Many clients of Coleman Law, P.C are referrals from long-standing clients, colleagues, and organizations, which speaks to Lindsay’s personalized, thorough, and cost-effective approach to every legal matter. Notably, clients are constantly informed of what is happening with their cases and receive prompt answers to questions. Lindsay is available during the day or evenings, not regular 9 am -5 pm hours.
As Lindsay's passion for the law evolved from an early age, she founded Coleman Law, P.C. in 2011. Lindsay practices law with honor, integrity, competence, and compassion. Born in Chicago and growing up in the Chicagoland area, Lindsay is beyond familiar with the legal community and court system, seamlessly maintaining wonderful relationships with attorneys, judges, court personnel, and other professionals that aid support in legal matters. Lindsay understands client’s concerns and needs that arise by proficiently evaluating relevant facts, applying them to the law. Lindsay does not consider clients to be "cases" but people who deserve knowledgeable, affordable, and respectable legal services. Having constant communication with clients is crucial in providing representation second to none. You will never need to ask, “[w]hat is going on with my case” because as soon as she knows, so will you. Keeping clients fully informed in a timely manner is another crucial difference between Coleman Law, P.C. and other law firms. Also, providing care, comfort, and experienced legal services is at the heart of Lindsay’s representation of clients, their families, and their work. Coleman Law, P.C. does not maintain "banker's" business hours since people’s needs do not start and stop between 9 am to 5 pm.
While in law school and after, Lindsay worked for the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office as an Assistant State’s Attorney (“ASA”), sharpening her trial skills and forming immeasurable, lifetime friendships and networks. She understands core values of preparation and hard, relentless work. If negotiations and settlements fail, Lindsay confidentially falls back upon her training at the State’s Attorney’s Office and experience thereafter by taking cases to hearing and trials.
Lindsay proudly has been a Certified Mediator since the late 90s, which led her to become a Collaborative Law Fellow. Mediation and collaborative law, part of what is known as Alternative Dispute Resolution, are great ways to resolve matters outside of Court because a client is able to receive specific and creative agreements as compared to a Judge or jury determining the outcome. With mediation and collaborative law becoming quite prevalent in the last few decades, Lindsay is able to represent clients with continued enthusiasm and determination while keeping the costs of litigation in mind, both financially and emotionally.
Lindsay represents individuals and businesses from small business up to large organizations, including but not limited to being contracted out by a National Football League (NFL) organization for various legal matters and having litigated some of its cases. She specializes in representing professional athletes, former players (“alumni”), coaches, front office personnel, executives and their families to meet whatever the legal needs that arise, including but not limited to agency work, contract preparation/review, domestic relations, real estate, defense of traffic and other criminal charges, business deals, charitable work and foundations, and provide legal services relative to involvement with youth athletic camps put on by professional athletes and/or coaches.
Lindsay is honored to be key note speakers for certain organizations, businesses, and/or groups. She also enjoys presenting and writing on different topics of the law as well as participating annually in May for Law Day, a special time where she attends different schools and classes to teach children of all ages about the law.
Lindsay has been a long-standing member of the Illinois Bar Association (“ISBA”), Association of Family and Conciliation Courts ("AFCC") , Lake County Bar Association ("LCBA"), Chicago Bar Association ("CBA"), Academy of Women Attorneys in Lake County (“AWALC”), is a Fellow with the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (“CLII"), and belongs to the International Academy of Collaborate Professionals ("IACP”). She has sat on the Board of Directors for the Academy of Women Attorneys in Lake County and other Board of Directors for various foundations and businesses, including presiding over her own homeowner’s association (2018 - present).
Volunteering her time and giving back to others is very important to Lindsay. She donates her time to a handful of charitable organizations, including working on professional athletic charitable foundations.. Additionally, Lindsay strongly believes in providing pro bono legal services, to children and adults, from mediating unrepresented cases and drafting Orders in Court to rendering legal services to individuals on a case-by-case basis.
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Coleman Law, P.C. is a law firm that offers unique legal options to clients, setting it apart from other law firms. Lindsay is a litigator, mediator, and collaborative law fellow; thus, If a case does not settle before or during court proceedings, then clients do not get referred to another law firm since not all attorneys are litigators ("trial attorney") because Lindsay competently pursues client's legal needs through litigation, including being first chair in contested hearings and trials. Not all attorneys are trial attorneys, but Lindsay has been for about 20 years. Yet litigation is not suitable for all cases. Given the various ways to seek legal solutions, Lindsay focuses on the type of case a client has and the legal relief being sought by carefully explaining to clients the differences between litigation, mediation, and arbitration as well as the growing field of collaborative law. This allows clients to discuss the different options when they consult with Lindsay about their cases because Coleman Law, P.C. practices Alternative Dispute Resolution while maintaining a strong litigation department. Carefully and methodically, Lindsay weighs the costs of mediation, arbitration, and collaborative law and the time it usually takes for a case to be resolved by litigation as compared to alternative dispute resolution.
Aside from guiding clients through the mediation process, Lindsay has been a certified mediator since 1998. She is on the Judicial Circuit Court Lists of Approved Mediators that allows judges to refer mediation cases to her. Being a certified mediator, Lindsay helps clients to understand mediation from a mediator's point of view, preparing them for mediation. As a mediator, Lindsay is a third, neutral, party, facilitating communication by identifying shared interests and goals, ensuring the one side hears and understands the other, aiding the parties to reach resolutions to their issues and conflict, and preparing written agreements of understanding and settlement to bring closure to legal matters.
Lindsay is a Fellow with the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois ("CLII") and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals ("IACP"), which was founded in the late 1990s. These prestigious organizations provide mandatory continuing legal education, is regularly used as for continuing research on collaborative law, related procedural rules and law, and sets high legal standards. Lindsay received additional training to become a Collaborative Law Fellow, as being a certified mediator is a requirement to practicing collaborative law. As a Fellow,, Lindsay aides clients in exploring if the collaborative process is an option to resolve their legal issues outside of the court system. Lindsay helps empower clients to resolve legal matters without judges making decisions that impact them, their families, and lives by providing clients with education, support, and guidance in reaching long-term, fair agreements in a private and safe place. This often times reduces conflicts and stress for clients, impacting their lives, families, employment, and minimizes anxiety. She also is a regular CLII presenter to other Fellows, attorneys, colleagues, and related organizations.
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