Wade H. Coleman joined the firm in 1964. He is the firm’s senior partner and conducts civil trials in all State and Federal Courts. He is active in the defense of malpractice cases against hospitals, physicians and other professionals. His other trial practice includes extensive commercial litigation and insurance defense. He also conducts a general practice.
A native of Valdosta, Georgia, Wade graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1962. He received his Juris Doctor degree in 1965 from the University of Georgia. He was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1964. Wade is a member of many professional organizations including: American College of Trial Lawyers; Southern Judicial Circuit Bar Association, serving as its President in 1978; Valdosta Bar Association, serving as its President in 1975 and 1995; Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, formerly serving on the Board of Directors; State Disciplinary Board of Georgia 1980-1984; and the Georgia ADR Commission. In addition to his professional affiliations, Wade has served as a member of the Board of Directors and former Chairman of the Georgia Board of Natural Resources. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of First Federal Savings & Loan Association; served as General Counsel and is a permanent member of the Board of Trustees of Valdosta State University Foundation and is a former Curator and South Georgia Regional Vice- President of the Georgia Historical Society.
Wade is Martindale-Hubbell Rated AV® Preeminent™.
Wade has been named as a “Super Lawyer” for many years by Georgia’s Super Lawyers magazine, an honor achieved each year by only 5 percent of Georgia attorneys.