Our Florida Probate Lawyers

Florida probate lawyers for probate administration, trust administration, and probate and trust litigation

Our probate attorneys and trust administration lawyers have more than 30 years of experience with Florida probate and trust administration matters.

C. Randolph Coleman

C. Randolph Coleman, the Florida law firm’s founder, is a probate attorney and trust administration lawyer, who entered private law practice in Miami, Florida, in 1978 as a member of The Florida Bar. He moved his primary office to Jacksonville, Florida in 1991.  The Florida law firm’s practice is limited to Florida probate and trust administration.

Mr. Coleman is a frequent lecturer and nationally recognized speaker in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration.

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 in Top Lawyers in Jacksonville, Florida, for Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship. He is a member of The Florida Bar (Real Property, Probate and Trust Section). 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. Mr. Coleman is a graduate of the University of Florida (Bachelor of Science in Warrington College of Business Administration, with a major in accounting, 1972) and is a graduate of 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.

Both Mr. Coleman and The Coleman Law Firm, PLLC, are “AV” rated 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. Mr. Coleman, through independent peer review ratings, is rated as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Trusts and Estates. Mr. Coleman is rated by AVVO as 10 out of 10 as a probate lawyer. He also has been rated as Lead Counsel by Thomson-Reuters.