Ronald T. Coleman Jr.Partner | Atlanta Office
F: (678) 533-7738
Ron is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on complex business litigation, intellectual property disputes, and franchise and distribution litigation. He also regularly represents clients in a variety of commercial and business tort cases, product liability litigation, as well as federal and state appellate litigation.
Ron's intellectual property litigation experience includes representing manufacturers, technology companies, consumer products companies, franchisors, entertainment companies and other clients in a variety of trademark, copyright, trade secret and patent infringement cases. He regularly represents national franchisors in a wide variety of matters, including cases involving breach of franchise agreements, good faith and fair dealing, fraud, RICO and antitrust violations, and competition between franchise systems. Ron has served as national coordinating counsel for a manufacturer defending multi-state, mass tort product liability litigation. Ron has handled appellate matters before the United States Supreme Court, various federal courts of appeal, and Georgia appellate courts.
In addition, Ron frequently represents clients as an advocate in various ADR processes, including arbitrations, mediations, and mini-trials. Ron also has served as a mediator in several business and intellectual property cases, and he served as an arbitrator in a complex AAA commercial arbitration.
Ron’s background gives him a unique perspective on the business of private law practice. He was an equity partner for nine years at an AmLaw top 25 international firm before choosing to join Parker Hudson in 2004. Ron also served as outside general counsel for a client company on an interim basis for several months while the general counsel was on leave.
Ron currently serves as head of the Firm's Litigation Practice Group.