Robert L. "Bobby" Coleman

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Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Blytheville, AR

Reid, Burge, Prevallet & Coleman
 | 417 North Broadway, PO Box 107
Blytheville, AR 72316
Phone: 870-763-4586
Fax: 870-763-4642
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2012, 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Robert L. "Bobby" Coleman is a partner at Reid, Burge, Prevallet & Coleman, located in Blytheville, Arkansas. A highly regarded civil trial attorney, he provides representation to people and businesses throughout the Mississippi County area. A large portion of Mr. Coleman's practice encompasses personal injury and wrongful death litigation, in which he assists clients who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that he has been involved in in this regard have arisen out of incidents involving truck and other motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, defective products and medical malpractice.

    Mr. Coleman also has experience in general civil litigation including breach of contracts and other commercial disputes, and he has provided representation to defendants as well as plaintiffs in these types of lawsuits. In addition, he has assisted clients in a variety of family law matters stemming from the end of a marriage, including child custody and visitation, the division of complex assets and debts, and alimony and child support. Mr. Coleman also provides advice to business owners regarding the preparation and review of contracts. His successful track record in all of these endeavors has led to his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. Coleman has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.

    Mr. Coleman majored in political science at the University of Arkansas and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1977. Remaining in Fayetteville, he pursued his legal education at the University of Arkansas School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1980. Admitted to practice in Arkansas, Mr. Coleman is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Civil Litigation: Defense
    • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements


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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2012, 2016 - 2020

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    About Robert Coleman

    Admitted: 1980, Arkansas

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, 1980
    • Arkansas, 1980
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers
    • American Trial Lawyers Association (Top 100 Trial Lawyers)
    • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel (President, 2000-2001)
    • The American Association for Justice
    • Arkansas Trial Lawyers
    • Arkansas and American Bar Associations
    • Blytheville (President)


    • Carner v. Farmers Ins. Co. of Arkansas, 3 Ark. App. 201,623 S.W. 2d 859, Ark. App., Nov 18, 1981
    • Monroe v. Dallas, 6 Ark. App. 10,636 S.W. 2d 881, Ark. App., Aug 18, 1982
    • Simmons v. Frazier, 277 Ark., 452, 642 S.W.2d 314, Ark., Nov 29, 1982
    • Steele v. Murphy, 279 Ark. 235, 650 S.W. 2d 573, Ark., May 16, 1983
    • Hale v. Hale, 307 Ark. 546, 822 S.W.2d 836, Ark., Jan 13, 1992
    • Cater v. Cater, 311 Ark. 627, 846 S.W.2d 173, Ark., Feb 1, 1993
    • Nucor-Yamato Steel Co. (Ltd. Partnership) v. Circuit Court for Osceola Dist. of Mississippi County, Ark., 317 Ark. 493, 878 S.W. 2d 745, Ark., Jul 05, 1994
    • McLaurin v. Prater, 30 F.3d 982, 8th Cir. (Ark.), Jul 25, 1994
    • Williams v. Nucor-Yamato Steel Co., 318 Ark. 452, 886 S.W. 2d 586, Ark., Oct 31, 1994
    • State Farm Fire and Cas. Co. v. Midgett, 319 Ark. 435, 892 S.W. 2d 469, Ark., Feb 13, 1995
    • Nucor Holding Corp. v. Rinkines, 326 Ark. 217, 931 S.W.2d 426, Ark., Oct 07, 1996
    • TB of Blytheville, Inc. v. Little Rock Sign & Emblem, Inc., 328 Ark. 688, 946 S. W. 2d 930,35 UCC Rep. Serv.2d 767, Ark., Jun 02, 1997
    • Ritchey v. Horner, 244 F.3d 635, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. P 91, 347, 8th Cir. (Ark.), Mar 26, 2001
    • Akins v. Mofield, 355 Ark. 215,132 S.W.3d 760, Ark., Dec 04, 2003

    Industry Groups

    • Banking And Financial Services
    • Insurance
    • Manufacturing
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    Office Location for Robert L. "Bobby" Coleman

    417 North Broadway
    PO Box 107
    Blytheville, AR 72316

    Phone: 870-763-4586

    Fax: 870-763-4642

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