Based on 17 reviews
Help make it easier for other Avvo users to choose the right lawyer by sharing your experience with this attorney. It's fast, simple, and safe.
Lawyers: Use the Peer Endorsements section to provide input about other attorneys.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
I moved to Texas in 2001, since then I have used Duane Coker Legal for all our family legal needs. They have always been professional and right on the spot on what to do and how to do it.
I understand there might be another good lawyers in the area but Coker Legal has always exceed my expectations and needed results. Highly recommended.
Posted by Meagan, a Divorce client, Flag
Duane L. Coker was a pleasure to work with over the course of 2012 and 2013. Mr. Coker commissioned his team to help me in the unfortunate matter of a divorce. I cannot imagine having to go through such an experience without the incredible support and advice he offered. He is very trustworthy, impressibly responsive, extremely knowledgeable, and he kept me informed throughout the process. Through Duane's impeccable leadership, his firm managed my entire case with me being outside of the continental US, making the experience almost a breeze for me. What impressed me the most was his willingness to speak candidly with me and actively brainstorm win-win solutions. I would highly recommend Duane Coker for any of your family law needs. You will not be disappointed with the level and quality of service will receive.
Posted by Mark, a Child Custody client, Flag
Duane and his team handled my child custody issues very quickly. When I first met with Duane he outlined the options and the how things would proceed after I decided the direction for my case. Duane and his team kept me informed during the process and answered all of my questions. I would highly recommend Duane to anyone seeking honest, fair and thorough legal assistance.
Posted by Lindsay, a Child Custody client, Flag
Mr. Coker has been my attorney for the last 3 years handling my divorce, enforcement, modification and other issues. He and is staff are an amazing team and are always quick to respond to my questions and concerns. They go above and beyond to ensure you get the best possible result. I will never use another family law attorney again. I refer all my friends and family to them as well!
Posted by Elizabeth Saylor, a Child Custody client, Flag
He is an excellent lawyer I will always use him
Posted by Kristine, a Divorce client, Flag
I have known Duane Coker for many years and have had to use his services on two separate occasions. On both occasions, Duane's legal counsel has been exemplary and far exceeded my expectations. He is very professional and a class-act attorney who will get results without having to "play dirty". Duane is very sensitive to his client's needs and the circumstances that bring his clients in. I HIGHLY rate this attorney for his skills, compassion, communication and an excellent supporting team he has in place in his office.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I was looking for a lawyer for what I knew was going to be a very difficult divorce. Because I had no other personal referrals, I reviewed the Avvo recommendations and decided to meet with Duane for an initial consultation. During the proceedings, Duane was very professional. He never over stated what the possible outcome could be, presented me with the different options and guided me towards to what I believe was the best possible outcome in a terrible situation. At no time I had to question if he acted in my best interest.
Besides his own skill and his team, he impressed me with the other people he brought into the process to handle custody arrangements and mediation.
I've already recommended Duane to friends and will continue to do so. Even though I hope I will not heve to work with him again, I know where I need to go if the need arises.
Posted by Marc, a Family client, Flag
Duane Coker is the BEST Family Lawyer out there. He is true to his word and fights to get what you want. His team is great and they are always nice and helpful even for small issues they handle it with care and grace and never judge what is going on. They help you through tough times and that is why you should have Duane and his team help you. He got me what I wanted and more. It was worth every dollar. I recommend Duane and his team if you are going through tough times.
Posted by Cheryl, a Trusts client, Flag
I moved to Texas. I was very impressed with their knowledge of special needs trust. All the staff is very kind and knowledgeable as well. I highly recommend Duane L. Coker and Ass.
Posted by Lindsay, a Family client, Flag
I recently worked with Mr. Coker and his staff for a complicated divorce proceeding. Due to the nature of the divorce, and the complex issues, it was extremely important to have the best attorney possible. I’ve worked in and with other law firms professionally for 9 years and found that Mr. Coker was just the person to handle my case. He was able to resolve all of the property settlement issues (including a corporation, multiple houses, cars, retirement accounts, etc) as well as work out supervised custody arrangements for my ex. He was able to accomplish every item on my “wish list” and we avoided a long trial. Ria in his office is AMAZING. Keeping your support staff for over 10 years says a lot about Mr. Coker and his firm. Jackie was extremely helpful and went above and beyond in her thoroughness of preparing for all potential scenarios. It’s not often you can say you enjoy paying your attorney, but with the level of service they provided, the bills didn’t hurt as much…I’ll definitely be using this firm for years to come.
Posted by Mathelyn (NY), a Divorce client, Flag
Mr. Coker has been an extremely knowledgeable individual, who listens and can give you his assessment and what you can potentially
expect. I only say that if you want the "Best", Mr. Coker and his staff are the people you want to be representing you. He has an outstandilng work and result orientation. Without a doubt I recommend him. He is definitely a five star lawyer.
Posted by Ted, a Prenuptials client, Flag
I have used Duane Coker for several legal issues over the past seven years. Each time he was always honest with his advice and very aggressive in pursuing my best interest in the situation. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Jay Northcutt, a Divorce client, Flag
I had a nasty divorce going with my ex-wife who was using one of the High Power Dallas Lawyers that was intent on making things difficult and costing both of us most of the money we were fighting over. Duane was able to calm me down and came up with an idea for the settlement that not only saved me and the ex money, but actually made his fees LESS EXPENSIVE!!! You will not hear of that many times with any lawyer. I would recommend him for a simple divorce or a complex one with all of the circumstances that always make things difficult. He just has a way of working things out with all parties that make so much sense the case gets settled and everyone gets what they want.
Posted by DM, a Divorce client, Flag
My divorce had been dragging on for 3 years. Endless court appearances. Ex who snubbed each orders. 2 attorneys. Duane gave me straight answers, cut thru the BS & had my divorce finalized in less than a month after securing him. Now, granted, the ex would never cooperate with signing the final papers, property division, etc. So...3 yrs later we are back in the courts. Duane (his assoc) is still hanging in there...
An ethical attorney who takes a stand against deadbeats.
Posted by Kelly, a Divorce client, Flag
I have only been through a divorce once in my life and I thought I would hire a "big name" lawfirm in Dallas to handle my case. Well long story short, all the "big name" lawfirm did was rake me over the coals for money then dropped me like a bad habit after they sucked me dry! I immediately started looking for another lawyer locally in the Denton area and was referred to Duane Coker. I was reffered to Duane by another lawyer that doesn't specialize in divore or family law and was told he would treat me right. Well they were right! He made me feel very comfortable and told the the honest truth about things. He saw what my previous lawyer did to me and what my wife's attorney was doing to me. I am so glad he took my case and got my divorce finalized! He was very up front with things and kept me in loop on everything. The only regret I have is I should have used Duane from the begining! It would of had saved me thousands of dollars and a lot less headaches.
I can't say enough good things about Duane and his staff. What a "true" lifesaver they were to me!
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Duane and his staff helped me with a collaborative divorce from Aug 2007 to April 2008. He and his staff were very helpful during this ordeal. While this type of divorce is still relatively new, he was well versed with it and seeked any of the information that was needed to answer any unknown questions.
Posted by a Venture Capital client, Flag
We have work with Mr. Duane Coker and his legal firm in three different occasions and we can not be more satisfy. All three times we were always inform of ever step taken so can take the right decisions and to balance out pros-and-cons for each action.