Jeffrey W. Coleman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

The Coleman Law Firm, LLC
 | 800 Washington Avenue North, Suite 620
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-877-8200
Fax: 612-877-8201
Selected To Super Lawyers: 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (50%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (30%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    As the founder of The Coleman Law Firm, LLC, Jeffrey W. Coleman focuses his practice in the areas of construction law, professional liability defense and general business law. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience as an attorney, he advises his clients in all matters related to contracts, including contract negotiation and the resolution of contract disputes. Admitted to practice law in Minnesota since 1984, he represents clients in the Minneapolis area and throughout the state.

    Mr. Coleman graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Prior to law school, he earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in structural engineering from Iowa State University. Mr. Coleman is a licensed structural engineer.

    With his background in engineering and construction, Mr. Coleman has developed extensive knowledge in the area of construction law. A recognized authority, he is the author of "Legal Issues in Concrete Construction" (1st and 2nd editions). 

    Mr. Coleman maintains membership in a number of professional organizations. He is currently vice president of the American Concrete Institute and the only attorney who has been named a Fellow of that organization.

    He is also a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Society of Concrete Contractors, the American Institute of Architects and the National Society of Professional Engineers. He has also served on the board of directors of the American Concrete Institute and the American Council of Engineering Companies.

    Mr. Coleman's skill, hard work and dedication have earned him respect within the legal profession. Among other honors and awards, he holds the AV Preeminent rating* from the attorney peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell. He was named Minnesota’s exclusive Client Choice Award recipient in the Construction category in 2017.

    *AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Construction Litigation: Business
    • 30%Professional Liability: Defense
    • 10%Insurance Coverage
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution


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    Super Lawyers: 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2020

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    About Jeffrey Coleman

    Admitted: 1984, Minnesota

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    • Tom Roche Award by American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota
    • Cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law
    • Fellow, American Concrete Institute (FACI)

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Licensed Engineer (PE) in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Board of Directors 2012-2014, American Council of Engineering Companies Minnesota
    • Consulting Engineers Council of Minnesota
    • American Concrete Institute
    • President 2013, Minnesota Concrete Council
    • Hennepin County Bar Association
    • American Institute of Architects
    • Boards of directors, American Concrete Institute
    • American Bar Association
    • National Society of Professional Engineers
    • American Society of Concrete Contractors

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board of Directors, Northern Star Council, BSA

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author, Legal Issues in Concrete Construction, 2nd Edition, American Concrete Institute, 2013 (1st Ed. 2004)

    Educational Background:

    • Master's degree in structural engineering, Iowa State University
    • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, Iowa State University
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    Office Location for Jeffrey W. Coleman

    800 Washington Avenue North
    Suite 620
    Minneapolis, MN 55401

    Phone: 612-877-8200

    Fax: 612-877-8201

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    Last Updated: 5/28/2020

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