Mimi’s Community Involvement. “I grew up in DFW and came back after college and law school to make a life here at home. I love the DFW metroplex and care deeply about giving back and helping where I can.”
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 cares deeply for community involvement. She is a caring DWI Lawyer in DFW. She also cares deeply about the law and about giving to the Texas Tech School of Law in order to give young soon-to-be-attorneys the help they may need.
Mimi’s community involvement includes:
Being a member of the Texas Tech School of Law Foundation board
Providing a Diversity Scholarship to attend Texas Tech School of Law and a donor to the Professor Rob Sherwin Professorship
As an alumnus of White Settlement ISD, giving out five legacy scholarships each year
Being a volunteer judge for the Dallas Bar Association’s High School Mock Trial Competition
Being a moral and financial supporter of the Forgiven Felons program
Serving on the advisory board for Cenikor
White Settlement Independent School District
Mimi was raised in White Settlement and is an alumnus of Brewer High School. She cares deeply for the White Settlement community and especially for the children of White Settlement ISD. Mimi came back and raised all four of her children from White Settlement ISD. Of them, 3 were Valedictorians and 1 was salutatorian like his mom! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xvlWzvj4WA)
In particular, she cares deeply for Brewer High school. Mimi gives out five yearly scholarships for Brewer High School’s graduation: the Frank Molinar Scholarship, the Kenny Williams Scholarship, the Mary Chandler Scholarship, the Kelly Wynne Scholarship, and the Cannard Scholarship. These scholarships are named after WSISD educators who also graduated from Brewer High School and returned to the district to give back.
Due to her contributions, Mimi has been recognized by White Settlement ISD and the White Settlement ISD Education Foundation.
The Legacy Scholarships
This is a partial clip of the scholarships Mimi gives out every year – The Legacy Scholarships. Legacy means these educators, like Mimi, graduated and came back to Brewer
Texas Tech School of Law
Texas Tech Law School Foundation Board
“I remember when tax Professor Cummins called me and offered me a scholarship to attend Texas Tech Law School. I had never gone to Lubbock and committed site unseen. Because of the generosity of Texas Tech, I am the lawyer that I am today. It is very important for me to give back.” As a form of giving back, Mimi serves as a member of the Texas Tech Law School Foundation.
She is also one of the donors to the Professor Rob Sherwin Professorship. Rob Sherwin is a Professor and the Director of Advocacy Programs at Texas Tech School of Law. Being the Director of Advocacy Programs, he leads and coaches the mock trial and moot court teams in state-wide and national competitions. In 2020, Texas Tech is currently the #1 ranked law school for American Bar Association competitions. They consistently turn out champions.
Mimi also sponsors the annual Dean Darby Dickerson Writing Award, an award granted to a law student for excellence in legal writing.
Forgiven Felons Program
Mimi is proud to support and donate to the Forgiven Felons Program. The Forgiven Felons is a nonprofit group that assists recently released felons with issues such as housing, jobs, training and transportation. For example, see below one of the cars raffled off to a forgiven felon in need of transportation.
Mimi is involved with the Cenikor Foundation, which is a non-profit substance abuse rehab foundation that taxpayers do not pay for. Mimi serves on the advisory board that exists to come up with fundraising ideas and projects that will offset the costs of running Cenikor. Cenikor is a non-profit organization that provides rehabilitation for those in need at virtually no cost. One of Cenikor’s main fundraising activities is the skeet shoot.
Dallas Bar Association High School Mock Trial Competition
For many years, Mimi has volunteered to be a judge for the Dallas Bar Association’s High School Mock Trial Competition. She enjoys being able to apply her extensive trial advocacy knowledge to help the young competitors, some of whom may one day join the legal profession. She always appreciates the competitor’s willingness to learn and to improve their advocacy skills.