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Judge Don Coffey

Judge Don Coffey was elected as presiding judge of Harris County Justice of the Peace Court (Precinct 3, Place 2) and took the bench on January 1, 2011

 



Education:
University of Houston School of Law, Juris Doctor
University of Houston, B.S., Political Science and Sociology, Magna cum Laude
Lee College, A.A., Liberal Arts
Named to the Lee College Hall of Fame


Career:
Judge Don Coffey was elected in 2010 after receiving seventy-nine percent of the votes in the run-off election to serve as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3, Place 2. He was born and raised in Baytown and has been married to his wife, Jenice, since 1978. They have one son, Stephen, who is attending Washington University School of Law.

Judge Coffey has practiced law in Baytown since 1993 and is the past president of the local bar association. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked in the Texas Senate while attending law school. Before entering law school he worked for Exxon for ten years in the Baytown refinery where both his father and grandfather retired. Fresh out of high school, he worked for the United States Post Office as a letter carrier for four years starting at the age of seventeen.

Judge Coffey serves and has served on committees for the City of Baytown, Goose Creek Independent School District and several boards of service and charity organizations in Precinct 3. He and his wife are charter members of Cedar Bayou Grace United Methodist Church where he serves as the Chairman of the Staff Parish Relations Committee. He is a past president of the Baytown Lions Club and member of the Baytown Rotary Club.

Judge Coffey has served on the Lee College Board of Regents since April 7, 1984 when he was first elected at the age of thirty-one. He is currently serving his fifth six-year term and has served as the Chairman of the Board four times.