I am a CPA and a trial lawyer. I am also AV Peer Review Rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating possible by judges and other lawyers, for professional excellence, legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication skills, legal experience and legal ethics.
The Coffman Law Firm is a business litigation firm. We represent individuals and small and medium size businesses throughout Texas and across the United States in a broad range of trial and appellate matters, including antitrust, agriculture, contracts, intellectual property, technology, consumer cases, disasters, complex commercial litigation and class actions. We do not represent insurance companies and typically do not represent large corporations.
No one will out strategize us, out research us, out write us or out work us. Our law practice is based on the following core values:
WE ARE GOAL SETTERS. Setting—and achieving—objectives is important to our clients and second nature to us.
WE ARE SELF-MOTIVATED. We are internally driven to win. We will not back down from a fight. There are no problems—only opportunities to succeed.
WE ARE STRATEGIC. We work hard to stay three steps ahead of the competition.
WE ARE RISK TAKERS. Progress always involves risks. We carefully assess the pros and cons associated with important decisions in order to minimize risk. However, when the time comes, we are not afraid to pull the trigger and move forward.
WE ARE WELL NETWORKED. We are connected—both technologically and from the human perspective. Our networks are a source of support and information critical to our success.
WE ARE WELL PREPARED. We go the extra mile to be ready to address the twists and turns that will arise during your case. No one will out prepare us.
WE ARE NIMBLE. We embrace technology. We quickly and efficiently respond to our clients’ needs.
WE TAKE ACTION. We assess the situation, prepare for the challenge and take action when warranted. Timing is a critical part of our case strategy.
I am also a founding member of the XDL Group, a virtual alliance of veteran trial lawyers and intellectual property professionals who litigate intellectual property matters throughout the United States. See www.xdlgroup.com.
Licensed since 1989
Hourly ($275-550/hour), Contingent (20-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Richard is an exceptional lawyer who works tirelessly on his clents' behalf timely and effectively representing their interests in a professional, sophisticated manner. I have the highest respect for Richard's legal skill and judgment. As his colleague and friend, it is my pleasure to endorse him as one of the most talented litigators I know.
Reginald Snyder Business Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1989||05/24/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Certified Public Accountant||Texas State Board of Public Accountancy||1983|
|AV Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory||N/A|
|Principal||The Coffman Law Firm||1997 - Present|
|Partner||Provost & Umphrey, LLP||1992 - 1997|
|Associate||Hutcheson & Grundy, LLP||1989 - 1992|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Schools of Oriental Research||Treasurer/Board of Trustees/Executive Committee||2013 - Present|
|Beaumont Crime Stoppers||Vice Chair of the Board||2012 - Present|
|American Schools of Oriental Research||Assistant Treasurer/Board of Trustees||2012 - 2012|
|Beaumont Crime Stoppers||Treasurer of the Board||2010 - 2011|
|Federal Circuit Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit||Member||1999 - Present|
|Bar Association of the Eastern District of Texas||Member||1993 - Present|
|Jefferson County Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||1989 - Present|
|MDL No. 1921; In re Nissan North America, Inc. Odometer Litigation||Settled. I was appointed Interim Co-Lead Class Counsel by the Court.|
|Choinacki v. American Home Products, Inc.||Settled.|
|MDL No. 997; In re Brand-Name Prescription Drug Antitrust Litigation||Settled|
|ATLA Business Torts Section Newsletter||A Civil RICO Primer, Part I||2006|
|The Review of Litigation||The Abuse of Rule 11 and Forum Non Conveniens: Fast Effective Relief for Federal Docket Congestion?||1988|
|The Tax Advisor||Construction Period Interest for IDBs||1985|
|University of Texas School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|University of Texas System, Austin||Accounting||M.P.A.||1980|
|Texas Lutheran University||Accounting||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|University of Texas School of Business||Adjunct Professor (Taxation)||1985|
|University of Washington School of Business||Adjunct Professor (Taxation)||1981|