What to Expect

Mimi hugging

Mimi hugging a current client

Our business model is simple, and it is results.

We have associate lawyers handling initial intake, screening, and court passes.

This is the wisest use of what the firm has to offer. In the meantime, Mimi analyzes each and every case, assesses the obstacles and strengths, and directs the strategy for every single Coffey Firm client.

Mimi is a strong believer that, “You should not have to be wealthy to have the best representation.” Although she analyzes and directs the strategy of every client’s case for those who can’t afford her, she does offer a reduced fee where the associate closely follows her direction, wisdom, and strategy in effectuating the case to its conclusion. This allows Mimi to focus on what she does best- preparing diligently and thoroughly for the jury trials in which everything is at stake. She enjoys finalizing case resolutions for those clients who can’t afford her. It’s important to understand that this business model shows that Mimi’s focus is the end result, and not the bottom line.

Mimi also firmly believes that the more lawyers she can help, the more justice all people will have. She is honored and privileged to speak at seminars across Texas, and the entire country, in her area of expertise- DWI and jury strategy. We welcome you to give our firm a call- whether you are a lawyer, or someone who is going through the agony of a criminal charge. Please know that Mimi personally cares very much about you, and cares about getting the best possible result. Whether we represent you or not, we are here to help in any way. Although Mimi does not meet with potentials, this is her cell number that everyone has- so that you know she is available, accessible, and cares deeply. 817-253-3524

If you are reading this, you are most likely experiencing tremendous shame, anxiety, and confusion regarding what is happening with your life. Everyone makes mistakes. You are asking yourself, “what happens now? What can I expect to happen?” Let us worry about the difficulties and obstacles of your case.

“I often pinch myself, when I am dealing with an assistant district attorney who thinks that prosecuting a citizen who is asleep in a parking lot (isn’t this what we want people to do versus not driving?) is the only option.”

About Me

I have been practicing for 22 years. Unlike other attorneys, I have never been a prosecutor. Defending the accused is all I know. My career has been dedicated to fighting for the rights of citizens accused of crimes, specializing in DWI.

I have learned that the system will roll right over you without a second glance, and possibly destroy your life forever.

Every client can contact me directly- I want to make sure that every Coffey Firm client knows that their anxieties and questions can be addressed at the touch of their fingertips. Schedules are often harried and tight, that is why we want to make ourselves available in any way we can.

What is Important to Know?

I think that it is extremely important to understand the current environment. The past 20 years have been the toughest years in criminal justice for this country (record incarceration rates and durations). The system will see you as a number and a hopeful conviction. We are here to change that.

Every court is different- the assistant district attorney in your case may change before your case is settled (and they are all different people as varied as the judges with their own perspectives and approaches), and the facts of your case also weigh into your options.

There is no one site which will tell you what you will get, what will happen and what you should do.

What Should You Do Now?

Your first decision is to hire counsel. Your second decision? Get to know your lawyer.

To do the best job, we must understand you and appreciate you as a person. (how many kids you have, your hobbies, obligations), as well as the details of your arrest. We must be able to prioritize what means the most to you, and strategize to get you the best outcome. Facts are facts, but your life is something totally different.

At the Coffey Firm, we have a “period review” process where I, and our lawyers, personally reach out to you where we can to connect with you, and get to know you before we a have strategy session about your case.

The Coffey Firm wants to know you as a person.