Tera N. Coleman

Associate

Cleveland
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Overview

Drawing from hands-on litigation experience, Tera Coleman represents clients in state and federal court, handling all aspects of litigation from inception to settlement and trial. She utilizes a strategic global approach to matters, understanding that clients' individual needs are unique in all situations. 

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  • Obtained a defense verdict in a state jury trial for a client as second-chair attorney to the trial team. Handled all pretrial litigation matters and conducted direct and cross-examinations at trial.
  • Defended a public housing association in a construction contract dispute involving Davis-Bacon and related acts. Resulted in a favorable settlement for the client.
  • Represents public and private companies in state and federal court in various tort, contract and public law litigation matters.

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Experience

  • Obtained a defense verdict in a state jury trial for a client as second-chair attorney to the trial team. Handled all pretrial litigation matters and conducted direct and cross-examinations at trial.
  • Defended a public housing association in a construction contract dispute involving Davis-Bacon and related acts. Resulted in a favorable settlement for the client.
  • Represents public and private companies in state and federal court in various tort, contract and public law litigation matters.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association 
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association 

Community

  • Recovery Resources
    • Associate Board
      • Member (2014 to 2017)
      • Secretary (2015 to 2016)
    • Bronze Key Planning Committee (2015 to 2016)
  • Maple Heights High School Mock Trial Team: Legal Advisor (2014 to 2015)
  • The Ohio State University 
    • Alumni Association (2010 to 2017)
    • African American Heritage Festival
      • Co-Chair
      • Scholarship Committee Chair
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association 
    • 3R Program: Volunteer 
  • Central Ohio Buckeye Leadership Conference: Planning Committee
  • Miss America Organization
    • Miss Greater Cleveland
    • Miss Heart of Ohio

Prior Positions

  • Ohio House of Representatives: Intern to State Representative Barbara H. Boyd

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 2013; Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Managing Editor; Black Law Students Association, Secretary
  • B.A., The Ohio State University, 2010, cum laude