Robert T. Coleman

Robert T. Coleman (Bob)

Of Counsel








Birmingham, AL

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  • B.A., University of the South, 1975
  • M.B.A., University of South Carolina, 1979
  • J.D., University of South Carolina, 1978


  • South Carolina, 1978

Bob joins Lightfoot after having served more than 32 years as in-house counsel to life insurance, investment advisor and real estate development companies. Most recently, he served for several years as Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel to Liberty Life Insurance Company, the U.S. insurance operations of Royal Bank of Canada.

Bob’s principal practice area is in-house counsel support. He has comprehensive experience in drafting and negotiating service and vendor contracts, third party administration and other outsourcing contracts, acquisitions, leases, confidentiality agreements, commercial loans and real estate purchase agreements. Development of preventive law strategies, corporate policies and procedures related to compliance issues, implementation of various educational and training programs, risk management, corporate secretarial matters and insurance operations are additional areas of expertise.

Bob is a director of both N.C. and S.C. Life & Health Guaranty Associations. He serves on the Board of Visitors of Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, N.C., and is an active member of Christ Church Episcopal.

Bob resides in Greenville, SC with his wife, Claudia. Both of their children are grown and they are empty nesters with the exception of two golden retrievers. Bob’s interests are varied: he enjoys dove hunting, in-shore fishing, playing a bad game of golf, gardening and drawing.