Ronald D. Coleman

Ronald D. Coleman

Partner, Dhillon Law Group - Commercial and Constitutional Law

Newark, NJ

  • user-graduate Education Northwestern University School of Law
  • Experience 33 years of experience year
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Practice Areas

Communications & Internet Law
Appeals & Appellate
Arbitration & Mediation
Antitrust Law
Employment Law

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • New Jersey
    Since 1989

Spoken Languages

  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Hebrew: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
  • Yiddish: Spoken, Written

Working hours

  • Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
  • Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
  • Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
  • Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM - 3 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed


I am a commercial litigator specializing in federal litigation, including trials. I work extensively with online businesses, specifically in connection with the use of intellectual property on the Internet in both litigation and non-litigation roles. My firm is also recognized for its strength in civil rights, employment and free speech law. I am known for my work as the lead attorney for Simon Tam in the U.S. Supreme Court case Matal v. Tam, which held that the disparagement clause of the trademark statute violated the First Amendment's free speech clause.I have successfully represented clients of every size in state and federal courts, arbitrations and mediations in a variety of litigation matters, including contract disputes, distributorship litigation, trademark and unfair competition cases, business tort claims, toxic tort and insurance coverage litigation, discrimination and wrongful discharge cases, copyright infringement claims, and cases involving trade secrets, restrictive covenants and real estate. My litigation experience runs from pretrial investigation and early dispute resolution through every aspect of bench and jury trials as well as appeals.My blog about copyright, trademark and related issues, LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSIONĀ®, was recognized by the ABA Journal as one of the top 100 law-related blogs in the country in its first-ever listing in 2007.

Professional Experience

  • Partner
    Dhillon Law Group
    2020 - Current

Professional Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
    2013 - Current


  • Princeton University
    B.A. (1985) | Economics, Politics
    1981 - 1985


  • Mark T. Banner Award for Impact on IP Law
    American Bar Association - Intellectual Property Law Section


  • Fashion Dos: Acknowledging Social Media Evidence as Relevant to Proving Secondary Meaning
    International Trademark Association
    August, 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • The Slants, Scandal and Speech: Do the First Amendment and Trademark Law Collide?, 42nd Annual IP Institute , Newport Beach, CA


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