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Cody Lee Cofer

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Criminal Defense

About Me

Cody has devoted himself to becoming a great trial lawyer.  While studying law at the Texas Tech School of Law, Cody excelled in the trial advocacy program.  He won awards in national competitions and intrascholastic competition.  He was selected by his fellow student advocates to lead the trial advocacy program as the “Mock Trial Vice-Chair” for the Board of Barristers.  He was awarded the J. Hadley Edgar Excellence Award for his skills in trial advocacy, and was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for outstanding performance in trial advocacy.  For his success in trial advocacy, Cody was selected to be a member of the Order of the Barristers.  After law school, Cody has received peer recognition for his success as an attorney including, recognition for his trial advocacy in The Voice for the Defense magazine published by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and as one of Fort Worth’s “Top Attorneys” in family law by Fort Worth, Texas magazine.  Although, Cody has devoted much of his life to oral advocacy, Cody has a well developed background.  In addition to earning his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech, he also earned his Masters of Business Administration from the Texas Tech School of Business.  This provides invaluable perspective in divorce cases or prenuptial agreement drafting that involves business organizations.  Although Cody considers himself a “courtroom” lawyer, he was selected to serve as an editor for the “Texas Administrative Law Journal” and received the American Jurisprudence Award for Research and Writing.  Cody has briefed and argued novel issues addressing new points of law in the state’s highest court.


Cody has worked as a prosecutor.  He has prosecuted felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile cases.  As a former prosecutor, he has a unique perspective on the interaction between defense attorneys and the government.  He is a former member of the Texas District & County Attorneys Association (TDCAA).  Because of his former prosecuting experience, Cody is able to strategically handle your criminal case from the the date it’s filed by the police.  Cody has experience as an appellate attorney.  He can take your case as far as it needs to go to protect you rights.  He has had appellate success and the unique experience of arguing before the highest court in Texas.


Cody worked in the Texas Legislature for Senator Ken Armbrister in the 78th Legislative Session.  Working to draft and pass laws has provided Cody with an in-depth understanding of the legal system.  He was recognized by the Texas Senate for his contributions as a Bullock Scholar.  Cody attendedBaylor University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication.  He grew up in East Texas.  He is a committed family man, and has two younger sisters that he is proud of and close to.  He has a beautiful wife, Erin, and they have an overly affectionate birddog, Rooster.  Cody strives to maintain close relationships with his family and friends.


 


Read more about Cody Cofer:


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    2 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

37 total 

  • Sherry Renee Armstrong

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Sherry Armstrong Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Samuel R. Terry

    Cody and I worked together on a complex murder trial. His knowledge of the law and ability to relate to jurors is unrivaled. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Samuel Terry Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200805/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2015
Top Attorney Criminal LawFort Worth, Texas Magazine2014
Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2014
Top Attorney Criminal DefenseFort Worth, Texas Magazine2013
Top Attorney Criminal DefenseFort Worth, Texas Magazine2012
Top Attorney - Family LawFort Worth Magazine2010
Order of the Barrister - Oral Advocacy AwardTexas Tech School of Law2008
J. Hadley Edgar Trial Advocacy AwardTexas Tech School of Law2008
American Jurisprudence Award - Trial AdvocacyTexas Tech School of Law2007
American Jurisprudence Award - Legal Research and WritingTexas Tech School of Law2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Lead Trial AttorneyCofer Law, P.C.2011 - Present
Assistant County AttorneyHenderson County Attorney's Office2009 - 2011

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Associate of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2012 - Present
Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Tarrant County Family Law Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Mahon Inn of CourtsN/A2011 - Present
Tarrant County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Tarrant County Young Lawyers AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Texas District and County Attorneys AssociationN/A2009 - 2011
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2008 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A2008 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Jury Trial - Tarrant CountyNot Guilty
Jury Trial - Tarrant CountyNot Guilty
Jury Trial - Tarrant CountyNot Guilty

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationOn the Horns of a Delimma: Judge or Jury2011

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech UniversityDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D2008
Texas Tech UniversityGeneral BusinessMasters of Business Administration2008
Baylor UniversitySpeech CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts2005

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Texas A&M School of LawImmigration in Criminal Practice2014
Member Continuing Education 2014CPS in Criminal Cases2014
CAIL Adv. Crim. Trial Skills Course 2014Advanced Criminal Trial Skills2014
Organization MeetingSuccess in a Small or Solo Firm2013
TCDLA DWI - Boot Camp for New LawyersTips for Young Lawyers2012