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Mimi Coffey

Mimi Coffey

also known as Elizabeth Minako Coffey

About me

* Trial attorney with 17 years experience

* Board certified by the NCDD in DWI Defense

* Texas Delegate to the NCDD for several years

* Legal Commentator for National (CNN, Fox) and local news

* Frequent speaker at National and State-Wide DWI seminars

* Has tried approx. 300 jury trials with 80% being jury trials

* Author of Texas DWI Defense: The Law and Practice

* Author of 3 National and 4 State-Wide articles (in the Champion & the Voice)

* Has Attended the Prestigious Borkenstein Training for State Scientists for Alcohol and Drugs

*One of the First Lawyers to Receive Gas Chromatography Training at Axion Labs

*Has attended NHTSA SFST, SFST Instructor & Intox 5000 Operator courses

* Winner of the TCDLA's President's Heart of a Champion Award numerous times

*Led the Effort to get DWI NCDD board certification recognized by the State Bar

* Has actively fought for fair DWI legislation over the past 4 legislative sessions

* Sued a DWG police officer for illegally drawing blood

* Sued Texas DPS for its double jeopardy surcharge program (changes have since been made to allow for indigency reductions)


Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    3 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    3 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • Kalandra Nicole Wheeler

    I endorse Mimi Coffey. After many years of working for Mimi, I can say that she has always maintained her passion for protecting her clients in tough situations. She is creative and thoughtful, always seeking to learn more. If I had a question on a DWI matter, I'd know exactly where to turn. An expert in DWI defense and a fighter for justice.


    Kalandra Wheeler Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Cameron Gray

    I endorse this lawyer. Mimi is very well known and respected in the legal community. You can trust her with your legal problems.


    Cameron Gray Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Mimi Coffey DWI Trial Attorney (see website for our Dallas location address)

4700 Airport Fwy
Fort Worth, TX, 76117


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199510/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President’s Heart of a ChampionTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Coffey Firm2000 - Present
Associate AttorneyBailey & Galyen1995 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseRegentN/A
National College of DUI DefenseSustaining MemberN/A
National College of DUI DefenseFacultyN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Lawyers & Judges Publishing CompanyTexas DWI DefenseN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
8th Bernard M. Edelman DWI Seminar“DWI Defense, Texas Style.”2015