I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors from Penn State University in 1979.   I received a Juris Doctor Degree in Law from the University of Houston in 1981.    I am also Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

I am also licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas and have been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United State Court of Appeals in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia and San Francisco, and by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.    I have been specially admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts in Dallas, Abilene, Lufkin, Baton Rouge and Chicago.

Professional Memberships & Affiliations:

  • Past-President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association-Texas, New Mexico & Oklahoma Chapter.
  • Member of the State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment Law section
  • Member of the State Bar of Texas School Law section.
  • Founder and Past president of the National Employment Lawyers Association-Houston Chapter
  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit

My trial experience includes jury trials in both state and federal court.  I have handled various types of administrative appeals and have also represented clients before the United States Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Texas.   Many of my judicial cases have been published in legal reference books and discussed in legal and professional journals.

Additionally, I am a frequent speaker at continuing education seminars for attorneys, as well as seminars and meetings for business groups, schools and community organizations.     I have appeared on various TV and radio talk shows.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my six children and friends.  I am an avid fan of the Philadelphia Flyers and I also enjoy theatre, the arts, and travel.  You can reach me via email at houstonlaw@aol.com or visit my website at http://www.coane.com.