Name: Patrick D. Coleman
Family: Gael, wife of 44 years, three daughters and nine grandchildren
Education: B.A. from Duke University and J.D. from Vanderbilt School of Law
Admitted to the Bar: 1971
Employed by: GrayRobinson
Field of practice: Labor and employment law and mediation
Professional organizations: Master, Chester Bedell Inns of Court; Academy of Florida Management Attorneys; and Labor and Employment Section, The Florida Bar
Community involvement: Former board chair of Goodwill Industries of North Florida, former board chair of The City Rescue Mission, board member of The Salvation Army and current board chair of Seniors on a Mission.
How did you become involved? Invited to join boards to share legal expertise.
How can someone else become involved? Contact any nonprofit whose mission interests you and ask how you can serve. Most will appreciate your assistance.
What have you learned/achieved through the experience? How many avenues of service there are in Jacksonville and how important it is to make your contribution to help meet the needs of the community.
What was the last book you read or are reading? “Playbook for an Uncommon Life” by Tony Dungy