Beth M. Coleman is an AV ® Preeminent peer-review rated* attorney with over 30 years of appellate and civil litigation experience. She has briefed and argued appeals in state and federal courts including the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Florida Supreme Court.
As a litigator Ms. Coleman handled all aspects of trial and pre-trial practice in complex civil cases for corporate and individual clients. She has first- and second-chaired bench and jury trials in both state and federal courts. A significant portion of her practice has been devoted to federal court work, which involves advanced analysis, writing and research. Ms. Coleman's practical litigation perspective contributes to her success in appellate matters and in partnering with trial attorneys on a litigation support basis.
Ms. Coleman is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, all Florida state courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh and D.C. Circuits, and the United States District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.
Ms. Coleman is active in the Bar. She served two three-year terms on the Florida Bar's Appellate Court Rules Committee. Prior to that she served for many years as the Communications Chair for the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and is a member of the Self-Represented Litigation and Pro Bono committees of the Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section. She has also been a barrister in Tampa's J. Clifford Cheatwood Inn of Court. Ms. Coleman also participates as a panelist, speaker, and moderator at appellate practice and research and writing seminars, and has authored articles in local Bar publications on appellate and litigation issues of interest.
Ms. Coleman received her law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was an editor of the North Carolina Law Review and had an article published in that review. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan.
Prior to opening her own firm in 1998, Ms. Coleman worked with a private Tampa law firm and also clerked for the Honorable Steven D. Merryday of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell®certification procedures, standards and policies.