James Parrish Coleman was born on August 23, 1955, in Jackson Mississippi. He and his wife live in Silverhill, Ala. Mr. Coleman is a 1977 graduate of Loyola University with a degree in Journalism. He worked as a newspaper reporter, operated his family's marine supply business and was a sales representative for a large manufacturer before attending law school at Birmingham School of Law, while working full time. He graduated from Birmingham School of Law in 2006 and started work as an associate at Murchison & Howard, LLC in Foley, Ala. He opened his own firm in July 2012. He is past chairman of the Baldwin County Bar Probate Committee. He is an avid cook and active volunteer for the United States Coast Guard as a legal assistance officer. His son, James Parrish Coleman III is a partner is the law firm. His daughter, Sarah F. Coleman is an associate with the firm with an office in New Orleans, La. Both James and Sarah are licensed in Louisiana.