Robert Coleman graduated from Abilene Christian College in 1964, with a B.A. degree in Political Science, and from the University of Texas School of Law in 1968, with a J.D. with honors. He is an attorney in Dallas, Texas, and has more than 40 years of experience as a trial lawyer handling primarily complex commercial and business tort litigation. Over the last 25 years, a significant portion of Mr. Coleman’s practice has included the defense of accountants in multimillion-dollar claims. He has also represented individual accountants and CPA firms in connection with administrative proceedings and investigations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, grand juries, the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, and various committees of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). In 1996, his victory in a two-week, state court accountant liability trial was selected by the National Law Journal as one of the 15 most important defense verdicts in the United States. Mr. Coleman now serves on the Board of Directors of Texans Care for Children, a non-profit children's advocacy firm in Austin, and he and his wife, Judy, are deacons at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas. The Colemans have two children and several grandchildren.