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When people look for a Top DWI Attorney or Best DWI Attorney, they look for experience, certification, and respect in the legal community. Mimi Coffey is a nationally-renowned trial attorney, board-certified in DWI by the NCDD. She has been practicing for over 24 years and is an author of multiple DWI Defense textbooks. She is also a national and state-wide lecturer on the law.

The Coffey Firm handles a wide variety of cases, including Unlawful Carrying Weapon (UCW), Assault (including family violence), and Possession charges.

Mimi is also listed on several “top” directory listings such as DWI Lawyers for Wise County, DWI Lawyer Tarrant CountyDWI attorney Dallas County, DWI attorneys Collin County and DWI attorneys Parker County. Mimi is a caring DWI Lawyer in DFW, She is also involved in the Texas Tech School of Law foundation and enjoys using the skills she has developed to give back to the community.

 

Mimi enjoys a dark chocolate praline & a Hurricane after speaking in New Orleans.
Mimi enjoys a dark chocolate praline & a Hurricane after speaking in New Orleans.

Mimi gives a presentation on Selecting a DWI Jury in New Orleans for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers on October 17, 2019 at The Royal Sonesta Hotel. She has a prolific amount of DWI jury trials under her belt (total trials over 300, over 80% jury trials). If anyone knows how to pick a DWI jury, Mimi sure does!

Mimi Coffey Teaching
Texas DWI Authority (frequent lecturer on DWI)

Over twenty years ago as a young lawyer, Mimi was eager to learn from top DWI lawyers in the country. So, she started throwing DWI seminars. Her company, Cowtown CLE, hosted for 2 years straight, the largest attended DWI seminar in the state of Texas. When the state organization for defense lawyers, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, took notice she relinquished her seminars so that the state group could benefit. Since then, she has been speaking and directing DWI seminars both statewide and nationally for nonprofit groups to educate lawyers. See below for some of her most recent teaching moments.

Mimi Coffey with MSE Course Directors
MSE Course Directors: Gary Trichter, Troy McKinney, Mimi Coffey, Doug Murphy

Pictured above are the four course directors for the 26th annual Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminar held in April of 2019. Many consider this seminar to be the premier scientific DWI seminar in the country. Bubba Head started the seminar and held it during the Master’s golf tournament each year. It was taken over by the National College of DUI Defense and is currently held in New Orleans every spring. The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers co-sponsors the seminar. Mimi has held the position of course director for well over ten years. She has fulfilled many roles at MSE beyond course directing. Mimi has spoken on topics as varied as fermentation in blood testing to breath test issues. Mimi has also served the roles as judge and defense lawyer in the mock trial. She enjoys bringing together technical scientific issues for the education of lawyers to better serve their clients.

August 13, 2020: Mimi gives a CLE presentation to the TCCDLA over the flaws of Drug Recognition “Experts” and how the studies are not scientifically valid due to those, and other, flaws.

May 29, 2020: Mimi gave a virtual presentation to Criminal Defense Lawyers in Parker County over DWI with drugs other than (or in combination with) alcohol.

February 13, 2020: Mimi speaks to Criminal Defense Lawyers about the new changes to DWI law that started September 1, 2019. She spoke about Deferred Adjudication for DWI, the new “superfine” for DWI, Non-disclosures for DWI, and the recent issues about expunctions for DWI.

Mimi Coffey Presentation
Mimi’s Presentation at the Man v. Machine Seminar in New York City this past November, held for the benefit of New York public defenders.

August 31, 2018: Mimi speaks on DWI to the Parker County Bar Association for their noon CLE. Mimi is a DWI Lawyer in Parker County, DWI Lawyer in Denton County, DWI Lawyer in Collin County, DWI Lawyer in Dallas County, DWI Lawyer in Tarrant County, DWI Lawyer in Wise County, and in other counties.

August 8, 2018: Mimi speaks on DWI Issues to the Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers at their noon lunch meeting.

Mimi Coffey Speaking
Mimi teaches on Closing Arguments at the NCDD summer session

July 19, 2018: Mimi teaches on Closing Arguments with a demonstration at the National College of DUI Defense’s summer session.

May 5, 2018: Mimi speaks on “Winning a Breath Test Case” in Tuscon, Arizona for the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (Mimi always loves to go to Arizona)

Mimi at Alcohol Lab
At the Ohio OVI (DWI) Seminar, Mimi enjoyed expert witness Dr. Al Staubus’s alcohol lab in his house! Pictured are: Dr. Al Staubus, Mimi Coffey, Shawn Dominy

March 8, 2018: Mimi speaks on “Winning a Breath Test Case” at the Advanced OVI Seminar held by the Ohio Association of Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio

March 23, 2018: Mimi speaks on “The ABCs of Walking Down the Breath Test” at NCDD/TCDLA‘s MSE in New Orleans

Alongside sharing knowledge and expertise with lawyers, Mimi really enjoys encouraging, teaching, and mentoring young people.

Mimi as Guest Speaker at Texas A/M
Mimi with Tammy Starr of the Aggie Forensic Society at Texas A&M Mimi enjoyed being the guest speaker on March 9, 2017
Mimi Coffey teaching in Ukraine
Mimi is pictured here with some of her students in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Mimi really enjoyed teaching law to the students of Ukraine through the Leavitt Institute for two week in October 2017. She spoke at several law school and police academies in Kiev and Kharkiv, Ukraine.
DWI Lawyer Mimi Coffey

July 19th, 2019: Mimi Coffey teaches DWI Lawyers in the historical Austin Hall at Harvard University. She spoke mostly about how to cross examine the Blood Alcohol Expert.