Skip to main content

About me


CokerLegal opened in August 1998.

We chose to become a part of the Denton Community because we find Denton to be 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.

Likewise, our office will put forth the same determination and willpower that motivated Duane L. Coker and his wife, Louellen, on their 24-day hike to the base of the highest mountain in the world. With this determination at work for you, you will receive the attention, service, and results you deserve.

Our Denton 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.

With the presence of the Denton State School and several senior communities, Denton County has one of the highest per capita rates for guardianship cases in Texas. Our Statutory Probate Court strictly enforces the requirements of the Texas Probate Code that guardianships be tailored in the least restrictive fashion possible. Hiring a Denton, Texas lawyer, familiar with the specific requirements of the Denton County Statutory Probate Court, is a good first step in obtaining the guardianship you need to help your loved ones in his or her time of need.

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.


Photos and videos

81110 1251911109

Contact info


1413 East McKinney Street
Denton, TX, 76209-4523


9320 North Dallas Parkway
Suite 190
Frisco, TX, 75033


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 25%
    13 years
  2. Guardianship: 15%
    13 years
  3. Probate: 15%
    13 years
  4. Family: 15%
    13 years
  5. Other: 30%
  6. More 



Hourly ($300-390/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

2 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • Jeffrey Lee Weinstein

    Divorce matters are tragic enough without wondering if your lawyer truly has your back. Kelly's clients know that she has their backs and their best interests at heart. A wonderful choice for a lawyer.


    Jeffrey Weinstein Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Duane L. Coker

    Kelly has worked for our firm for 4 years. She has been a conscientious attorney, who represents her clients to her fullest. While maintaining a professional posture regarding her clients, it is obvious her high standards and level of performance in the cases she handles is of personal importance to her.


    Duane Coker Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200307/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Board Certified - Family LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyDuane L. Coker & Associates2005 - Present
Associate AttorneyDanna Kirk Mayhall & Associates2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar CollegeMember2008 - Present
Denton County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2005 - Present
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Denton County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Denton County Bar Association, Family Law SectionPresident2009 - 2010
Denton County Bar Association, Family Law SectionVice President2008 - 2009
Denton County Bar Association, Family Law SectionSecretary2007 - 2008
Denton County Bar Association, Real Estate, Trust, and Probate Law SectionMember2005 - 2008
Henderson County Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Texas in DallasMathematicsMS - Master of Science1997
Austin CollegeMathematicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Denton County Bar Association, Family Law SectionA Tale of Two Courts: Guardianship vs. Family Law2013
Student Association for Marriage and Family TherapyFamily Law Workshop2012
Denton County Interdisciplinary Social Study TrainingCo-Course Director2010
Annual Collaborative RetreatCollaborative Law in Guardianship Cases2009