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J. Greg Coontz

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Greg Coontz grew up in Burleson, Texas.  He attended Burleson High School and then obtained his BBA in accounting from Texas Wesleyan University. Greg Coontz then attended Baylor University and received his law degree. He initially worked in Ft. Worth at the firm of Godfrey & Decker. He and 4 others left that firm to open the litigation firm of Bourland Kirkman. In July of 1990 he decided to open his own law practice in Burleson, TX with his high school classmate John Neill. John Neill was appointed in 1998 by Governor Bush to preside over the 18th District Court in Johnson County Texas where he still sits. Greg then partnered with Jeff Cochran to form the current firm of Coontz Cochran.


 


Attorney Coontz is Board Certified in civil trial law and personal injury trial law. Over his years of practice he has handled numerous multi-million dollar personal injury cases in Texas and other states. He continues to litigate serious injury and wrongful death cases.  If you or a loved one have been hurt or a loved one killed, please contact Coontz Cochran today for a free case evaluation and learn how Attorney Coontz can help you! 

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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas

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  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Litigation: 40%
  3. Probate: 10%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Terri Gaines Wilson

    I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to work with Greg on numerous occasions and have found him to be very competent and knowledgeable. He is a strong advocate that treats his clients with compassion and kindness. He has the expertise to handle complex civil matters.

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    Terri Wilson Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I have worked on several cases in which Greg has been involved. In each case, I have been impressed by his unique ability to ease conflicts between clients involving very difficult and emotional situations. Greg has an extraordinary understanding of the law and the facts of the cases in which he is involved. He also has an ability to explain the law to his clients as it applies to their cases in a way that they are able to comprehend it. In each case, Greg makes sure that his clients understand their options and all of the possible consequences before proceeding. With Greg’s knowledge and guidance, his clients are able to comfortably make important decisions about their cases. Greg zealously represents clients to maximize the advantage to them, while always maintaining his respectful, professional demeanor. The combination of skills Greg utilizes in practicing law and in managing cases allows him to resolve often-perceived impossible situations to the maximum benefit of his clients.

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    Kimberly Baker
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Coontz Cochran

217 Market St
Burleson, TX, 76028-4583

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198501/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Personal Injury and Civil Ligitation AttorneyCoontz Cochran1998 - Present
Personal Injury and Civil Litigation AttorneyCoontz & Cochran1990 - 1998
Litigation AttorneyBourland & Kirkman1987 - 1990
Litigation AttorneyGodfrey & Decker1984 - 1987
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2015 - Present
Tarrant County Probate Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Texas State Grievance CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Johnson County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Tarrant County Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jennings vs. Ethan Couch and Cleburne Sheet MetalSettlement for a confidential amount
McConnell vs Ethan Couch and Cleburne Sheet MetalSettled shortly before trial
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Texas A&M University School of LawAccountingBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Discussion regarding the "Affluenza case"Appearance on the the Today show2015
Discussion on "Affluenza" caseApprearance on Fox and Friends2015
Discussion of "Affluenza" teens apprehensionCNN2015
Comments on "Affluenza" caseAppearance on NBC Nightly News2015
ABCAppearance on ABC 20/20 regarding the "Affluenza case"2015