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Demetrice M. Lopez

Criminal Defense Lawyer - Of Counsel

Demetrice M. Lopez is a former prosecutor and experienced attorney skilled in trial, litigation, and advocacy.




Demetrice Lopez is a criminal defense lawyer at Cofer Luster Law firm. Before joining the firm, Demetrice served as a chief prosecutor at the Tarrant Criminal District Attorney’s Office where she handled both felony and misdemeanor cases. Demetrice also previously served as a felony prosecutor at the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s office where she handled misdemeanor, felony, and juvenile cases.



University of Houston Law Center | Juris Doctor (J.D.), Law | 2010-2012
Southern Methodist University | Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Political Science, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Sociology, Spanish Minor | 2006-2009



Chief Prosecutor | Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office | 2016-2022
Felony Prosecutor | Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office | 2013-2016
Attorney | Clarke & Associates, PLLC | 2012-2013



Demetrice is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas



  • Southern Methodist University, Law Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Law | 2022-Present
  • University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law, Adjunct Professor of Law | 2022
  • TSS Legal Trainer | 2023-Present
  • The North Texas Business & Professional League, Inc. | 2022
  • MACC Legal Conferences | 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Texas County & District Attorney’s Association Annual Criminal and Civil Law Conference | 2021
  • Tarrant County Coalition of Crime Victim Services | 2020
  • Tarrant County Domestic Violence High-Risk Team | 2020
  • Tarrant County Citizens Prosecutor Academy | 2019, 2020, 2021