Brian P. Coleman

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Manassas, Virginia

The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC
Brian P. Coleman
The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 2009

Education: The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2024
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The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC

9253 Mosby Street
Suite 100
Manassas, VA 20110 Visit website


Brian P. Coleman is a partner at The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC, which is located in Manassas, Virginia. Licensed to practice in Virginia since 2009, he focuses his practice on personal injury matters, including catastrophic injuries, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home negligence and injuries, and premises liability. 

Committed to his clients’ needs and interests, Mr. Coleman is a zealous and dedicated advocate for their rights and liberties. He understands the psychological and emotional impact that injuries can have on an individual, especially when caused due to someone else’s negligent actions. He strives hard to fight for his clients in an effective and cost-efficient manner.  

Obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of the Holy Cross, Mr. Coleman earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. 

Interning as a clerk for a prominent judge in the Prince William County Circuit Court, Mr. Coleman gained invaluable experience of the legal process in court. Having previously defended insurance companies, he is familiar with the tactics that they use to deny claims, and this helps him successfully negotiate settlements when insurance companies don’t make a good and just offer. 

Actively involved in the legal arena, Mr. Coleman has memberships in Fairfax Bar Association, the American Academy of Attorneys, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Prince William County Bar Association and the George Mason American Inn of Court. He is a former member of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys and a past board member of the Fairfax Bar Association Young Lawyer Section. 

Recognized for his exceptional legal work, Mr. Coleman was selected for inclusion in the Top 100 list by the American Academy of Attorneys and was named to the list of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators. He is a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for having obtained numerous million-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. 

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Brain Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 100% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2009, Virginia

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • 2018 Litigating Auto Cases CLE, The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Brian Coleman presented at the 2018 Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Tort Law Seminar in Fairfax Virginia titled: The New Basics: Litigating Auto Cases 2018.  Specifically, Brian presented on litigating personal injury cases in General District Court., Speaker, 2018 VTLA Tort Law Seminar, 2018
  • "The Legality of Military Commissions - Review of Legal Problems" - Presented by the Comparative and International Law Institute, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.  September 22, 2009, Speaker, 2009
  • Brian was selected as a Top Lawyer in Northern Virginia by Northern Virginia Magazine in 2020, Top Lawyer, Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2020 American Academy of Attorneys- Top 100
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Brian was selected as one of the top 100 High Stakes Litigators in Virginia, which required successfully handling large value cases., America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators - Virginia, America's Top 100, 2020
  • Brian Coleman became a member of the Million Dollar Advocates forum for his work as primary counsel in two $1,000,000 cases., Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2019
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2012
  • George Mason University American Inn of Court, Member
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Past Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life Member
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Academy of Attorneys, Member
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Member
  • Virginia State Bar, 2009
  • Prince William County Bar Association, 2017
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section - Board Member, 2012
Educational Background:
  • The College of William & Mary, Marshal-Wythe School of Law Summer Abroad program at Fundacion Universitario San Pablo - Centro de Estudios Univrsitarios, Madrid, Spain, 2007
  • The College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts - Bachelor of Arts, 2006
Representative Clients:
  • Attorneys and staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. There to help every step of the way in a case. Also kept me up to date on everything going on and took their time to explain anything and everything when asked. Definitely recommend., 2018
  • Compassionate and competent. I was involved in an accident 11/15. I had an attorney who, I later found out, did almost nothing but put me off with words and phone tag. June 2017 I finally got frustrated and called the VA Bar Assoc only to find out he DIED! Seems his secretary LEFT, didn't inform any clients. I had to wait for the parish to appoint an attorney to get my records and find another attorney when I had only until 11 2017 before I had no legal recourse but 10+ THOUSAND in medical bills from the accident. I stumbled on Brian Coleman's law firm and he made the appointment. I had my entire file and explained the situation. How dire it was and the time crunch I was on due to Va's laws. Brian asked to look over the paperwork and decide. About a week later he called and said he felt horrible how I was taken advantage of and left in the lurch. He was taking my case but STRONGLY informed me there may be very little he could do but he will try his best with the mess I was leaving with him. Shoot forward to October 2017....he managed to not only get a settlement, but had most of my bills cut by at least 20% and even cut HIS fees in half to help me out. I received a small payment and the case closed before the statute of limitation in Va. He was compassionate, understanding, calming and most importantly direct and honest. He explained the legal situation in detail in laymen's terms so I could understand, he accepted my phone calls and reassured me when the collection letters were coming in fast and furious and terrifying me; and he answered emails quickly and reassuringly. I would and have recommended him to others who've had vehicle accidents. I hope they went with him as he is a rare gem in the legal world., 2017
  • Attorneys and staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. There to help every step of the way in a case. Also kept me up to date on everything going on and took their time to explain anything and everything when asked. Definitely recommend., 2018
  • I was involved in an accident. And had no idea which direction I should move. The other party insurance was giving really hard time Paying me Damages. But I’m glad Found Mr Coleman and the rest of the things he took care of and handled in a very professional way. I’m so thankful of him. He was very professional and knows his job. I would personally recommend him with all my friends and family in case if anyone need that type of help in the future. Thank you Mr Brian Coleman, 2020
  • I had a great experience with Brian Coleman. He was very professional with his work. I came in very nervous into the office not knowing what to expect but leaving the office was another story. He made me feel at ease after explaining everything. I knew he would handle my legal situation. He was great at explaining everything and letting me know what to expect. Overall I was super happy with this law firm and the way I was treated the entire time. I highly recommend working with Mr. Coleman. - Jennifer Lopez (Google Review), 2018
  • I had a great experience with Brian Coleman. He made me feel at ease during my case. He was very professional with his work and I knew he would be extremely capable in handling my situation. He was great at explaining everything and letting me know what to expect. Overall, he met all my expectations and fought for me as his client., 2019
  • Exceptional work! From beginning to end, the law team at Locklin & Coleman was professional, friendly, encouraging, and truly made you feel like they were there for you. You can always call for any questions and they make sure you are aware of every step of the journey. Fantastic team and I am grateful for everything they were able to do for me., 2019
  • Brian Coleman was the attorney representing my fathers case, Hopefully no personal injury happens to anyone, But if anything were to ever happen these guys and specifically Brian are wonderful!, 2020
  • Working with Brian Coleman after my car accident took away all of my stress when it came to my personal injury case. He made me feel that he was there for me and had my best interest. He communicated regularly throughout the process, updated me with what to expect next, and answered all of my questions. I am very grateful for everything that he did and the peace of mind that he provided. Thanks Brian!, 2020
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $100,000 policy limits settlement for a woman struck while crossing the street in a crosswalk resulting in a open reduction internal fixation of the lower leg., 2020
  • $240,000 settlement.  Case litigated in Fairfax Circuit Court.  Plaintiff suffered neck injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident resulting in a cervical spine surgery.  Insurance company initially disputed causation., 2023
  • $290,000 settlement.  Case litigated in Fairfax County Circuit Court.  Motor vehicle accident with a contested sideswipe with a tractor trailer resulting in a fractured vertebrae and punctured lung., 2023
  • $300,000 settlement.  Case litigated in Fairfax Circuit Court.  A motor vehicle accident caused persistent lower back pain.  Several doctors missed the cause of plaintiff's lower back pain and plaintiff ultimately underwent an SI joint fusion which resolved the pain.  Plaintiff obtained full policy limits available.  , 2023
  • $380,000 settlement: Plaintiff suffered severe orthopedic injuries in a motor vehicle accident.  Plaintiff was able to secure coverage under several underinsured motorist policies and obtain the full amount of coverage available., 2023
  • $1,000,000 settlement.  Case litigated in Fauquier Circuit Court where defendant fell asleep and drifted into plaintiff's lane of travel causing a significant accident.  Plaintiff underwent spine surgery and ultimately a spinal cord stimulator with a thoracic laminectomy.  Full policy limits offered after lawsuit filed., 2023
  • $400,000 settlement.  Case litigated in Culpeper Circuit Court.  Plaintiff suffered neck and shoulder injuries after being T-boned by a bus.  Insurance company contested causal relationship of surgery., 2023
  • $1,250,000 settlement - case litigated in Prince William Circuit Court.  Injuries resulting in spinal cord stimulator and several radiofrequency ablations.  Defendant was a commercial vehicle and initially blamed another vehicle for causing accident, 2023
  • $230,000 settlement in a case litigated in Fairfax County Circuit Court.  The plaintiff underwent a 2 level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion., 2022
  • $300,000 settlement in a case litigated in Prince William Circuit Court.  Plaintiff suffered broken fibula and humerus which both required open reduction internal fixation.  Case was defended on liability and settled with all available coverage obtained by plaintiff., 2022
  • $160,000 settlement on case litigated in Prince William Circuit Court with a contested spine surgery case., 2022
  • $150,000 settlement for the victim of a motor vehicle accident.  Heavily disputed lower back surgery case litigated in Fairfax Circuit Court, 2022
  • $300,000 policy limits settlement for a motor vehicle accident.  Plaintiff suffered a subdural brain bleed resulting in a craniotomy to relieve swelling/pressure.  , 2022
  • $1,000,000 verdict on a case litigated in Federal Court - United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division.  Plaintiff suffered leg fractures with significant healing complications after being struck by a commercial vehicle., 2022
  • $200,000 policy limits settlement on an intersectional accident that resulted in fractures., 2022
  • $100,000 mediated settlement in a motor vehicle accident case filed in Norfolk Circuit Court.  Defendant disputed liability and damages.  Plaintiff made a recovery after treatment via injections, but defendant's expert disputed any causal relationship between the accident and treatment., 2021
  • $145,000 mediated settlement from a motor vehicle accident case in Fauquier Circuit Court.  Plaintiff suffered a fractured foot/ankle that was treated conservatively along with an aggravation of Lyme disease symptoms.  Defendant disputed liability and damages., 2021
  • $150,000 settlement in a motor vehicle accident case where the plaintiff suffered a shoulder injury that required surgical repair and a compressed nerve in the elbow that also required surgical repair., 2021
  • $100,000 settlement.  Plaintiff's vehicle was struck when the defendant ran a red light.  Plaintiff had significant bruising on her leg and ultimately required drainage and vacuum placement to avoid infection., 2020
  • $300,000 settlement in a case where plaintiff was struck by a car that hopped the curb.  Plaintiff suffered a broken leg and broken ankle requiring surgery., 2020
  • $230,000 settlement in a dog bite case.  Plaintiff was out mowing his lawn when he was attacked by a neighbor’s dog and suffered a fractured wrist that required surgery., 2020
  • $160,000 Settlement – Motor Vehicle Accident case litigated in Warren County Circuit Court after the plaintiff’s vehicle struck a horse that had escaped the defendant’s farm and ran into plaintiff’s vehicle., 2020
  • $240,000 Settlement – Motor Vehicle Accident case litigated in Fauquier Circuit Court for a mild traumatic brain injury case.  The insurance companies denied that the plaintiff suffered even a minor concussion up until settlement., 2020
  • $125,000 settlement following a motor vehicle accident that caused a torn meniscus in the knee and other more minor injuries.  Client never underwent surgery for the torn meniscus., 2019
  • $150,000 settlement for a lawsuit filed in Prince William County Circuit Court.  Case settled after experts were designated.  Plaintiff suffered an annular tear of a disc, but had been in pain management prior to the accident.  Liability was disputed by both defendants until after depositions., 2019
  • $150,000 settlement against dump truck who rear-ended the plaintiff and caused a non-displaced fracture of a cervical vertebrae.  Plaintiff made a full recovery, 2019
  • Cervical fusion case settled pre-litigation for $100,000 policy limits from a minor impact rear-end case that resulted in $500 in property damage., 2018
  • Case pending in Prince William Circuit Court settled for $210,000 following a cervical fusion.   Client had pre-existing arthritis and was actively treating with a chiropractor at the time of the accident.  The accident was alleged to have necessitated the surgery., 2018
  • Lumbar fusion case settled for $265,000 after a 15 month gap in treatment in a minor impact rear-end case.  Case settled at mediation 1 month prior to trial. , 2019
  • $130,000 settlement for an aggravation of a prior shoulder injury that resulted in arthroscopic surgery.  Client had a prior permanency rating from her prior shoulder injury.  The motor vehicle accident necessitated the second surgery., 2018
  • Wrongful death case settled for $1,000,000 on a sudden medical emergency case where the defense denied liability.  Police did not charge the defendant with a traffic offense.  Plaintiff was able to prove that seizure was caused by alcohol withdrawal.   Case settled at mediation 2 weeks prior to trial in Loudoun County Circuit Court.  No offers made prior to mediation., 2019
  • Minor traumatic brain injury case with $22,000 in medical bills resulted in $275,000 settlement the week before trial.  Insurance company offered $9,000 pre-suit. April 2018, 2018
  • $150,000 settlement for case filed in Prince William County Circuit Court.  Plaintiff was rear-ended on I-66.  Defendants blamed pre-existing condition and prior treatment, but ultimately offered policy limits after a cervical fusion., 2017
  • Policy limits settlement of $100,000 obtained for a fracture in plaintiff's leg as she crossed the street within a cross-walk.  Full recovery within 6 months following surgery.  March 2018, 2018
  • $120,000 settlement after lawsuit filed in Culpeper County Circuit Court.  Plaintiff's vehicle was struck by a car that ran a stop sign.  Plaintiff was not a surgical candidate, but underwent pain management and chiropractic treatment., 2017
  • Case settled for $130,000 in litigation.  Offer of $20,000 prior to litigation.  Able to obtain a significant compromise of the workers compensation lien to put more money in client's pocket.  This case involved an aggravation of pre-existing degenerative disc disease.  Plaintiff was not a surgical candidate and only underwent one injection, but then 6 weeks of work hardening.  March of 2018
  • $6,000,000.  Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed a $6,000,000 verdict in a wrongful death case arising out of a motor vehicle accident in Fauquier County, 2017
  • Plaintiff had a significant pre-existing history with regards to her cervical spine.  After a minor impact accident she was referred to a neurosurgeon who performed a fusion.  Despite the pre-existing history and pain at 8/10 10 days prior to the accident, a settlement was obtained in litigation for $210,000.  May 2018

Office location for Brian P. Coleman

9253 Mosby Street
Suite 100
Manassas, VA 20110

Phone: 703-659-1961


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