Immediate Past President,
Florida Bar
Commercial Litigation
Attorney Throughout the State
of Florida

Gregory W. Coleman, partner at CLC Law and Immediate Past President of The Florida Bar, has been practicing law in Palm Beach County for more than two decades. He joined the Law Firm of Critton, Luttier & Coleman in 1995 and was named partner in June of 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.

Coleman is profiled in The Best Lawyers in America,is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and included in their Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.He has also been selected by the South Florida Legal Guideas a Top Lawyer, is listed as one of Florida Trend magazine’s Legal Elite, and has been named a Florida Super Lawyer.He devotes his practice to the areas of complex commercial litigation, insurance bad faith, employment litigation, professional malpractice defense, personal injury and wrongful death. Coleman is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Florida, all Circuit and County Courts in the State of Florida, the United States Supreme Court, and the United States District Court for the Southern Districts of Florida.

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 4thDCA 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.

Coleman is currently a Director of The Florida Bar Foundation and a delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates.

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 current member of the House of Delegates for the American Bar Association.

Coleman received his Bachelor of Business Activities in Finance and a Minor in Political Science from Stetson University in 1985. He then received his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in 1989. Coleman has been a member of the Stetson University College of Law Board of Trustees since 2010. Coleman lives in Palm Beach County with his wife Monica and son Cody.

Practice Areas

Complex Commercial Litigation
Insurance Litigation (Insurance Bad Faith)
Professional Malpractice Defense
Personal Injury
Employment Law and Litigation


The Florida Bar, 1990
U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, 1994


Stetson University, 1989, J.D.
Stetson University, 1985, B.B.A.

Awards & Honors

Florida Bar President’s Award of Merit (2009, 2011 and 2012)
Profiled inBest Lawyers in America (most recently in 2013)
Florida Trend Magazine- Legal Elite (2007-2013)
Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
The South Florida Legal Guide – Top Florida Attorney (2007-2013)
Super LawyersMagazine – “Super Lawyer” (2008-2013)

Professional Associations and Leadership Activities

The Florida Bar – Member

  • Member, Board of Governors: 2006 – Present- President -(2014)
    • Executive Committee -(2008-2012)
    • Legislation Committee -(2007-2010)Chair (2008-2009)
    • Strategic Planning Committee -(2007-2010, Co-Chair 2007)
    • Client Security Fund Procedures Committee – Chair (2008-2010)
    • Program Evaluation Committee – (2006-2010)Chair (2010)
    • Communications Committee – Chair (2011-2012)
    • Budget Committee – (2010-2012)
    • Annual Meeting Committee Liaison – (2001-2009) Chair (2005)
    • JQC Screening Committee – Chair(2008-2010)
    • JNC 15th Circuit Screening Committee – Chair (2008-2009)
    • 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 – (2005-2006)
    • Board Liaison to the Special Committee on Diversity & Inclusion (2010-2012)
    • Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism (2008-present)
    • Presidential Special Committee on Multi-Jurisdictional Practice (1999-2000, 2001-2002)
    • Florida Rules of Civil Procedure Committee (2010-2012)
    • Speaker’s Bureau, Co-Chair (2000-2001)
    • Annual Meeting Committee (2002-2005, Chair 2003-2004)
    • Long Range Planning Committee (2001-2003)
    • Professionalism Committee (1996-2002)
    • Client Security Fund (1992-1997)
    • All-Bar Conference Delegate (1993, 1996)


  • President, Young Lawyers Division: 1999 – 2000
    • Member, Board of Governors: 1998 – 2000
  • The Florida Justice Association – Member
  • American Bar Association – Member
    • Member of Central European andEurasian Law initiative Counsel
    • Member, House of Delegates Representative: 1996 – 1998, 2013
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association – Member
    • President: 2002 – 2003
    • President-elect, Secretary, Treasurer & Director: 1996 – 2002