Federal Attorney Eastern District of Texas

Eastern District of Texas Federal District Court

You are scared and frantically looking for answers if you or a loved one has been contacted by federal law enforcement, received a “Target Letter¹” to testify before a grand jury, or have been arrested based on a federal complaint. Federal criminal cases in the Eastern District of Texas are very different than state cases. Everything moves quickly and finding the best federal defense lawyer to help is not always easy. You don’t know who to trust. You don’t know what to do. Contact Cody Cofer to allow him to walk you through the federal criminal process and determine if your case is one that federal lawyers at the Cofer Luster Law Firm, PC, can help you with.

Federal Defense Attorney

Cody L. Cofer is a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney for cases in the Eastern District of Texas. He is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Cofer is a former Assistant Federal Public Defense for the Northern District of Texas. He has more than 11 years of criminal trial and appellate experience. In addition to being admitted to practice in the Eastern District, Mr. Cofer is admitted to practice in:

  • The United States Supreme Court;
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit;
  • The Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas;
  • The Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas; and
  • The Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Why You Need a Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

Federal crimes and state crimes are tried in different courts by different prosecutors. Federal prosecutors tend to have fewer cases than state prosecutors, who are often overburdened. This means the level of attention to your case is heightened when you are being charged with a federal crime. To defend against serious federal crimes in the Eastern District of Texas you should hire the best federal defense attorney that practices in the Eastern District.

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District

The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas is Stephen J. Cox. He is the 39th United States Attorney for this district. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and J.D. degree from the University of Houston Law Center. He is admitted to practice in Texas and District of Columbia. As the U.S. Attorney, Cox is charged with supervising the prosecution of all federal crimes and the litigation of all civil matters in which the United States has an interest.

Divisions of the Eastern District

The Eastern District of Texas is divided into six divisions:

  • Beaumont;
  • Lufkin;
  • Marshall;
  • Sherman;
  • Texarkana; and
  • Tyler.

Beaumont Division

Beaumont Division Counties:

Newton; and

Beaumont Division Judges:

Senior Judge: Thad Heartfield
Senior Judge: Ron Clark
District Judge: Marcia A. Crone
District Judge: Michael J. Truncale
Magistrate Judge: Keith F. Giblin
Magistrate Judge: Zack Hawthorn

Beaumont Division Courthouse:

Mailing Address:
Jack Brooks Federal Building and United States Courthouse
300 Willow Street Suite 104
Beaumont, Texas 77701
Office Hours: M-F
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Telephone Number: (409) 654-7000
Fax: (409) 654-7081

Beaumont Division U.S. Attorney’s Office

350 Magnolia Avenue, Suite 150
Beaumont, TX 77701-2237
Phone: (409) 839-2538
Fax: (409) 839-2550

Lufkin Division

Lufkin Division Counties:

San Augustine;
Trinity; and

Lufkin Division Judges:

Lufkin Division Courthouse:

Mailing Address:
Ward R. Burke United States Courthouse
104 North Third Street
Lufkin, Texas 75901
Office Hours: M – F
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Telephone Number: (936) 632-2739
Fax: (936) 632-1210

U.S. Attorney Lufkin Office

The Republic Building
415 S. 1st Street
Lufkin, TX 75901
Phone: (409) 839-2538
Fax: (936) 639-4033

Marshall Division

Marshall Division Counties

Morris; and
Upshur County

Marshall Division Judges

Chief District Judge: Rodney Gilstrap
Magistrate Judge: Roy Payne

Marshall Division Courthouse

Sam B. Hall Jr. Federal Building and United States Courthouse
100 East Houston Street Room 125
Marshall, Texas 75670
P: (903) 935-2912
F: (903) 938-2651
CM/ECF Help Desk: (903) 935-2912
Office Hours: M-F 8-5

Sherman Division

Sherman Division Counties

Hopkins; and
Lamar County

Sherman Division Judges

District Judge: Amos L. Mazzant, III [Paul Brown Location]
Senior Judge: Richard Schell [U.S. Courthouse Location]
District Judge: Sean D. Jordan [U.S. Courthouse Location]
Magistrate Judge: Kimberly Priest Johnson [U.S. Courthouse Location]
Magistrate Judge: Christine A. Nowak [Annex Location]

Sherman Division Courthouses

Paul Brown United States Courthouse
101 East Pecan Street Room 216
Sherman, Texas 75090
P: 903-892-2921
F: 903-892-6801
Office Hours: M-F 8-5

United State Courthouse
7940 Preston Road Room 101
Plano, Texas 75024
P: 214-872-4811
F: 214-872-4811
Office Hours: M-F 8-5

United States Courthouse Annex
200 North Travis Street, Mezzanine Level
Sherman, Texas 75090
No clerk’s office at this location

U.S. Attorney Sherman Office

Sherman Location
600 East Taylor Street, Suite 2000
Sherman, Texas 75090
Phone: 903-868-9454
Fax: 903-892-2792
Contact: Maureen Smith

Plano Location
101 E. Park Blvd., Suite 500
Plano, Texas75074
Phone: 972-509-1201
Fax: 972-509-1209
Contact: Jay Combs

Texarkana Division

Texarkana Division Counties

Red River; and
Titus County

Texarkana Division Judges

District Judge: Robert W. Schroeder III
Caroline M. Craven

Texarkana Division Courthouse

United States Courthouse and Post Office
500 North State Line Avenue
Texarkana, Texas 75501
P: (903) 794-8561
F: (903) 794-5670
Office Hours: M-F 8-5

U.S. Attorney Texarkana Office

500 N. Stateline Ave., Suite 402
Texarkana, Texas 75501
Phone: 903-794-9481
Fax: 903-792-5164

Tyler Division

Tyler Division Counties

Van Zandt; and
Wood County

Tyler Division Judges

District Judge: Jeremy D. Kernodle
District Judge: J. Campbell Barker
Magistrate Judge: John D. Love
Magistrate Judge: K. Nicole Mitchell

Tyler Division Courthouse

William M. Steger Federal Building and United States Courthouse
211 West Ferguson Street Room 106
Tyler, Texas75702
P: 903-590-1000
F: 903-590-1015
Office Hours: M-F 8-5

U.S. Attorney Tyler Office

110 North College, Suite 700
Tyler, Texas 75702
P: 903-590-1436
F: 903-590-1436

Hire Cody Cofer Federal Defense Attorney in the Eastern District of Texas

Hire a knowledgeable and experienced federal defense attorney like Cody Cofer in Fort Worth Texas to fight on your behalf against alleged federal crimes. With years of experience and practice in the Federal Court system all the way up to the Supreme Court, Cody Cofer will fight to reach a dismissal of your case. To hire Cofer Luster Law Firm, P.C. as your Federal Defense Lawyer in the Easter District of Texas, call us at (682) 777-3336.

Definitions from the article:

  1. What is a Department of Justice Target Letter: A target letter is the means by which the federal government informs individuals that they are targets for criminal prosecution. In the simplest terms, it means the federal prosecutor believes the recipient has committed a crime.

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