Greg Coleman is the Founder and Managing Partner of Greg Coleman Law PC with 24 years of trial and appellate experience. Greg received his B.A. with highest honors and distinction from Jacksonville State University in 1986. He attended The University of Tennessee College of Law, graduating in 1989. In addition to distinguishing himself academically, Greg was a member of the National Trial Moot Court Team, was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for National Trial Team and was listed in Who's Who Among Rising Young Americans. In addition, the College of Law bestowed upon Greg the honor of inclusion into the National Order of Barristers for outstanding oral advocacy and trial skills.
Greg's practice focuses on class actions, products liability, medical practice, personal injury, complex multi-district litigation, litigation, toxic torts, premises liability, ERISA, ERISA class actions, drug and medical device litigation, and workers' compensation.
He is co-lead counsel in a defective products case against Electrolux where he and co-counsel successfully obtained a settlement on behalf of a class of more than one million members regarding defectively manufactured dryers. The settlement resulted in an expected utilization settlement value of over $35 Million. Greg was lead trial counsel in an ERISA class action against AK Steel Corporation where he successfully obtained a $178.6 million settlement on behalf of a class of over 3,000 retirees of AK Steels Butler Works Plant in Pennsylvania in 2011. Excerpts from the final approval hearing before Judge Black:
The class has been enormously well represented by the attorneys in this case. I started with the observation that this was a historic moment. I genuinely believe that.
The plaintiffs and the members of the class have been enormously well represented by counsel.
There is no doubt that the settlements herein represent excellent result for the class members and obviate all risk of continued litigation.
The Court finds that the hourly and salaried settlements represent excellent result for the class members and provides them with a substantial benefit.
I reach the conclusion based on acknowledging the extraordinary benefit achieved for the class, the high level of value of these plaintiffs counsels services. The lawyers here are excellent, highly regarded, and their service has brought great value to the class.
I acknowledge this was a complex and demanding case involving a great deal of work and that the end result occurred largely, if not fully, attributable to the diligence, determination, hard work of plaintiffs counsel, who were vigorously contested, as the company was represented by extraordinary lawyers.
Judge Timothy S.Black, Southern District of Ohio,Western Division
He was also lead trial counsel in an ERISA class action case against AK Steel Corporation where he successfully obtained a $15.8 million settlement on behalf of a class of over 250 retirees of AK Steels Zanesville Works Plant in Ohio in 2012.
He was lead counsel in a week-long trucking accident trial where he obtained the largest negligence verdict in the state of Tennessee for 2009. Jenkins v. Keeble, Davidson County.
He has been co-lead counsel in a class action case involving Jewelry Television. He was also co-lead counsel in a Fair Labor Standards Act case against Westgate Resorts styled Davis v. Planet Hollywood Las Vegas in U.S.D.C., District of Nevada, which has now been settled. Additionally, Greg was co-lead counsel in a Fair Labor Standards Act case against Westgate Resorts styled Watson v. Westgate Resorts, Inc. in U.S.D.C., Eastern District of Tennessee, which has been settled.
Greg Coleman has been and is currently involved in complex product liability and drug product liability litigation and has tried more than one hundred (100) jury trials and countless other bench trials during his career. He has tried jury trials in states other than Tennessee and has been admitted pro hac vice in complex matters around the country, including a six-week long jury trial in Sacramento, California, for which he was lead counsel.
Knoxville TN. attorney Greg Coleman is admitted to practice in the following courts:
Tennessee State Court 4/27/1990 Tennessee Supreme Court 5/7/1990 USDC, E.D. Tennessee 5/17/1991 Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 5/5/1992 US Supreme Court 12/11/2006 USDC, W.D. New York 1/14/2013 USDC, W.D. Wisconsin 7/8/2013 Third Circuit Court of Appeals 9/6/2013 USDC, M.D. Tennessee 2/5/2014 US Court of Federal Claims 3/19/2014 Second Circuit Court of Appeals 10/10/2014 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 10/16/2014 USDC, D. Nebraska 2/26/2015 Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals 4/11/2016 USDC, S.D. Indiana 9/21/2016 USDC, W.D. Tennessee 12/9/2016 USDC, E.D. Michigan 12/12/2016 USDC, E.D. Missouri 12/22/2016 USDC, E.D. Wisconsin 2/27/2017 Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals 6/30/2017 USDC, S.D. Illinois 3/12/2018 USDC, D. Colo. 5/25/2018 Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals 8/1/2019 USDC, C.D. Illinois 11/18/2019 USDC, N.D. Illinois General Bar - 08/29/14 Trial Bar - 03/19/2015