Hello, my name is Colleen Fleming, and I want to thank you for taking the time to read my biography.
My passion is helping my clients achieve justice. Even before I became an attorney, I knew I wanted to help people. After graduating Simmons College in Boston, MA, I joined Americorps Water Watch program, where I devoted myself to helping clean up Massachusetts waterways and ensuring that all Massachusetts citizens had clean water.
After working for Americorps, I was certain that I wanted to dedicate my life to serving my community, so I decided to go to law school. I earned my law degree from Florida State. While in law school, I interned at Jacksonville Area Legal Aid’s Fair Housing department, where I helped protect clients from housing discrimination, and I worked for a small firm in Tallahassee, FL, where l obtained experience in the field of personal injury law. I also interned for the Office of the Attorney General in the Criminal Appeals department, where I sought to protect victims’ rights and see that justice was served.
Before joining Dan Newlin & Partners, I spent eight years working for the Orlando Public Defender’s Office. There I defended indigent citizens against the government and tried over 60 trials ranging from misdemeanors to capital felonies. I climbed the ranks at the Public Defender’s Office, eventually being promoted to a lead attorney, which meant that I primarily handled serious felony cases, where many of my clients were facing life in prison. Because of my dedication to fighting for my clients, I made the decision to become board certified in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida Bar. This required numerous references including judges and other lawyers in the community, a review of cases I had tried, and a day long exam. I am one of the few lawyers in Florida that can say I became an expert in this area of law.
Today, as a part of Dan Newlin & Partners, I pursue justice on behalf of those who were injured by the negligence of others. I love helping people. My core belief is that, as an attorney, every person is entitled to zealous, aggressive representation. If you need an attorney or have questions about a case, feel free to contact me at [email protected].