Federal Attorney Northern District of Texas

Northern 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 Northern 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 Attorney Northern District of Texas

Federal Defense Attorney

Cody L. Cofer is a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney for cases in the Northern 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 Northern 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 Eastern 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 Northern District of Texas you should hire the best federal defense attorney that practices in the Northern District.

U.S. Attorney for the Northern District

The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas is Erin Nealy Cox. She is the 35th United States Attorney for this district. She received her undergraduate degree from University of Texas at Austin and J.D. degree from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. She 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.

, Federal Attorney Northern District of Texas

Divisions of the Northern District

The Northern District of Texas is divided into seven divisions:

  • Abilene;
  • Amarillo;
  • Dallas;
  • Ft. Worth;
  • Lubbock;
  • San Angelo;
  • Wichita Falls.

Abilene Division

Abilene Division Counties:

Callahan;
Eastland;
Fisher;
Haskell;
Howard;
Jones;
Mitchell;
Nolan;
Shackleford;
Stephens;
Stonewall;
Taylor; and
Throckmorton County.

Abilene Division Judges:

Magistrate Judge: John R. Parker

Telephone Number: 325-677-6311
CM/ECF Help Desk: 325-677-6311
Jury Assistance: 325-677-6311 or 800-488-0903
* To request a paper juror qualification questionnaire, call 844-707-3817.
You must have your juror participant identification number.

Office Hours: M-F
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address:
United States District Court
341 Pine Street, Room 2008
Abilene, TX 79601


Fort Worth Division

Fort Worth Division Counties:

Comanche;
Erath;
Hood;
Jack;
Palo Pinto;
Parker;
Tarrant; and
Wise County.

Fort Worth Division Judges:

District Judge: Reed C. O’Connor
District Judge: Mark T. Pittman
Senior Judge: John H. McBryde
Senior Judge: Terry R. Means
Magistrate Judge: Jeffrey L. Cureton

Fort Worth Division Courthouse:

Telephone Number: 817-850-6600
CM/ECF Help Desk: 800-240-7240 or 817-850-6733
Jury Assistance: 817-850-6620 or 800-488-0903
* To request a paper juror qualification questionnaire, call 844-707-3817.
You must have your juror participant identification number.

Office Hours: M – F
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address:
United States District Court
501 West 10th Street, Room 310
Fort Worth, TX 76102-3673


Amarillo Division

Amarillo Division Counties

Armstrong;
Brisco;
Carson;
Castro;
Childress;
Collingsworth;
Dallam;
Deaf Smith;
Donley;
Gray;
Hall;
Hansford;
Hartley;
Hemphill;
Hutchinson;
Lipscomb;
Moore;
Ochiltree;
Oldham;
Parmer;
Potter;
Randall;
Roberts;
Sherman;
Swisher; and
Wheeler County.

Amarillo Division Judges

District Judge: Matthew J. Kacsmaryk
Magistrate Judge: Lee Ann Reno

Telephone Number: 806-468-3800
CM/ECF Help Desk: 800-596-9414
Jury Assistance: 806-468-3817 or 800-488-0903
* To request a paper juror qualification questionnaire, call 844-707-3817.
You must have your juror participant identification number.

Office Hours: M – F
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address:
United States District Court
205 SE 5th Avenue, Room 133
Amarillo, TX 79101-1559


Lubbock Division

Lubbock Division Counties

Bailey;
Borden;
Cochran;
Crosby;
Dawson;
Dickens;
Floyed;
Gaines;
Garza;
Hale;
Hockley;
Kent;
Lamb;
Lubbock;
Lynn;
Motley;
Scurry;
Terry; and
Yoakum County.

Lubbock Division Judges

District Judge: James Wesley Hendrix
Senior Judge: Sam R. Cummings
Magistrate Judge: D. Gordon Bryant, Jr.

Lubbock Division Courthouses

Telephone Number: 806-472-1900
CM/ECF Help Desk: 806-472-1905
Jury Assistance: 806-472-1900 or 800-488-0903
* To request a paper juror qualification questionnaire, call 844-707-3817.
You must have your juror participant identification number.

Office Hours: M – F
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address:
United States District Court
1205 Texas Avenue, Room 209
Lubbock, TX 79401-4091


Dallas Division

Dallas Division Counties

Dallas;
Ellis;
Hunt;
Johnson;
Kaufman;
Navarro; and
Rockwell County.

Dallas Division Judges

DISTRICT JUDGES MAGISTRATE JUDGES
Chief Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn
Judge Sam A. Lindsay
Judge David C. Godbey
Judge Ed Kinkeade
Judge Jane J. Boyle
Judge Karen Gren Scholer
Judge Brantley Starr
Judge Ada Brown
Senior Judge A. Joe Fish
Senior Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater

MAGISTRATE JUDGES
Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez
Judge Renee Harris Toliver
Judge David Horan
Judge Rebecca Rutherford

Telephone Number: 214-753-2200
CM/ECF Help Desk: 214-753-2633 or 866-243-2866
Jury Assistance: 214-753-2280 or 800-488-0903
* To request a paper juror qualification questionnaire, call 844-707-3817.
You must have your juror participant identification number.

Office Hours: M – F
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address:
United States District Court
1100 Commerce Street, Room 1452
Dallas, TX 75242


San Angelo Division

San Angelo Division Counties

Brown;
Coke;
Coleman;
Concho;
Crockett;
Glasscock;
Irion;
Menard;
Mills;
Reagan;
Runnels;
Schleicher;
Sterling;
Sutton; and
Tom Green County.

San Angelo Division Judges

Judges vary.

San Angelo Division Courthouse

Telephone Number: 325-655-4506
CM/ECF Help Desk: 806-472-1905
Jury Assistance: 325-655-4506 or 800-488-0903
* To request a paper juror qualification questionnaire, call 844-707-3817.
You must have your juror participant identification number.

Office Hours: M – F
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address:
United States District Court
33 E. Twohig Avenue, Room 202
San Angelo, TX 76903-6451


Wichita Falls Division

Wichita Falls Division Counties

Archer;
Baylor;
Clay;
Cottle;
Foard;
Hardeman;
King;Knox;
Montague;
Wichita;
Wilbarger; and
Young County.

Wichita Falls Division Judges

Magistrate Judge: Hal R. Ray, Jr.

Wichita Falls Division Courthouse

Telephone Number: 940-767-1902
CM/ECF Help Desk: 800-240-7240
Jury Assistance: 940-285-6985 or 800-488-0903
* To request a paper juror qualification questionnaire, call 844-707-3817.
You must have your juror participant identification number.

Office Hours: M – F
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m

Mailing Address:
United States District Court
1000 Lamar Street, Room 203
Wichita Falls, TX 76301


Hire Cody Cofer Federal Defense Attorney in the Northern 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 Northern 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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