Eric B. Coleman is a partner in the firm and represents clients in litigation, arbitration, and other dispute-resolution proceedings arising out of the construction and/or ownership of real property and other business disputes. His expertise in navigating the rough waters of litigation while remaining on budget has made him the trusted attorney for many business owners and property management groups. Eric has significant experience in complex, large-scale construction disputes, including the pursuit and defense of claims arising out of defective construction, delays, contractual disputes, prompt-pay claims, and lien enforcement. Eric also has significant experience in litigating business torts such as fraud, business divorces, breach of fiduciary duty, and embezzlement claims. For the small business owner, Eric harnesses the same level of service and expert legal advice his large clients depend on to develop strategic, yet cost-effective solutions catered to the unique challenges every small business faces.
Eric has an AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubble, its highest professional rating. He was named an Atlanta Magazine and SuperLawyers Georgia Rising Star 2013 through 2018. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. Eric has a 10/10 Avvo rating and is Secretary and Treasurer of the Construction Section of the Atlanta Bar Association.
Eric grew up in Middle Tennessee and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2004 with a B.S. and received his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2009.
A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sgt. Coleman served as a vehicle commander and dismounted team leader, participating in over 250 combat missions across central Iraq and helping to train and equip the new Iraqi Army. For his service in Iraq, Eric was twice awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Combat Action Badge among other individual and unit distinctions. Eric joined the Army National Guard as a college freshman, just a few months before the tragedy of 9/11. His deployment in 2005 delayed his entry to law school for two years but generated a lifetime’s worth of experience and camaraderie. Though he no longer wears the uniform of a soldier, Eric continues his service through his focus on veterans’ rights and post-war transitioning for his fellow troops.
Eric spends his free time hiking, camping, and exploring the North Georgia Mountains, kayaking, and traveling with his wife and two young children.