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Jami Aisha Coleman is an attorney at Williams & Coleman, P.A., in Tallahassee, Florida, where she specializes in Tax Law, Probate matters, Estate Planning, and Business Law. Ms. Coleman started her legal career at the Florida Bar where she was a representative with the Attorney Consumer Assistance Program. While working for the Florida Bar, Ms. Coleman earned her Bachelors of Science Degree from Florida State University. After graduating from Florida State University, Ms. Coleman worked as a Drug Court Coordinator at Seminole County Courthouse, under the supervision of the now Florida State Supreme Court Justice James E. C. Perry. While employed at Seminole County Courthouse, Ms. Coleman enrolled at Florida A&M University College of Law where she completed her first year of law school before transferring to Florida State University College of Law (FSU). While at FSU, Ms. Coleman was an editor of the Business Law Review, a member of the Mock Trial Team, competed in the Jessup International Moot Court Competition, and served as the Sub-Regional Director IV of the Southern Region of the Black Law Students Association. Additionally, while at FSU, Ms. Coleman earned her Juris Doctorate in May of 2008.

Ms. Coleman has her Masters of Law in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. While completing her studies at Georgetown, Ms. Coleman interned for Special Trial Judge John F. Dean at the United States Tax Court. Upon graduation from Georgetown, Ms. Coleman continued her internship with the United States Tax Court until she relocated back to Tallahassee, Florida where she began working for the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) at Legal Services of North Florida as the LITC Attorney. As a LITC Attorney, Ms. Coleman assisted approximately 300 low income taxpayers a year with their tax controversies against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Moreover, Ms. Coleman was responsible for applying for grants with the IRS for the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, conducting tax law CLE's, attending community outreach events, and editing and drafting four publications in the American Bar Association Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Newsletter. While working at Legal Services of North Florida, Ms. Coleman also began working part-time for Viera Williams, P.A. In April of 2013, Ms. Coleman resigned from Legal Services of North Florida and joined Viera Williams, P.A., as a full-time tax associate, where she currently assists business owners and individuals with their business and tax related matters. Ms. Coleman is admitted to practice in Florida and before the United States Tax Court, and is pending admission to practice in New York.

 

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • LL.M. - 2009
    • Major: Taxation
  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D. - 2008
  • Florida State University
    • Bachelor of Science - 2004
    • Major: Political Science

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Legal Aid Foundation, Immediate Past President, 2014 – Present
  • Project Embrace Inc., Board Member, 2015 – 2018
  • Big Bend Minority Chamber of Council, Women’s Leadership Council, 2013 – 2017
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend, Board Member, 2013 – 2017
  • LeMoyne Art’s 2018 to present
  • George Floyd Memorial Foundation 2020 to present

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Professional Associations

  • Real Property Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) Section of The Florida Bar
  • Tallahassee Barristers Association, Member, 2010 to Present
  • William H. Stafford Inns of Court, Associate Member, 2012 to Present
  • Tallahassee Bar Association, Board Member, 2016 to Present
  • Young Lawyer Tallahassee Bar, Board Member, 2012 to 2017
  • Wm. Reece Florida Bar Leadership Academy, Class III, 2015 to 2016

Past Positions

  • Legal Services of North Florida, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, 2009 to 2013
  • United States Tax Court, Law Clerk

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Taxation
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2011

Honors

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017 - 2021
  • 2017 Thomas M Ervin, Jr. Distinguished Young Lawyer Award
  • Nation’s Best Advocate, National Bar Association, 2016 - 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40, Nation’s Best Advocate, National Bar Association, 2016 - 2017