3003 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL 34103
Phone: (239) 298-5209
Fax: (239) 298-5236
J. Michael Coleman
J. Michael Coleman, an "AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated” by Martindale-Hubbell® attorney, was born in Savannah, Georgia on September 20, 1959. He graduated from Florida State University in 1981 and received a Master of Science degree in 1983. He graduated from the Florida State University College of Law with honors in April, 1986. While attending law school, Michael was a member of the Moot Court Team and was one of the members of the team which won the Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition in July, 1985 and was a member of the team that won the best brief award and was the runner up in the Administrative Law Moot Court Competition in March 1986. He was awarded: the Order of Barristers - 1986; William L. VanDercreck Service Award; the Mary & Nicholas Friedman Moot Court Award; the Bryant Miller & Olive Award for State Constitutional Law; the Alumni Medal of Merit; Phi Alpha Delta - Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award-1986. He served on the Florida State University College of Law, Board of Visitors (2012-2014).
Michael was admitted to practice in Florida in October, 1986. He began a commercial trial practice in Naples, Florida in October, 1986. Michael became certified by the Florida Bar as a Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer in August, 1996 and was a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer between June, 1994 and May 2009. His practice focuses on complex cases involving: bank litigation; construction litigation--involving the representation of general contractors, sub-contractors, owners, design professionals & contractor lien work; commercial litigation; probate & trust litigation; and, computer software related litigation. He represents clients in litigation in the Circuit Courts in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota and Hendry Counties. He is a member of the Trial Lawyer and Construction Law sections of the Florida Bar. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Middle & Southern Districts of Florida, the United States Tax Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. He has been recognized a “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine and a “Florida Super Lawyer” on several occasions and by the Best Lawyers in America (2010 & 2015).
Since coming to Naples, Michael has served on numerous civic and business related boards, including: the Naples Area Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors 1996-2001, Chairman, 1999); Leadership Collier (1994); World Class Collier (1994-1996); Economic Development Council (Government Affairs Committee 1993-95); Chamber of Commerce/Economic Development Council Coalition (Executive Committee, Government Affairs Committee, Local Governance Committee); Curriculum Review Committee Collier County Public Schools; Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, Inc. (Board of Directors 1994-1997, Business Consultant (1990-1994)); Sunrise Children’s Foundation, Inc. (Founding Member and Board of Directors 1995); Sunrise Academy Private School, Inc. (Board of Directors 1992-1995, President 1995); and the Optimist Club of Naples (Board of Directors 1989-1995, President 1993).