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Duane L. Coker

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Duane L. Coker is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. CokerLegal opened in August 1998.

We chose to become a part of the Denton and Collin County Community because North Texas is a place that continues to embrace the traditional values of community. We are proud to be a part of a caring and connected society.

Our office believes in the importance of our clients. We strive to return your phone calls, answer your e-mails, remember your appointments, and treat you like the important person that you are. We will handle your divorce, or other family law, case with great care and enthusiasm and work closely with you to help you achieve your goals.


Our office assists clients in many ways:


Duane L. Coker and his associates, Kelly K. Erickson and Jacqueline D. Cannon, are Denton, Texas lawyers who represent clients in family law cases. More than just Texas divorce lawyers, our office helps clients with child custody litigation, adoption, child support, modifications, and juvenile cases.

We also handle probate litigation, including guardianships, probating Wills, and Will contests.

One of our areas of practice which we are most excited about is assisting clients with Collaborative Law cases. In these cases, clients agree to settle their case with the opposing party in a dignified and efficient manner without contested Court proceedings.

Duane L. Coker, Kelly K. Erickson, and Jacqueline D. Cannon are trained in Collaborative Law. Duane is a charter member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas and is active in both local and international Collaborative Law groups.

We are happy to assist you in any of our primary law practice areas.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 55%
    22 years
  2. Family: 25%
    22 years
  3. Child Support: 8%
    22 years
  4. Child Custody: 7%
    22 years
  5. Other: 5%
  6. More 



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Duane. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Gina Brock Hill

    I have worked with Duane on cases and can say without hesitation that he is a skilled and knowledgeable attorney. He cares about his clients and works hard to gain them a favorable outcome.


    Gina Hill Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info


1413 East McKinney Street
Denton, TX, 76209-4523


9320 Dallas Parkway
Suite 190
Frisco, TX, 75033



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199410/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas Super Lawyer 2012Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Texas Super Lawyer 2011Super Lawyers2011
Board Certified - Family LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2011
Award of AppreciationDenton County Bar Association2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/AttorneyDuane L. Coker & Associates, P.C.1998 - Present
Associate AttorneyEisenberg, Weigel, Blau, Reitz, & Clemens1993 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Denton County Bar AssociationPresident2012 - Present
Denton County Bar AssociationPresident Elect2011 - 2012
Texas College of Collaborative LawSenior Sustaining Fellow2009 - Present
Denton County Bar AssociationTreasurer2009 - Present
Denton County Collaborative ProfessionalsBoard of Directors2009 - Present
Denton County Bar AssociationSecretary2008 - 2009
Denton County Family Law SectionChair2007 - 2008
International Association of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2003 - Present
Denton County Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law SectionProbate Chair2003 - 2004
Collaborative Law Institute of TexasCharter Member2003 - Present
Denton County Bar AssociationBoard Member2003 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2000 - Present
Federal Eastern District of TexasAdmitted to Practice1998 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionMember1998 - Present
Denton County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1994 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1993 - 1995
United States CongressStaff Member1989 - 1989
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
KE vs. JESuccessfully proved existence of Texas Informal Marriage
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Publication nameTitleDate
Marriage Dissolution Boot CampClient Intake: Assessing the Case2010
DentonTexasDivorce.comAnatomy of a Divorce Decree2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Baylor UniversityPolitical Science & JournalismBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Marriage Dissolution Boot CampClient Intake: Assessing the Case2010
Denton County Family Law Section meetingSocial Networking Evidence2009
Denton County Collaborative Law LuncheonCollaborative Case Study - Collaborative Divorce Within a Guardianship2009
Denton County Paralegal AssociationWhat Paralegals Need to Know About Collaborative Law2008
Denton County Probate, Guardianship, and Ad Litem SeminarAd Litem in Probate and Guardianship Cases2003