally, Ms. Coleman's multiple licensure provides a unique perspective and geographical reach that provides a winning edge in Family Law cases. If you are seeking an attorney who truly cares about you and has the ability to work within complex family situations to provide cost effective and efficient resolution of legal issues, Ms. Coleman is worthy of your consideration."
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