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Christopher Coats

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Plano, TX

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Christopher Lawrence Coats is a second-generation attorney and native Texan. Christopher earned his bachelor's degree at DePauw University, where he studied political science and majored in philosophy. After graduating from DePauw, Christopher enrolled in Fort Worth's Texas A&M School of Law (formerly Wesleyan School of Law).

While in law school, Christopher was admitted into the Texas Wesleyan Law Review, and in 2009, he received the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics Annual Health Law Student Award. That same year, Christopher cultivated his legal training by securing an internship with Justice Gardner at the prestigious Second Court of Appeals of Fort Worth, Texas. Christopher graduated from Texas Wesleyan School of Law in the top twenty percent of his class, and as a practicing attorney, he diligently advocates on behalf of the less fortunate and disadvantaged.

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Licensed for 12 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/23/2022

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The Law Offices of Coats & Todd
1424 Gables Court
Plano, TX, 75075

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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
No complaints, he was well informed. I spoke to him regarding my disability case and he gave me all the information I needed, and was also patient with me. I have not decided on an attorney just yet, but after I hear back from the disability appeals council; I will definitely consider hiring him to represent my case.

Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Coats & Todd
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate
  • The Moore Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Second Court of Appeals, Fort Worth, Texas
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • DePauw University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • Jackson v. Colvin, 240 F. Supp. 3d 593
  • The court remanded because there was insufficient evidence that the ALJ considered the higher age category
  • Raper v. Colvin, 262 F. Supp. 3d 415
  • The court remanded for further review given the discrepancies in Commissioner's final determination.
  • Orosco v. Commissioner of Social Security, 171 F. Supp. 3d 539
  • The case was remanded because a defective hypothetical question does not require a showing a prejudice.
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Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Law Review Staff Member
  • Texas Wesleyan Law Review
  • 2010
  • Annual Health Law Student Award
  • American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics
  • 2009
  • Law Review Staff Member
  • Texas Wesleyan
  • 2009
  • Law Review Staff Member
  • Texas Wesleyan
  • 2008
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SSDI Attorney | Jun 22
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SSDI Attorney | Jun 22
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Plano Social Security & Disability Lawyer Christopher Coats
Christopher Coats
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Plano, TX
Licensed for 12 years
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