Passionate. Principled. Proven.

Coleman Talley is one of the Southeast’s premiere mid-sized law firms providing trusted legal solutions, fresh perspectives and responsive service for businesses, individuals, and governments, for over 85 years.

Built on a foundation of honesty and integrity, we serve a full range of legal needs across a wide variety of practice areas with emphasis in Housing and Real Estate, Business, Government, Litigation, and Estate Planning.

Our more than forty attorneys and twenty-five staff members service clients throughout the Southeastern United States from our three office locations in Atlanta and Valdosta, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida.

Our legacy of success has been built upon staying ahead in the areas of technology and technical expertise; attracting the brightest talent with a dynamic work culture and creating exciting opportunities for professional growth; with a focus on service.

We are committed to creating exceptional client experiences by combining the sophisticated, high-level expertise of our team with the friendly, personalized service of a hometown firm. For us, it has never been about being big, but about being of value.


Building Trust Through Generations

Coleman Talley’s legacy of success spans more than eight decades, commencing when B. Lamar Tillman began practicing law in Valdosta, Georgia in 1937. Mr. Tillman established the foundation of the firm’s commercial transactional and litigation practices through his representation of Citizens & Southern National Bank (now Bank of America, N.A.), Georgia Power Company, the City of Valdosta, and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. Other than during his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Mr. Tillman practiced law until 1989. In 1960, his nephew, Henry Turner Brice, Jr., joined him in the practice of law.

During the 1960’s and 1970’s, the firm grew with the additions of John T. McTier, Wade H. Coleman, George T. Talley, and C. George Newbern. Coleman Talley has continued to grow and expand its areas of practice. We now represent clients throughout the Southeastern United States and have attorneys that are licensed to practice in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, North Dakota, and Minnesota.

The firm opened its Atlanta office in 2005, and in 2007 changed its name from Coleman, Talley, Newbern, Kurrie, Preston & Holland, LLP to Coleman Talley LLP. In June 2019, the firm opened its first Florida location with an office in Downtown Jacksonville. Today, Coleman Talley has been voted “Best Law Office” in South Georgia for 5 years in a row and continues to expand its footprint and reputation for effective, reliable legal services across geographies and generations.


Coleman Talley is Deeply Committed to the Values of Community Involvement & Service

We believe it is essential to give back to the communities in which we live and work. Our attorneys regularly dedicate their time, services and support to worthwhile causes and community organizations. Many serve as board members and participate in community outreach. We support a variety of causes, including the arts, education, youth athletics, diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, community and economic development, and leadership.

As an organization, our firm annually lends its support to The Second Harvest of South Georgia through the  Georgia Legal Food Frenzy . We task our attorneys, staff, and clients with raising food and funds during a 2-week period to fight hunger, all of which go to the local food bank. The firm has been recognized as a winner each year since the competition began in 2012.

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Atlanta (Buckhead)
3344 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 1950
Atlanta, GA 30326
(770) 698-9556
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Jacksonville (Downtown)
1 Independent Drive
Suite 3130
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 456-8949
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Jacksonville (Deerwood)
10161 Centurion Parkway
Suite 310
Jacksonville, FL 32256
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109 South Ashley Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
(229) 242-7562
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