Franklin T. (Tommy) Coleman III

Partner, Perry & Walters

1972, 1970
Bachelor of Arts (AB) in Political Science

City Attorney for 24 cities
County Attorney for 3 counties
Board Attorney for 3 School Districts
Attorney for numerous Authorities


AA, Albany Junior College, 1968
AB, Political Science, 1970
MA, Journalism, 1972
LLB, Woodrow Wilson College of Law, 1985

Pre-Occupation (Hobbies)

Reading and attending baseball games

Most Memorable SPIA Class Moment?

Attending classes taught by Charles Bullock

My Top Three Career Tips

Work hard
Keep an open mind
Learn for your co-workers

Volunteer Activities / Service on Boards

Former Mayor, City of Albany
Former Chair, Albany Dougherty Payroll Development Authority
Former Chair, Albany Water, Gas, and Light Commission
Former Executive Director. Democratic Party of Georgia

Favorite Athens Haunt & Getaway

Downtown Varsity and Helen’s Restaurant
Charlie Williams
Swamp Guinea

Recent Honors / Awards

Past President and current board member of the Georgia Council of School Board Attorneys
Past President Georgia Municipal Association City Attorney’s Section
Georgia Municipal Association Hall of Fame