Mimi Coffey is a nationally-renowned trial attorney, board-certified in DWI by the NCDD, who has been practicing for over 24 years and is an author of multiple DWI Defense textbooks and is a national and state-wide lecturer on the law.
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. Mimi 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!
Over twenty years ago as a young lawyer, Mimi was eager to learn from the 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 course directing DWI seminars on both a state and national level for nonprofit groups to educate lawyers. See below for some of her most recent teaching moments.
Pictured above are the four course directors for the 26th annual Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminar held in April of 2019. This seminar is considered by many to be the premier scientific DWI seminar in the country. It was started by Bubba Head and held 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. It is co-sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mimi has held the position of course director for well over ten years. She has fulfilled many roles at MSE beyond course directing. She has spoken on topics as varied as fermentation in blood testing to breath test issues. She 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.
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.
August 31, 2018: Mimi speaks on DWI to the Parker County Bar Association for their noon CLE. (On top of Parker County, Mimi also serves Denton, Collin, Dallas, Tarrant, and many more counties).
August 8, 2018: Mimi speaks on DWI Issues to the Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers at their noon lunch meeting.
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)
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.
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.