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. Previously, Mr. Brice served as executive secretary to the late Senator Richard Russell.

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 and now represents clients throughout the southeastern United States. Certain attorneys are licensed to practice law 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.

Thank You, We Couldn’t Have Done It Without You!

A lot has changed over 85 years since B. Lamar Tillman established the foundation of Coleman Talley’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, in 1937.

The firm continued to grow and evolve with the additions of Lamar’s nephew, Henry Turner Brice, Jr. in 1960, and partners, John T.McTier, Wade H.Coleman, George T. Talley, and C.George Newbern in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Since then, our firm has continued to expand its footprint and areas of practice. The Atlanta office was opened in 2005; in 2007 we changed our name to Coleman Talley LLP. We renovated and relocated to a 22,000 square foot historic office space in 2018 and expanded our footprint to Jacksonville, Florida in 2019.

Today, our highly skilled attorneys represent a broad range of clients across the Southeastern U.S., and beyond.

While much has changed, the values that got us here–honesty, integrity, service and our strong commitment to continual innovation – have remained a constant. As we celebrate our past and look to the future, we want to express our deepest appreciation for our clients, team members, families, friends, and associates.

Without you, we never could have made it this far. Thank you!

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Coleman Talley Fun Facts | in 1937

The first electric traffic signals were installed in Valdosta just three years earlier.

Franklin D. Roosevelt was president, serving the second of his record 4 consecutive terms.

A loaf of bread was 9 cents. A pound of hamburger meat was 12 cents. Gas was .20 cents per gallon. The average price for a new car was $760.00. And the average cost for house rent is $26.00 per month.

Television was in its infancy. It was uninterrupted and there were zero commercials prior to 1941.

The most famous person in America was Shirley Temple.

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs became the first full-length traditionally animated featured film.

Notable books included The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien, Thin and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, and Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.

The photocopier was invented by Chester F. Carlson, something we would all become very familiar with.

Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonnan disappeared after taking off from New Guinea during Earhart’s attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world.

To all of our team members
past & present, Thank You!

Our Team Members have fueled our growth for 85 years. We recognize that our progress has been made possible by your continued loyalty, dedication, and hardwork. From our talented attorneys to our paralegals and support staff, your unyielding commitment to our clients, communities, and one another are what make us one of the Southeast’s most trusted and dynamic law firms. Thank you for 85 years of delivering creative, effective, efficient legal solutions for our clients, while keeping the spirit of servanthood front and center in everything you do.

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