Partner Michael Coleman speaks at Supreme Court Black History Month Event
Michael B. Coleman, Director of Business and Government Strategies at Ice Miller, is a leader with national influence whose desire to create positive change began at just nine years old.
On Feb. 17, Coleman addressed high school students, staff and visitors at a Black History Month event at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center. He spoke with students from Walnut Ridge, South, and Cristo Rey Columbus high schools.
During the speech, Coleman reflected on how Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall inspired him to make a difference as a child. Justice Marshall’s influence encouraged Coleman to pursue a law degree and consider his position in society to serve others.
Reflecting on his time as a child, Coleman told a story of donating just five cents to Martin Luther King, Jr. after hearing him speak. Though it was a small step, Coleman felt he had made a contribution that would make a difference.
Now, with more than 25 years’ experience in public service, Coleman brings many skills and relationships to Ice Miller to benefit its diverse client base. Coleman is a graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from the University of Cincinnati. Coleman served as Mayor of Columbus, Ohio from 2000 to 2015, before joining Ice Miller.