J. Anthony Coleman
A lifelong resident of the greater Akron area, Mr. Coleman has been with HCP his entire career Mr. Coleman focuses his practice on representing employers in workers’ compensation claims, and he prides himself on counseling clients with proactive and cost-effective strategies. Additionally, Mr. Coleman works with HCP's general litigation practice in an array of issues, ranging from construction law to employment law to municipal law and all areas in between.
Mr. Coleman represents a wide range of companies in all areas of industry, from small family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 market leaders. Particular areas of focus are in light to heavy manufacturing, nursing and health care, and gas and petroleum processing, construction, and transportation.
In his practice, Mr. Coleman routinely appears before the Industrial Commission of Ohio for administrative hearings, and he also represents his clients in courts throughout Ohio as well as in Mandamus petitions. Mr. Coleman has represented his clients in over one thousand administrative hearings, and he has experience in well over one hundred court appeals. He has a proven record of success in petitioning for hearings before the Industrial Commissioners in Columbus, which is the highest administrative level hearing possible. Mr. Coleman represents employers in allegations of VSSR, retaliatory termination, and all other components of workers’ compensation related issues.
When not at the office, Tony enjoys spending time with his family. He is an outdoor enthusiast and can often be spotted hiking, camping, and gardening. Tony leads an active life and is currently training for a half-marathon.
Before obtaining his law degree, Tony completed a M.A. degree in philosophy in eight months. If he had not become an attorney, Tony would have liked to pursue a career in architecture or as a professor. He has a life-long passion for discourse.