Cody L. Cofer Attorney Profile
Texas Criminal Defense and Family Law Attorney
Cody has devoted himself to becoming a great trial lawyer. While studying law at the Texas Tech School of Law, Cody excelled in the trial advocacy program. He won awards in national competitions and intrascholastic competition. He was selected by his fellow student advocates to lead the trial advocacy program as the “Mock Trial Vice-Chair” for the Board of Barristers. He was awarded the J. Hadley Edgar Excellence Award for his skills in trial advocacy, and was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for outstanding performance in trial advocacy. For his success in trial advocacy, Cody was selected to be a member of the Order of the Barristers. After law school, Cody has received peer recognition for his success as an attorney including, recognition for his trial advocacy in The Voice for the Defense magazine published by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and as one of Fort Worth’s “Top Attorneys” in family law by Fort Worth, Texas magazine. Although, Cody has devoted much of his life to oral advocacy, Cody has a well developed background. In addition to earning his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech, he also earned his Masters of Business Administration from the Texas Tech School of Business. This provides invaluable perspective in divorce cases or prenuptial agreement drafting that involves business organizations. Although Cody considers himself a “courtroom” lawyer, he was selected to serve as an editor for the “Texas Administrative Law Journal” and received the American Jurisprudence Award for Research and Writing. Cody has briefed and argued novel issues addressing new points of law in the state’s highest court.
Cody has worked as a prosecutor. He has prosecuted felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile cases. As a former prosecutor, he has a unique perspective on the interaction between defense attorneys and the government. He is a former member of the Texas District & County Attorneys Association (TDCAA). Because of his former prosecuting experience, Cody is able to strategically handle your criminal case from the date it’s filed by the police. Cody has experience as an appellate attorney. He can take your case as far as it needs to go to protect you rights. He has had appellate success and the unique experience of arguing before the highest court in Texas.
Cody worked in the Texas Legislature for Senator Ken Armbrister in the 78th Legislative Session. Working to draft and pass laws has provided Cody with an in-depth understanding of the legal system. He was recognized by the Texas Senate for his contributions as a Bullock Scholar. Cody attended Baylor University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication. He grew up in East Texas. He is a committed family man, and has two younger sisters that he is proud of and close to. He has a beautiful wife, Erin, and they have an overly affectionate birddog, Rooster. Cody strives to maintain close relationships with his family and friends. The emphasis he places on developing relationships carries over into his practice. He approaches the profession of law with passion and dedication.
Mr. Cofer is a member of:
- State Bar of Texas
- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Tarrant County Bar Association
- Eldon Mahon Inn of Court
- Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
- The State Bar College of Texas
Mr. Cofer was named a “Top Attorney” for family law by Fort Worth Magazine in 2010.