Charles Coleman


Charles is an effective litigation and trial attorney with an outstanding record of performance representing and defending insurance interests, public entities, and businesses in state and federal court. He has extensive experience in complex general casualty defense, professional liability, product liability, construction, personal injury, real estate, premises liability, public entity,and commercial litigation matters.

Defense of Professional Liability Claims: Architects and Engineers, Insurance Agents/Brokers, Real Estate Professionals, Accountants and Financial Advisors including FINRA, Legal Malpractice, and Technology matters.

Defense of General Liability Claims: Premises Liability, Property, Construction, Transportation/Auto, and Product Liability matters.

Construction Matters: Developer, General Contractor, and Subcontractor representation involving all aspects of Construction Defect Claims.  Defense and prosecution of Mechanic’s Liens and other construction remedies.  Construction accidents and bodily injury claims.

Commercial Matters: Representation of Business and Commercial Entities involving Contracts, Employment, Discrimination Claims and other litigation matters in state and federal courts, appellate proceedings, and administrative hearings.

Estate, Trust, and Probate Matters: Representation of individuals and trustees regarding property disputes arising under estate planning instruments including wills, trusts, and probate proceedings.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Professional Liability
  • General Liability
  • Construction

Additional Experience



United States District Court for the Eastern Northern and Central Districts of California

United States Supreme Court


  • American Bar Association
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Placer County Bar Association
  • Sacramento Claims Association
  • Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court


California Western School of Law

Juris Doctor, with honors, 1998

Northeastern University

Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1995