The Honorable Howard K. Coates, Jr.
Division:
Family "FY"/Probate "IX" 

Judicial Assistant:
Kelli-Renee Williams

Phone:
(561) 274-1452
 Room: 
2E-115

Courtroom Number: 
2

South County Courthouse
200 W Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, Fl 33444

 

Biography

JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENT

15th Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County, Florida
Division FY/IX; Transferred to Division 01/2017
South Palm Beach County Courthouse
200 W. Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, Florida 33444

PRIOR JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENT/EXPERIENCE

15th Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County, Florida
Division FJ/IJ; Assigned to Division -02/2015-01/2017
North Palm Beach County Courthouse
3188 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410

Appointed: 12/2014
Commission Issued: 02/19/2015
Elected: 11/2016
Commission Expires: 1/3/2023

EDUCATION

Yale Law School, Juris Doctor, May 1986
Florida Atlantic University, Masters in Business Administration, May 2001
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, Bachelor of Arts, December 1982
University of South Carolina, Associate of Arts, May 1980

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

McDonald Hopkins LLC, July 2009 – February 2015, Member, Litigation The Coates Law Firm, June 2004 – July 2009, Sole Shareholder Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP, May 2003 – June 2004, Partner Cauley Geller Bowman & Coates, LLP, December 2000 - May 2003, Partner Proskauer Rose LLP, April 1991 - December 2001, Partner - Litigation Department Edwards & Angell, May 1990 - April 1991, Associate - Litigation Department Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, August 1987 - May 1990, Associate - Litigation Department King & Spalding, June 1986 - July 1987, Associate - Litigation Department United States Marine Corps., June 1977 - June 1981, Sergeant - Second Marine Air Wing

COURT ADMISSIONS

United States Circuit Courts of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, Eighth Circuit, Federal Circuit

United States District Courts, Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida, Northern District of Florida, Northern District of Georgia, District of Colorado

Florida State Courts, Admitted 1987

Georgia State Courts, Admitted 1986

BAR ADMISSIONS AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

The Florida Bar, Admitted October 1987

The Georgia Bar, Admitted June 1986

American Inns of Court, The Susan Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court of the Palm Beaches, Master Member (2015-2016, 2016-2017 Years)

Palm Beach County Bar Association

South Palm Beach County Bar Association

American Bar Association