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Hugh Emerson Coleman

Employment and labor Attorney at Denton, TX

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Hugh

Learn Hugh’s areas of practice.

Hugh Coleman is not afraid to tackle problems for his clients. He has extensive trial experience as the result of his career as a city attorney, a municipal prosecutor, an assistant county attorney, and an assistant district attorney where his duties included engaging in all types of litigation ranging from prosecution to civil rights matters and employment lawsuits to tort liability and negligence claims.

In private practice, he has represented individuals and businesses in claims involving the Department of Labor and the Texas Workforce Commission. He has handled investigations with the EEOC, the DOL Wage and Hour Division, the TWC and the Texas Comptroller's Office.  He can provide assistance regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, Age and Sex discrimination, Worker's Compensation Retaliation Cases, Unemployment Disputes and other employment law matters.

In regards to businesses matters Hugh has experience drafting and implementing human resources policies and standard operating procedures as well as drafting and negotiating employment agreements, severance agreements, non-compete agreements, corporate formations, real estate transactions, and business buy-sell agreements.

Hugh Coleman is an active member of the legal community as well. He is a Past President of the Denton County Bar Association and is a past President of the Denton County Young Lawyers Association. He was also instrumental in the creation of the highly acclaimed Denton County Alternative Dispute Resolution Program (DCAP), which provides pro bono and low-cost mediation services to residents of Denton County.

Hugh is passionate about public service and served as the Denton County Commissioner for Precinct #1 from 2009 to 2020.

He is also active in the Denton Community and you will frequently find him at local events as a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church and as a Boy Scout Leader.

Location

Coleman Law Firm, PC
1415 N. Elm Street,
Suite 101
Denton, TX, 76201

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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2017
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Pragmatic Attorney
Mr. Coleman was able to get a stagnant case moving forward to resolution. Previous attorneys seemed more interested in racking up charges than making progress. My only regret is in not hiring Mr. Coleman first!
Posted by Kirk | September 8, 2017
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Kirk Giroux review
I hired Hugh to represent me in a suit to recover loans made to Manroy defense.
Posted by Erik Schuyler / Schuyler Signs | September 7, 2017
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Exceptional lawyer
Hugh is a down to earth, very personable lawyer, not what you would typically expect from a lawyer. He was very caring and never made me feel rushed when I needed to explain everything. Hugh also didn't charge me for every single minute he worked with me. Hugh is also my go to lawyer for all my small business needs. Trust me, you will not be disappointed with Hugh, business or personal.
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Posted by Marco | September 3, 2017
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Knowledgeable And To The Point
Hugh is extremely versed in employment law and was able to provide me with the straight-forward feedback I needed to make an informed decision. Hugh supplied me with a variety of scenarios which could evolve, provided me with his professional opinion so there would not be any unrealistic expectations (based on his years of experience) and then gave me the resources and time I needed to make a decision. I would highly recommend Hugh to anyone looking for a labor/employment attorney, who has an impeccable reputation for honesty and integrity.
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Posted by John | September 1, 2017
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Owner, Cartwright's Ranch House
I've used Mr Coleman for several needs, including personal wills and trusts, LLC formation and documentation to representing me in litigation. Excellent, professional and comprehensive in providing sound legal advice and services.
Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2017
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Mr. Coleman helped me with two business transactions
Hugh helped me negotiate and document a contract to sell four acres in Denton. The resulting contract worked well and was fair to both parties. At another time, Hugh drafted a lease for an office I own. Again, the process has gone well and Hugh's prices have been reasonable. I can recommend Hugh without reservation.
Posted by Clint | August 31, 2017
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General Counsel
Mr. Coleman was prompt and concise on what we needed. He new we were tight on time, and delivered as he promised the services we needed. Mr. Coleman always completes his commitments to his clients, and I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2017
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Awsome
I hired Mr Coleman to review and advise my small company eeoc charge of discrimination. He gave me the straight forward advice that I needed to handle the situation in way that I could understand. I will hire him if the situation winds up going forward.
Posted by Andy | May 18, 2017
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Finally, a honest, down to earth, wholeheartedly Texan Attorney
Hugh has bailed me out of a couple sticky situations over the years. The most significant was when our mortgage company "misplaced" our proof of insurance (though they somehow found it later) and tried to bill us for thousands of dollars. Hugh dived in and got to the bottom of things. Hugh has also provided me lots of wise advice on a number of issues and I have just never been disappointed. Hugh is a family guy who puts the law and the customer first. He talks straight and knows his business.
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Posted by Timothy | May 18, 2017
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Personal injury consultation
When I needed help finding an attorney who specialized in personal injuries, I reached out to Hugh. While that is not his specialty, he knew exactly what I needed. What I appreciated most was Hugh's character and integrity. He made my situation the priority and directed me to an attorney who would provide the best council for my case. In the end, I received the service that I needed and for that I am truly appreciative.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Counsel to the Sheriff/Assistant District Attorney
  • Denton County District Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 2007
  • Assistant County Attorney
  • El Paso Texas County Attorney's Office
  • 1994 - 1998

Education

  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Associations

  • Texas District and County Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Denton County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Denton County Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
  • Director
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Director
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Greater Denton County Young Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2000 - 2001
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Honors and Awards

  • President's Award of Merit
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • 2004
  • President's Award of Merit
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (9)
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Business Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Hugh is a trustworthy professional who cares about his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Hugh is an outstanding lawyer who I trust implicitly. He is the first lawyer I call when I have a question about employment or labor law that I can't answer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hugh is an exceptional attorney. He understand to intricacies of employment cases. I refer all of my employment law cases to Hugh without hesitation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hugh Coleman is a smart hard-working attorney. More importantly, he is a bulldog when it comes to fighting for clients in labor and employment cases. If you have an employment or labor law issue, you need Hugh Coleman."
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Denton Employment and labor Lawyer Hugh Emerson Coleman
Hugh Emerson Coleman
Employment and labor Attorney
Denton, TX
Licensed for 29 years