Gregory D. Coleman, a founding partner of Johnson Hopewell Coleman, began his legal career as a law clerk at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where he was mentored by the Commission’s legendary director and civil rights icon, Donald L. Hollowell. Coleman later assumed the position of General Attorney for the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. In that position, he supervised investigative teams focusing on such legal issues as: culturally biased testing, tracking of students, placement of students with handicapping conditions, ability grouping, discipline, etc. Transitioning into the corporate legal domain, Coleman served as Corporate Counsel for his family business, the Coleman Group, comprised of more than 500 employees in five states. Continuing his legal career at Johnson Hopewell Coleman, Coleman has specialized in wills and trusts, corporations, bankruptcy, and education law.
Coleman’s civic involvement is evidenced by a number of appointments and positions in his community: Trustee and Church Attorney at Big Bethel Church, Board Member for the MARTA Ethics Board, Mental Health Association of Metropolitan Atlanta, 100 Black Men, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Coleman is also an author of works of church history published by the University of Georgia Press and the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
Coleman is a graduate of the David T. Howard High School, Emory University and the University of Notre Dame Law School.