Coleman, who has served on the Bar’s Board of Governors since 2006, will be sworn in as president-elect at The Florida Bar’s Annual Convention in June 2013, when Eugene K. Pettis will be sworn in as president. He will take the oath as The Florida Bar president in June 2014.
“It is a privilege and an honor to represent the nearly 100,000 members of The Florida Bar,” Coleman said. “It is truly humbling to have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the many accomplished and respected Florida Bar presidents before me.”
Coleman stated that his first priorities as Florida Bar president will be to continue to seek out and secure adequate funding for the judiciary and to ensure the independence of the third branch of the government. Beyond these areas of focus, Coleman said he also looks forward to continuing to help improve communications within The Florida Bar and to focus on emerging technology as a tool to assist members.
Coleman has been practicing law in Palm Beach County for more than two decades. He joined Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman in 1995 and was named partner in 2000. Earlier this year, he was awarded the President’s Award of Merit by The Florida Bar for the third time. Coleman became the first lawyer in the history of The Florida Bar to receive such a distinction. He is profiled in The Best Lawyers in America (http://www.bestlawyers.com/
In addition to being a part of The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors for six-plus years, Coleman has sat on the following committees: Executive Committee, Legislation Committee (Chair 2008-2009), Strategic Planning Committee (Co-Chair 2007), Client Security Fund Procedures Committee (Chair 2008-2012), Program Evaluation Committee (Chair 2010), Communications Committee (Chair 2011-2012), Budget Committee, Annual Meeting Committee Liaison (Chair 2005), JQC Screening Committee (Chair 2008-2012), JNC 4th DCA Screening Committee (Chair 2008-2009), Rules Committee (Vice-Chair 2006-2007), Special Committee on Lawyer Regulations (Hawkins Commission Vice-Chair 2011-2012), Disciplinary Review Committee, Board Liaison to the Special Committee on Diversity & Inclusion, Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, Presidential Special Committee on Multi-Jurisdictional Practice, Florida Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, Speaker’s Bureau (Co-Chair 2000-2001), Annual Meeting Committee (Chair 2003-2004), Long Range Planning Committee, Professionalism Committee, Client Security Fund, and All-Bar Conference Delegate.
Coleman has been actively involved within the Florida legal community, serving as president of the Young Lawyers Division of both The Florida Bar and the Palm Beach County Bar Association. Coleman served as president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, at the time being the youngest person to serve in the position. He is a former member of the House of Delegates for the American Bar Association. View Coleman’s full profile here (http://www.bclclaw.com/
About Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman
BCLC is a West Palm Beach Litigation Law Firm focusing on Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury, Auto Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith, Marital & Family Law, Sexual Battery & Assault, RICO, Employment Litigation and Legal Malpractice throughout the state of Florida within Palm Beach, Broward, Dade and Martin Counties including West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Stuart, Port St. Lucie, and the Treasure Coast. The lawyers at Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman, prides themselves on being trusted advocates to their clients and accomplishes this by building relationships with clients, educating them and representing them with their best interests in mind.
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