Areas of Practice

Family Law

IMG_9992Your choice of a highly qualified Family Lawyer is often the first crucial step towards resolving an extremely stressful situation in your life. We understand that whether you need expert advice about a premarital agreement before your marriage, or, at the other end of the spectrum, you are either considering divorce, beginning the divorce process, or you are experiencing post-divorce problems with your former spouse, your legal needs are a matter of urgent importance. Our firm also handles child neglect and abuse, representing parents accused of neglect or abuse and relatives seeking custody of neglected or abused children.

The Law Office of Jeanne L. Coleman has met the legal needs of thousands of clients in the Tampa Bay area since its inception in 1985. Our firm will professionally assist you in learning about your legal rights and options, and guide you in making rational, objective decisions about critically important personal matters. In addition to 28 years of family law practice in Tampa, Jeanne Coleman calls on her extensive criminal prosecution experience as a former State Prosecutor to make a difference where criminal problems like domestic violence, child abuse, stalking, and harassment are part of your presenting problems.

Marital and Family Law Services

  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Adoptions
  • Dependency
  • Separate Maintenance Actions
  • Domestic Partnership
  • Domestic Violence Injunctions
  • Name Changes
  • Paternity Determinations
  • Child Custody
  • Third Party Custody
  • Post Judgment Modifications
  • Annulment of Marriage


Social Security Disability

The Law Office of Jeanne L. Coleman has vigorously represented clients in social security disability actions since 1986. Our firm will represent and assist you in filing your initial claim, in seeking reconsideration of a denial of your initial claim, in administrative law judge hearings, in continuing reviews of your existing benefits, and in appeals of social security disability denials or reductions of your existing benefits.

Jeanne Coleman is a member of the NOSSCR, the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives since 1987. Each member of our firm’s support staff  is particularly sensitive to the special needs of social security disability clients experiencing depression and other psychological disabilities, as well as physical disabilities.

Criminal Defense

The Law Office of Jeanne L. Coleman provides experienced, objective criminal defense representation involving any domestic violence and child abuse.

Jeanne L. Coleman honed her criminal law negotiation and trial skills as an eight year State Prosecutor from 1977 through 1985. During her eight years as a State Prosecutor, she worked in all criminal court divisions, including the Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Division. She was Chief of a Felony Division and Chief of the Sexual Offender Division for two years.

Since leaving the State Prosecutor’s office to open her own practice in 1985, Jeanne Coleman has utilized her extensive prosecutorial experience to represent criminal defendants charged with a variety of crimes. For three years, she acted as a Special Public Defender, serving as court-appointed counsel for criminal defendants under a contract with the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners. She currently limits her criminal defense practice to private clients, charged with domestic violence and child abuse.

Criminal Defense Services

  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Abuse
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