Randy Coleman

2800 Cantrell Road
Suite 500
Little Rock, AR 72202-2043
Phone: 501.375.1122
Fax: 501.375.1027

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Current Position and Duties within the Firm: Of Counsel

Admissions: 1970 Arkansas Supreme Court; United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit; United States District Court, Arkansas; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C.; United States Claims Court, Washington, D.C.; Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, Washington, D.C. and United States Court of Military Appeals, Washington, D.C.

Practice Areas: Transactional and Trial Practice (jury, non-jury and arbitration) in Contract, Business, Commercial, Real Estate, Eminent Domain, Securities, Insurance, Banking and Construction Law plus practice before regulatory boards and commissions.

Legal Associations/Professional Memberships: Pulaski County Bar Association; Arkansas Bar Association (Committee Activity – Debtor/Creditor Committee, Group Health Insurance and Benefits Committee, Chairman Construction Law Committee, Statute Revision Committee, Corporation Code Committee (Business Corporations Act of 1987); past member Arkansas Bar Association House of Delegates; past Board Member Arkansas Association of Life Companies.

Education: BSBA 1967 University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, Arkansas; Juris Doctorate 1970 University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Community Involvement: St. James United Methodist Church, Chairman Finance Committee, Chairman Board of Stewards and Member of Trustee Board: First Tee of Central Arkansas, Vice Chairman Board of Directors.

Selected Client Representation: CITI Financial Lending Services, Inc., De Lage Landen Financial Services, Inc., Steelcase Financial Services, Inc., All Electric Supply, Inc., Fidelity National Title Group, Counsel for Bancorp South Insurance Services, Inc.


Randy Coleman was born in Searcy, White County, Arkansas. He spent his early childhood on a small family farm in Gregory, Woodruff County, Arkansas.

In 1952, his family moved to Little Rock, Arkansas. Mr. Coleman attended Little Rock public schools and graduated from Hall High School in 1963.

Mr. Coleman attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 1967. He attended the University on an athletic scholarship and played Southwest Conference golf. During his undergraduate education, Mr. Coleman served in the Student Senate, was awarded membership in Cardinal XX (the twenty outstanding freshman students), was selected for membership in Omicron Delta Kappa and voted the Air Force ROTC Outstanding AAS Cadet. He was also a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity of which he was Vice President.

Subsequently, Mr. Coleman earned a Juris Doctorate Degree at the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1970. During this period he served as a member of the Arkansas Law Review Editorial Board with published articles.

Upon graduation from law school, he served as a Captain in the USAF Judge Advocate General Corp and was the staff judge advocate of Westover Air Force Base, Massachusetts and Blytheville Air Force Base, Arkansas. Other service was as a procurement officer, hospital recovery claims officer, trial defense counsel and criminal prosecutor. He was a 1971 national finalist for the Kuffield Award as the top Air Force JAG Officer.

Mr. Coleman entered civil law practice in 1974 and was privileged to become a partner in the firm of Howell, Price, Howell & Barron in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1978, he formed the law firm of Barron, Coleman & Barket. His practice continued in the firm of Skokos & Coleman until 1995. At this time, he began working for a private client in the organization, development and building of commercial and residential real estate subdivisions. In 2001, he resumed the practice of law with his daughter, Courtney McLarty. Then, in September 2008, Mr. Coleman was honored to join JACK NELSON JONES.

Having commenced the practice of law before the era of intense specialization, Mr. Coleman has necessarily engaged in both “sit down” and “stand up” law practice resulting in a wide range of transaction and litigation experience over the past 42 years. This transaction experience includes business and real estate sales and acquisitions, residential and commercial property development, construction and commercial leasing. He has conducted a business and real estate sale contract transaction in excess of $25 million. His experience in transaction law also includes work as counsel in the insurance industry involving insured and self-funded life and health plans, work site products, excess lines coverage and related insurance coverage, along with regulatory activity before the Arkansas Insurance Commission.

In litigation and arbitration, he has obtained a private placement securities judgment in excess of $1 million in state court; acted as a Plaintiffs’ counsel in Federal Court class action securities cases; obtained an arbitration award in excess of $5 million in business sale contract dispute; successfully litigated Federal Court jury trial defense verdict against construction claims in excess of $4 million in Idaho; successfully defended a U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Company on Federal and Arkansas securities law claims, involving Federal and U.S. Virgin Islands tax laws and claims involving U.S. Virgin Islands economic development laws and regulations in a multi-day jury trial in Federal Court. Additionally, he has conducted continuing education seminars for bar and trial lawyer association groups and insurance professionals.

Family: Mr. Coleman is married to Jennifer and has a son, Brooks Coleman, who is a marketing financial manager for the Southeast Region of Verizon Wireless, and a daughter, Courtney McLarty, who was a certified death penalty defense counsel with the Public Defender’s Office.

Hobbies: Mr. Coleman enjoys golf, snow skiing at Park City, Utah and all social activities attendant thereto.

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