The Law Offices of Coleen F. Middleton, Esq. PLLC provides a wide range of services to businesses, non-profits and individuals.

Coleen's Experience and Skills

As a former Assistant United States Attorney and Princeton graduate, Coleen successfully handles litigation and appeals, investigations and criminal matters.  

Coleen has 20 years of experience as a lawyer.  After clerking for a federal judge, she practiced with preeminent large law firms.  Her clients have included global billion-dollar companies.  Coleen was also General Counsel of the PDE Pharmaceutical Trade Association, the nation's oldest active trade association.

Coleen has won jury and non-jury trials and appeals in federal and state courts.  She is an appointed member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  Coleen is also a certified arbitrator for the Philadelphia courts.  She is a former member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. 

In the public sector, Coleen served as First Associate Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation and as an Assistant Deputy Mayor of Philadelphia.  

Coleen is the author or co-author of several law journal articles and a book published by New York University Press.  She has also created and taught 14 continuing legal education courses for attorneys around the country.

Coleen is a graduate of New York University School of Law and Princeton University.  She is a member of the Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey Bars.

In her free time, Coleen is a leader of Women Owned Law, a national networking organization of women-owned law and legal services firms.  She also spends her time with her family, especially her nephew Eli and niece Isabelle. 


The Law Offices of Coleen F. Middleton, Esq. PLLC offers various billing arrangements.  We recognize that each client is unique and each matter is unique.  We provide an hourly rate, a flat fee, or a hybrid of the two.   

Contact Information

Our office is conveniently located across from Philadelphia City Hall.  We can be reached for a consultation at coleen@cfmlawyer.com or (215) 854-4053.

"Coleen is an experienced consultant, attorney, and business executive with impeccable credentials. She cares for people and works hard to help others in a meaningful way. "

- Fred M. Wilf, Esq., Managing Partner, Wilftek LLC 

"Coleen is one of a kind.  She's great at what she does.  Extremely knowledgeable, patient, caring, and genuine.  She's helping me through a tough time and there's nothing like knowing you have the best at your side!  And someone who loves what they do is someone who does it with everything in them.  If you are looking for someone dependable, present and truly doing all they can for you, she's the one!  The solution.  Thank you Coleen!"

- T.R., CEO of a medical services company   

"I have been a litigator for more than 10 years. I hired Coleen in a sort of "co-counsel"/consulting role just as I was about to begin a federal trial. On short notice, I needed Coleen to research and draft a trial brief on a very important issue. Her work was excellent. Since then, I have brainstormed strategy with Coleen in preparation for an appeal in the same case. Very smart and pleasant to work with."

- Jonathan Z. Cohen, Esq., Jonathan Z. Cohen Ltd.