About the Firm

Welcome to Whitley Coleman, PLLC! Our enthusiastic and professional legal team is here to assist you every step of the way. We have years of experience handing a wide range of criminal and civil matters.
Give us a call or drop by. We are happy to serve you!

Our firm has dealt with cases featured on the local news stations, newspapers, and also been featured on the Nancy Grace show.

Attorney Jessica R. Whitley Coleman

Jessica R. Whitley Coleman

Attorney Jessica R. Whitley Coleman graduated in 2004 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. After receiving her undergraduate degree she attended classes for a Master’s in Business Administration at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro during 2004 and 2005. In 2008 she received her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. While in law school, she worked at the Wake County District Attorney’s Office and at the Orange County Public Defender’s Office. Upon passing the bar in 2008 she joined Anderson and Associates Attorneys, PLLC in Wilmington, North Carolina. She operated the firm’s Bolivia office location until 2011 when she started her own firm, Whitley Coleman, PLLC. Jessica has appeared in criminal court in more than ten counties in North Carolina. Her practice centers on personal injury cases and criminal matters, including both misdemeanors and felonies. Jessica looks forward to putting her extensive knowledge and successful experience to work on your case.

910.617.1000 jwhitley@lawyerupnc.com

John William Coleman

John William Coleman

Mr. Coleman began his career as an Assistant District Attorney for the State of North Carolina where he successfully prosecuted thousands of criminal cases ranging from Impaired Driving Offenses to First Degree Murder. As former Chief District Court Assistant District Attorney in Wilmington, DWI Court Prosecutor, and Felony Motor Vehicle Prosecutor, he trained many of our local Assistant District Attorneys and law enforcement officers in the prosecution of impaired driving offenses as well as vehicular homicides. After leaving the Attorneys Office, John joined the law firm of Burney, Burney, and Jones where he went on to make partner at the then formed Burney, Jones, and Coleman. In 2015, Mr. and Mrs. Coleman joined forces and created Whitley Coleman. Mr. Coleman looks forward to analyzing your case and defending your rights. Call or email Mr. Coleman for a free consultation today.


Senior Legal Assistant Angelica Farias

Angelica Farias

Senior Legal Assistant Angelica Farias has worked in legal field for fifteen years. She is the Senior Legal Assistant and Office Manager at Whitley Coleman. She is bilingual and works on all personal injury cases and serious felonies. She looks forward to putting her legal expertise and experience to work on your case.
910.617.4700 afarias@lawyerupnc.com

Legal Assistant Cristy Connolly

Cristy Connolly

Legal Assistant Cristy Connolly has nine years of legal assistant expertise. She is the primary customer care specialist at Whitley Coleman and can assist you on your legal matter today.