Joseph L. Coleman

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney

Joseph L. Coleman, Esq.

Joseph L. Coleman


Philadelphia criminal defense attorney Joseph L. Coleman is an aggressive and award-winning trial lawyer who has secured countless courtroom victories. He combines relentless determination and trial experience in defending his client’s freedom and ensuring justice for all.

  • Education
    Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • Awards
    Super Lawyers-Rising Star (2019-2021), National Trial Lawyers-Top 100 Criminal Defense (2018-2023)


Originally from Southern California, Joseph Coleman honed his creativity by crafting stories as a filmmaker. However, his desire to defend the underdog, and passion to fight for a purpose, led him to Temple Law School’s top-ranked Trial Advocacy program. While there, Mr. Coleman earned multiple awards including Outstanding Oral Advocate, Distinguished Class Performer, and, for his negotiating skills, the Integrated Transactional Program. Ultimately, Mr. Coleman attained his juris doctorate with honors as cum laude.

Following law school, Mr. Coleman learned and honed his trial skills at the Philadelphia public defender’s office. He amassed extensive experience in representing thousands of clients in all stages of criminal proceedings. His combination of trial advocacy and cinematic flair earned him the name “Hollywood” for his stunning ability to sell the defense’s side of the story to both judge and jury.

Mr. Coleman’s victories in the courtroom are too numerous to measure. He gives every client the respect they have earned, the attention that they deserve, and never backs down from a challenge. When you, or a loved one, are facing criminal charges, you need someone who knows how to win tough cases. You need Joseph Coleman.

Mr. Coleman is licensed to practice in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Supreme Court of New Jersey, United States District Court-Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the United States District Court-New Jersey.

Joe Coleman is a real good attorney. Beat my gun and drug case with no hassle, got me off conviction free. Now I can go back to college. He’s very persistent, motivated, and dedicated. He is the man for the job 💯