C Randolph Coleman
The Coleman Law Firm, PLLC
C. Randolph Coleman, the Jacksonville, Florida law firm’s founder, is an estate planning, probate, elder law attorney who entered private law practice in Miami, Florida, in 1978 as a member of The Florida Bar. He moved his practice to Jacksonville, Florida in 1991. The Florida law firm’s practice is limited to Florida estate planning law, Florida elder law and Medicaid planning, special needs trust planning, financial and tax planning, business succession planning including choice of business entity, wealth preservation and asset protection planning, Florida guardianship, Florida probate law and trust administration, Florida probate litigation and trust litigation.
Mr. Coleman is a frequent lecturer and nationally recognized speaker in the areas of estate planning, financial planning, financial exploitation of the elderly, and asset protection.
Mr. Coleman is the co-author of “Animal Trusts and Estate Planning,” The Florida Bar, continuing legal education program, 2008; “The New Florida Trust Code“, published by Lorman Professional Seminars in 2008; “Pets and Pet Trusts”, The Florida Bar, continuing legal education program, 2005; “Asset Protection Techniques in Florida“, published by the National Business Institute in 2004; the author of “Family Limited Partnerships in Florida” (Chapter entitled “Ethical Considerations”, published by the National Business Institute in 2002; “Key Issues in Estate Planning and Probate in Florida” (Chapter entitled “Protecting the Passage of Wealth”), published by the National Business Institute in 1997, and “Advanced Estate Planning Techniques in Florida” (Chapter entitled “The Use of Family Limited Partnership in Estate Planning”) published by the National Business Institute in 1995. Mr. Coleman is recognized as in Top Lawyers Jacksonville Florida for Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, Asset Protection, Small Business Law, Medicaid Planning. He is a member of The Florida Bar (Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Elder Law Section, Tax Section), the American Bar Association, the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, the Florida Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Coleman is the former Director of Asset Protection Planning for The Florida Physicians Association (FPA) He also served as Chairman of the Planned Giving Committee for the Arthritis Foundation, Florida Chapter, Northeast Florida Region. A graduate of the University of Florida (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major in accounting, 1972) and the University of Florida Levin College of Law, with Honors, 1978, where Mr. Coleman received the American Jurisprudence Awards for academic achievement in Corporations Law and Commercial Paper Law.
Mr. Coleman was a practicing CPA in Florida for six years prior to entering law practice. Mr. Coleman and The Coleman Law Firm, PLLC, are “AV” rated each year for over 25 years by Martindale-Hubbell, the peer review rating service for lawyers and are listed in the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, which lists only those select lawyers and law firms who have earned the A-V® Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and have therefore been designated by their colleagues as pre-eminent in their field.
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Elder Law||Elder Abuse, Elder Care, Elder Rights|
|Probate||Ancillary Probate, Probate Administration, Probate Taxation|
|Trusts and Estates||Decedents Estates, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Childre, Estate Planning for the Disabled, Estate Planning for the Elderly, Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples, Estate Settlements, Family Trusts, Family Wealth Transfer, Fiduciary Law, Fiduciary Liability, Financial Planning, Living Trusts, Personal Planning, Pet Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Retirement Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Trust Administration, Trust and Estate Collections, Trust Law, Trust Litigation, Trust Planning, Unclaimed Property, Wealth Planning, Wealth Preservation|
|Wills||Will Drafting, Inheritance, Living Wills, Missing Heir Searches, Successions|
Managing Attorney | The Coleman Law Firm, PLLC
1985 - 2018
Estate planning, wills, trusts, estates, probate and trust administration, asset protection planning, elder law, Medicaid planning, revocable living trusts, administration of revocable living trusts after death of the grantor, irrevocable trusts, charitable planning (charitable trusts), special needs trusts, private foundations, Florida land trusts, qualified income trusts for Medicaid, and related matters.
Partner | Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Heine and Underberg
1982 - 1985
Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Securities Litigation, Securities Fraud, Asset Protection planning
Associate Attorney | Mershon, Sawyer, Johnston, Dunwody & Cole
1978 - 1982
Commercial Litigation, securities litigation, bank litigation, real estate litigation, franchise litigation
JurisDoctorate, with honors | University of Florida College of Law
1976 - 1978
Book awards, Corporation Law, Negotiable Instruments Law, top 10% of graduating class.
BS | University of Florida, Warrington College of Business
1968 - 1972
Major in Accounting.
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Jacksonville, Florida, Duval County
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