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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, Dublin 1




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.

Ciara Redmond | Trainee Solicitor

Ciara Redmond is our newest trainee to join our firm. 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.

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, Dublin 1

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Johanna Ryan | Solicitor

Johanna graduated from UCD in 2014 with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Social Policy. She then graduated from DIT in 2015 with an Honors Post Graduate Diploma in Law, successfully completing her Fe1 examinations in 2016, and entering the Law Society Professional Practice Course that same year to commence her professional training and exams.

Johanna also has experience in counseling having undergone a training course with an Irish-based organization that provides counseling services online and over the phone. She volunteered there on a part-time basis before pursuing a legal career in 2014.

Johanna joined Coleman Legal Partners in October 2015 and has been working in varying areas of personal injury law mainly comprising of public liability, road traffic accidents, historical abuse claims, medical negligence, as well as product liability. She is currently involved in resolving a number of claims through an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Process

Keith Rolls | Solicitor

Keith graduated from UCC in 2006 with an honours BCOMM degree, where he majored in Law and Management.

Keith manages a varied caseload ranging from personal injury to historical sexual abuse cases against religious institutions. Keith also specialises in medical negligence, where he has acted for client’s and families that have experienced terrible hardships in both fatal injuries claims and for patients that have suffered terrible injuries and have fortunately survived same. Keith also runs the dental negligence files in the office and has had great success in receiving compensation for negligent work on dental patents.

Keith is also well versed in Employment Law and has several WRC and Circuit Court employment claims on his desk at present. He also works on all the Asbestos queries in the office and has had great success in fatal injury claims for surviving family members and ongoing claims where former employees have been exposed to asbestos fibres and are seeking compensation as a result of the harrowing diagnosis made to them by respiratory consultants.

Keith is also in the process of completing a Diploma in Sports Law with the Law Society of Ireland, and can offer a wide range on advice on this area.


Tel: 01-5313800

Location:  84 Talbot Street, Dublin 1

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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).

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