Our Team

Dave Coleman | Partner

Dave Coleman specialises in multi party actions, litigation and public and administrative law.

He has over 20 years’ experience in multi-party litigation, and has overseen a significant number of important and topical multi-party actions including Hepatitis C cases, institutional sexual abuse cases, property defect cases and more recently financial services mis-selling cases.

Dave and his team have advised groups on a national basis on the following matters: DePuy Hip Replacement, a substantial group of bondholders in an action against ACC Bank, a large number of claimants living in a housing estate affected by Pyrite, a group of individuals in the Michael Shine sexual abuse case and various other multi-party actions.

Dave believes in delivering a tailor-made legal service to clients and regularly meets with and advises diverse groups of clients in issues of concern to them.

Dave is a graduate of UCD and was admitted as a solicitor in 1986. He is also admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.


Tel: 01-5313800

Location: 84 Talbot Street, North City, Dublin




Diane Treanor | Solicitor

Diane is a fully qualified solicitor with an LLB Honours degree from Griffith College Dublin.  Diane successfully completed her Fe1 examinations and entered the Law Society Professional Practice Course in 2014. Diane is also admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.

 Diane’s approach is to assist her client’s through the often difficult process of litigation as smoothly as possible.  She understands that client’s have been through stressful and often traumatic experiences.  Diane manages a varied caseload including personal injuries, general litigation, medical negligence law, historical abuse claims, public liability and historical sexual abuse cases.

 Prior to joining Coleman Legal Partners in July 2019 Diane worked in a general practice firm where she completed her training and represented client’s in a wide variety of claims.

 Diane also volunteers with FLAC in her spare time.


  • Tel: 01-5313800
  • Location: 84 Talbot Street, North City, Dublin

Ciara Redmond | Solicitor

Ciara graduated in 2013 with a Bachelors Honours degree in Law. She started her legal career in a litigation and human rights firm in the city centre the same year. There, Ciara worked on cases involving general litigation, family law, human rights and immigration law. Ciara successfully completed the FE1 examinations in 2016 and will be attending Blackhall in 2017 to commence her final professional training and exams.

Ciara is interested in the many different areas in law and this is shown by her further studies in Social Welfare Law, Criminology and completing an internship with the Irish Penal Reform Trust. She also volunteers with FLAC in her spare time.

Ciara currently works in our commercial department where she works on cases involving commercial litigation, multi-party actions, general litigation, personal injuries and medical negligence.

  • Tel: 01-5313800
  • Location: 84 Talbot Street, North City, Dublin

Kathrin Coleman | Partner

Kathrin is a founding Partner of Coleman Legal Partners, and works in the areas of Sexual Assault, Professional Negligence, Medical Negligence, Personal Injury Law, Defamation and Employment Law.She has considerable experience in acting for many individuals who have been sexually abused or who have suffered loss as a consequence of the advice or actions of professionals.

She has built up a wealth of experience in most areas of High Court Litigation and has successfully litigated against large organisations including the state and major religious institutions. She has also successfully represented clients in some of the biggest jury awards in Irish legal history.

Kathrin is currently involved in a major multi-party action in relation to a product liability claim regarding the defective De Puy Hip implant which is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson.

Kathrin is also advising a large group of families of their rights regarding the standard of care which is required in pre-school childcare services such as crèches, Montessori groups and Playschool facilities.

Kathrin began her career with Lavelle Coleman in 1999, and graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2003 with an Honours Masters Degree in English Literature and French with a further honours post-graduate business qualification from the Smurfit Business School in 2004.

As a dual citizen of Ireland and Germany, Kathrin is also a bi-lingual German speaker with a qualification in Legal German. She is also fluent in French.

Kathrin is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association.


Tel: 01-5313800

Location: 84 Talbot Street, North City, Dublin

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Norman Spicer | Solicitor

Norman joined the team at Coleman Legal as a solicitor in December 2017 and works in the litigation department. His focus is on personal injury and multi-party actions.

Norman is also a duly licensed New York Attorney and previously worked as a litigation lawyer in New York from 2013 until 2016.

While in New York, Norman worked primarily in the areas of personal injuries and contract law which included actions arising from motor vehicle accidents, trips and falls, construction accidents and products liability. He gained extensive experience in motion drafting and arguing, arbitration, conducting examinations under oath/depositions and in jury selection and trials.

Norman also previously worked as a professional soldier with the Irish Defence Forces where he served in a number of different appointments including Artillery and Signals spanning 12 years. Norman also served overseas with recce company in the 99th Infantry Battalion, which deployed to TChad and the Central African Republic in 2009.

He is currently the lead solicitor working on a complex multi-party action against the state over the use of Lariam on members of the Defence Forces travelling overseas. Norman has first-hand knowledge and experience of the effects of this drug, having taken it himself during his deployment.

Norman holds an Honours Degree in Irish law from Dublin Business School which he attained in 2012, he also holds a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from the Law Society of Ireland (2013) and recently completed a Master’s Degree in International Commercial Law in UCD (2017).

  • Tel: 01-5313800
  • Location: 84 Talbot Street, North City, Dublin
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Philip Treacy | Solicitor

Philip Treacy is a qualified solicitor with over 12 years post-qualification experience in the legal profession. In 2009, Philip established his own law firm which offers wide-ranging legal services to its clients. Philip has experience in many areas of legal practice including Litigation, Employment Law, Personal Injury claims, Family Law, Debt Recovery, Company Law, Contract Law, and Landlord & Tenant Law (private and commercial leases).

In April, 2019, Philip joined our Firm where he is a member of the highly experienced Litigation team. Philip works on a wide variety of Personal Injury claims, Abuse claims, as well as Medical Negligence claims. Philip also represents Employees in Work related claims to the Workplace Relations Commission.

In addition to his legal professional qualifications, Philip also has a 2.1 Honours Degree in Accounting and Human Resource Management, coupled with a wide range of business and commercial experience.

Philip also works as a volunteer for FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centre) and has done this for the past 8 years, offering legal advice to many people on various different and complex legal matters.


Tel: 01-5313800

Location: 84 Talbot Street, North City, Dublin

Rose Sweeney| Personal Injury

Rose has over 30 years experience in dealing with personal injuries claims and has been working alongside Dave Coleman for over 27 years.

Rose specialises in Personal Injury law and regularly represents clients who have suffered injuries as a result of road traffic accidents, accidents in the workplace, slips and trips, as well as industrial and occupational disease.

Rose is focused on obtaining the right result for her clients, both in terms of compensation and rehabilitation. Rose also has experience in dealing with cases that proceed to complex litigation.

Rose’s Diploma in Counselling Skills from NUI Maynooth provides her with practical tools to support her clients throughout this process.

  • Tel: 01-5313 800
  • Location: 84 Talbot Street, North City, Dublin
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