W. Brad Coleman received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Willamette University, and his Bachelor of Political Science from California State University at Fullerton. Brad has been practicing law since 1969 and is a member of the Oregon State Bar, United States District Court, United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, National Lawyers Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Willamette Valley Estate Planning Council, and is the former director of the Willamette Valley Inns of Court.  He has served as deputy district attorney, pro-tem judge, and arbitrator in previous years.

Brad is a committed citizen of Salem, Oregon where he has resided since 1966. He serves as an elder on his church board and also serves on the board of the Simpson University.