Tommy Coleman and Franklin “Flin” Coleman Join Drew Eckl & Farnham

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Atlanta-based law firm Drew Eckl & Farnham is pleased to announce the hiring of Tommy Coleman and Franklin “Flin” Coleman, who both join the firm in its Albany, Georgia office.

Tommy Coleman’s practice covers local government. Tommy represents 32 municipalities, counties, school board and authorities.  As a former investment banker for the C & S Bank, now Bank of America, he has particular experience in local government financing. 

Tommy served four terms as Mayor of the City of Albany and four years as City Commissioner of the City of Albany.  He is a graduate of Leadership Georgia and in 1992 was named “100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend Magazine.

He served in the administration of former Governor George Busbee and was appointed by Governor Zell Miller as Chair of the State Local Governance Commission.

Franklin “Flin” Coleman focuses his practice in local government, particularly litigation defense of government bodies and officials.  Flin regularly represents counties, municipalities, school districts and other government authorities in civil actions related to zoning, land use, environmental code enforcement, employment litigation and general liability.

In addition, Flin serves as City prosecutor for several municipalities in Southwest Georgia and was formerly an Assistant District Attorney in the Dougherty Judicial Circuit.