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Ronald L Coleman

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Tacoma, WA

5.0   30 reviews
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1972
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Posted by Bill | May 2, 2017
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Ron Coleman
Ron and his firm are not only an excellent law firm but also compassionate and caring. We have been working with them on some business matters and other things and if Ron does not handle a particular item he has a colleague that does. Ron is prompt in responding and his assistant Joanne is always available to get urgent items in front of him when necessary. We have found Ron to be very professional in his approach and he always finds a way to get the job done right the first time. We have used Ron and his team for my company business as well as personal trusts and real estate acquisitions. Ron is very knowledgeable in protecting his clients from unnecessary risk or exposure. We would HIGHLY recommend he and his firm and have quite a number of times over the years.
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Posted by Bill | June 8, 2015
Return of personal property
Mr. Coleman provided excellent mediation on are behalf in order to retrieve some personal property from an individual. Which without Mr. Colemans help would have lead to a less than desirable outcome.
Posted by Paul | April 6, 2010
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I have work with Ron Cleman on numerous real estate related projects. Ron was always knowledgeable, very efficient and pleasant to work with.
Posted by LG | March 26, 2010
An outstanding attorney, a great man of strong character.
Mr. Coleman is a man of great integrity and warm character. He communicates clearly, kept us updated, provided comforting insight and a strong, yet respectful front for us. We would hire him again should we need an attorney, and recommend Ron Coleman without any hesitation.
Posted by Monty Laughlin | March 17, 2010
My first and only choice for legal consul.
I have known Ron for over 25 years both professionally and personally and will continue to utilize his expertise and experience as well as refer any legal issues to him and his practice. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable in all the dealings I have had the opportunity and misfortune to work him on. His level of service to my friends, family and associates is on top of the best.
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Posted by Kathleen | March 17, 2010
President of our family of dealerships
Ron is an admirable lawyer. My husband and I have hired him to assist us in the purchase of three franchise stores. Ron is hardworking, trustworthy and eash to work with. He has a calming and friendly demeanor and that immediately puts the client at ease, during difficult negotiations. His work is accurate, timely and comprehensive. I strongly recommend Ron Coleman.
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Posted by Stephen | March 17, 2010
Excellent and prompt representation
Ron provided me prompt and excellent representation in commercial sales and probate matters. I would not hesitate to use or recommend him in the future.
Posted by Ben | March 17, 2010
Recommend Ron Coleman
I've known Ron for about 10 years (give or take). In that time, I grown confident in his ability to listen (and hear) what is going on and help us to develop a plan of action to resolve the situation and then assist in completing that plan. Importantly, he's done this several times with a keen eye on cost. Something I am most thankful for.
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Posted by Shannon | March 17, 2010
The Right Lawyer for us.
During our relationship with Ronald L Coleman, we have always been impressed with the response time, knowledge and overall helpfullness of not only Ron, but the entire staff he works with. They have been upfront with all of our issues from employment related issues to customer disputes. His professionalism is unmatched. His rates are completely fair. We would highly recommend Ronald L Coleman in an instant.
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Posted by William | March 17, 2010
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Ron is very knowledgeable and shows compassion with the circumstances at hand. He is also honest in recommending course of action that may be difficult and not his expertise where he has several contacts and accompanies you to the individual. He has helped us learn patience and over communicating is better than ignoring. Ron has a wealth of experience that gets things done. His staff is also available if Ron is away and very accomodating. We would highly recommend Ron and his firm.
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Posted by Vince | March 17, 2010
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Ron has always done an excellent job representing us in manufacturer related issues. He is a consumate professional with great insight.
Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2009
outstanding attorney for car dealers
My family has worked with Ron for over 25 years representing 3 generations. We are an automotive family that has counted on Ron in many capacities, from a buy sell of 2 franchises and property, to estate planning, and tax advice. Ron has always given our family comfort when legal advice has been needed.
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2009
Ethical, professional, understandable, likeable
Handled two franchise termination situations. Resolved both to my complete satisfaction. I followed his suggestions and turned out to be very happy that I did. Ron produced the results that I desired, without overpowering me as a client. You will be very satisified with Ron.
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2009
Washington State Auto Dealer
Ron Coleman has handled many automotive related items for our company. He has handled real estate transactions with the captive lender, franchise related items as well as internal reviews and employee practices. He is well known in the industry and well respected. I would reccomend him to anyone as a strong asset to your team.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2009
Professional, Knowledgeable, Effective, and Caring
I was drawn into a legal action as a result of my wife's personal debts. Mr. Coleman's assistance was crucial in maintaining my own clean credit rating.
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2009
I would highly recommend Ron Coleman
Ron Coleman has taken care of so many things for us over the last 19 years, three leases, property deals, landlord issues, corporate dealings just to name a few. We have always felt like he wanted to take care of us personally and that he had our best interest at heart. I would and have highly recommend Ron Coleman over the years.
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Posted by Stormy | March 21, 2009
Finest attorney and legal firm anywhere
Ron Coleman is an extremely ethical and practical attorney. His downhome wit and charm makes everyone feel comfortable in even the most trying of circumstances. His staff is second to none. I currently have 6 retail automotive outlets and seem to generate a lot of litigation which his firm handles very well. Without Rons help I probably would not be in business today.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2009
Local Auto Dealer Group
We have used Ron for over 8 years. He and his staff are readily availble and very responsive. If you are looking for a no-nonsense advisor, Ron is your man.
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2009
Outstanding Attorney
Ron Coleman has served as the attorney for our business for the past couple of years. I've always found him to be available whenever we needed his expertise. When there was an ongoing issue we would email back and forth sometimes several times a day and he would always have answers to our questions and suggestions on how to proceed. He works very hard to meet his clients needs and seriously listens to their concerns. Due to the state of the ecomony we recently had to close our business after many years. It was a devastating experience but Mr Coleman's support and knowledge of business procedures were invaluable in the process.
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2009
A Common Sense Attorney
Mr Coleman is in touch with our business. He is the go to guy when the hard questions come up. We are glad he is in our corner.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Davies Pearson, P.C.
  • 1973 - Present
  • Law Clerk to Honorable Charles F. Stafford
  • Washington State Supreme Court
  • 1972 - 1973


  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1972
  • St. Thomas Seminary
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1967


  • National Association of Dealer Counsel
  • Founding Board Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Professional organizations and associations
  • 1998 - Present
  • Washington State Auto Dealers Association
  • Associate Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • Professional organizations and associations
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Commencement Bay Rowing Club
  • President
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Commencement Bay Rowing Club
  • Board Member
  • 1994 - 2012
  • Puget Sound Legal Assistance Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Orca Council of Camp Fire
  • President
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Orca Council of Camp Fire
  • Vice President
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Orca Council of Camp Fire
  • Member
  • 1985 - 1993
  • Davies Pearson, P.C.
  • President
  • 1983 - 1985
  • City of Tacoma Planning Commission
  • Chairman
  • 1983 - 1984
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Board of Trustees
  • 1982 - 1983
  • City of Tacoma Planning Commission
  • Member
  • 1980 - 1984
  • Willamette Law Journal, Willamette University College of Law
  • Note Editor
  • 1971 - 1972
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • One of the Top 152 Best Lawyers in Business Transactions
  • 2005
  • AV-Rated
  • 1989

Speaking Engagements

  • Washington State Auto Dealers Association
  • Top Ten Legal Reminders
  • 2012
  • Washington State Auto Dealers Association
  • Red Flags - A Practical Approach
  • 2008
  • National Alliance of Auto Dealer Advisors Summer Meeting
  • Legal Update
  • 2008
  • Washington State Auto Dealers Convention
  • “Contract Do’s and Don’ts and Legal Panel Discussion”
  • 2007
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel’s Member Conference
  • "Anatomy of a Buy-Sell"
  • 2005
  • Washington State Auto Dealers Association’s “Title Clerk Workshop”
  • "Dealer Compliance"
  • 2003
  • Carl Dealer Insider's "Art of the Deal: How to Buy, Sell, and Value an Auto Dealership"
  • "Closing the Deal: Avoid Legal Landmines With Factories and Partners"
  • 2002
  • Washington State Auto Dealers Association’s “Title Clerk Workshop”
  • "Dealer Compliance"
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Endorse Ronald
Business Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ron Coleman for over 30 years. Over those years we have been on the opposite sides of numerous business transactions. He is very experienced and knowledgeable and a skilled negotiator. He does a very good job of representing his clients. As a result we have been successful in putting together numerous business deals for our respective clients."
Business Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr Coleman on common cases for over 25 years. He is a tireless worker and extremely capable. He cares deeply about his clients. I frequently refer my clients to him."
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