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Gayle Coleman 

Gayle ColemanIn Memoriam (1954-2017)

Gayle Coleman passed away on June 13, 2017 after a long battle with breast cancer. Her death was a great loss to her family, her friends, the local community, and this law firm.  Gayle was a well respected attorney and a wonderful person.  She was all about giving, helping the less fortunate, and donating her time and expertise to charities.

After surviving leukemia in 2012, Gayle became a member of the south Palm Beach County Board of Directors for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (“LLS”).  She was an active member of this Board and was a successful fundraiser in annual LLS events, Light the Night and Man and Woman of the Year.  She was also an ardent supporter of JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options).  She loved the idea of helping abused or neglected children and donating time and resources to help them. Gayle also encouraged her friends and family to do the same.  In addition, over the past 2 decades she supported the following charities:  Boca Raton Art Museum; Boca Raton Regional Hospital; and the Morikami Museum and Gardens.

At her funeral, there were numerous testimonials about her kindness, generosity, thoughtfulness, and her dedication to family, friends, and charitable pursuits. Over 275 people attended the celebration of her special and extraordinary life.  In accordance with her wishes, black attire was not allowed and the chapel was full of color just like Gayle’s life.

In honor of her memory and exemplary life, the firm name continues as Rader & Coleman. The firm thanks the clients and friends who made charitable contributions in memory of Gayle.  If you wish to make a contribution, the following are the preferred charities: JAFCO, LLS, and Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation (breast cancer research)

Gayle loved Leonard Cohen’s song, Hallelujah.  Please enjoy in her memory here:


  • J.D., Nova Center for the Study of Law, Davie, FL 1990.
  • Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 1975, Summa Cum Laude
  • Gayle is licensed to practice in Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Professional Involvement and Community Involvement

  • Since 1990, Gayle has lectured to professional groups and students on issues concerning choice of business entities, not-for-profits, estate planning, art collections, licensing and law of visual arts.
  • Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section, Florida Bar, Chair and Executive Council
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Board Of Trustees
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Co-Chair-Light The Night Walk
  • JAFCO, Planned Giving Committee
  • Boca Raton Museum of Art, Foundation Board Member
  • Big Brother/Big Sisters of Broward County, Board of Trustees
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Chairperson, Steering Committee

Community Honors and Awards

  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • 2015 Hall of Fame – Top Fundraiser – Light The Night South Palm Beach
  • 2015 & 2014 Top Corporate Fundraiser – Rader & Coleman, PL – Light the Night South Palm Beach
  • 2015 and 2014 Executive Challenge Winner for Boca Raton fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society-Light The Night Walk
  • 2015 and 2014 Bright Lights Walker – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Featured in Forbes Magazine
  • 2014 Executive Challenge Winner for the Southeast Region of the United States for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society-Light The Night Walk
  • 2014 #3 in the United States for the Executive Challenge Winner for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society-Light The Night Walk
  • Nominated Woman of the Year
  • Honored by JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options) along with her husband Stuart, 2004
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (Art Serve), Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteer Lawyer of the Year – Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section – Florida Bar
  • Phi Beta Kappa