Federal Attorney Western District of Texas

Western 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 Western 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.

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Federal Defense Attorney

Cody L. Cofer is a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney for cases in the Western 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 criminal defense law in the Western District, Mr. Cofer is admitted to practice in:

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 Western District of Texas you should hire the best federal defense attorney that practices in the Western District.

U.S. Attorney for the Western District

The United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas is Greg N. Sofer. He is the 23rd United States Attorney for this district. He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and J.D. degree from New York University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Texas and District of Columbia. As the U.S. Attorney, Sofer 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.

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Divisions of the Western District

The Western District of Texas is divided into seven divisions:

  • Alpine;
  • Austin;
  • Del Rio;
  • El Paso;
  • Midland;
  • Pecos;
  • San Antonio;
  • Waco.

Alpine Division

Alpine Division Counties:

Brewster;
Culberson;
Hudspeth;
Jeff Davis;
Loving;
Pecos;
Presidio;
Reeves;
Ward;
Winkler.

Alpine Division Judges:

Brandi Young, City Chief

Telephone Number: 432-837-7332

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

Mailing Address:
U.S. Attorney’s Office
2500 N. Highway 118, Suite 200
Alpine Texas, 79830


El Paso Division

El Paso Division Counties:

El Paso.

El Paso Division Judges:

Jose Luis Gonzalez, City Chief

General Crimes Section
Laura Franco-Gregory: Chief of White Collar
Greg McDonald: Chief of Immigration
Ian Martinez Hanna: Chief of Major Crimes

Narcotics Section
Steven Spitzer-Chief of OCDETF
Jose Luis Acosta-Chief of Drugs

Telephone Number: (915) 534-6884

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

Mailing Address:
United States Attorney’s Office
700 E. San Antonio,
Suite 200
El Paso, Texas 79901


San Antonio Division

San Antonio Division Counties:

Atascosa;
Bandera;
Bexar;
Comal;
Dimmit;
Frio;
Guadalupe;
Gonzales;
Karnes;
Kendall;
Kerr;
Medina;
Real;
Wilson.

San Antonio Division Judges:

Gregg N. Sofer, U.S. Attorney
Ashley Hoff, First Assistant U.S. Attorney (Austin)
Kristy Callahan, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney
Christina Playton, Criminal Division Chief
Mary Kruger, Civil Division Chief
John Gibson, San Antonio City Chief
Gretchen Randall, Administrative Officer
Lora Makowski, Legal Support Division Chief
Daryl Fields, Public Affairs Officer

Telephone Number: (210) 384-7100

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

Mailing Address:
United States Attorney’s Office
601 NW Loop 410,
Suite 600
San Antonio, Texas 78216


Austin Division

Austin Division Counties:

Bastrop;
Blanco;
Burnet;
Burleson;
Caldwell;
Gillespie;
Hays;
Kimble;
Lampasas;
Lee;
Llano;
Mason;
McCulloch;
San Saba;
Travis;
Washington;
Williamson.

Austin Division Judges:

Ashley Hoff, First Assistant U.S. Attorney
Dan Guess, City Chief
Grant Sparks, Deputy City Chief

Telephone Number: (512) 916-5858

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

Mailing Address:
United States Attorney’s Office
903 San Jacinto Blvd.,
Suite 334
Austin, Texas 78701


Midland Division

Midland Division Counties:

Andrews;
Crane;
Ector;
Martin;
Midland;
Upton.

Brandi Young, City Chief

Telephone Number: (432) 686-4110

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

Mailing Address:
United States Attorney’s Office
400 West Illinois Street, Suite 1200
Midland, Texas 79701


Waco Division

Waco Division Counties:

Bell;
Bosque;
Coryell;
Falls;
Freestone;
Hamilton;
Hill;
Leon;
Limestone;
McLennan;
Milam;
Robertson;
Somervell.

Mark Frazier, City Chief

Telephone Number: (254) 750-1580

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

Mailing Address:
United States Attorney’s Office
800 Franklin Avenue
Suite 280
Waco, Texas 76701


Del Rio Division

Del Rio Division Counties:

Edwards;
Kinney;
Maverick;
Terrel;
Uvalde;
Val Verde;
Zavala.

Del Rio Division Judges:

Jody Gilzene, City Chief
James Ward, Deputy City Chief

Telephone Number: (830) 703-2025

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

Mailing Address:
United States Attorney’s Office
111 East Broadway,
Room A306
Del Rio, Texas 78840


Unstaffed Pecos Division

Pecos Division Counties:

Pecos;
Reeves;
Loving;
Winkler;
Ward.

Unstaffed. Contact Alpine District.

Telephone Number: (432) 445-4343

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

Mailing Address:
United States Attorney’s Office
U.S. Courthouse
410 S. Cedar, Room 255
Pecos, Texas 79772


Hire Cody Cofer Federal Defense Attorney in the Western 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 Western 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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