The State Bar of Texas, the Texas Access to Justice Commission, the American Bar Association, and others proudly support the National Pro Bono Celebration (Oct. 19-25). Pro bono week is an opportunity to educate the public about the good work the legal community is doing to improve the lives of vulnerable Texans and to encourage more people in the legal community to get involved. Today, we feature Jeremy Coe for his invaluable work in East Texas.

Jeremy Coe, the founder of the Coe Law Firm, has volunteered with both the Smith County Bar Foundation and Lone Star Legal Aid for several years. There is always a shortage of attorneys to handle contested divorce cases, especially those that have domestic violence components, in East Texas counties.


Coe stepped up to the plate to meet this need. He not only handles complex divorce cases, he also takes a pro bono case at a moment’s notice and regularly has more than one pro bono case on his docket. His dedication to pro bono is an integral part of his law practice; his firm has 100 percent pro bono participation.

Coe received the 2013 Smith County Volunteer Attorney of the Year award for his extensive work with litigating domestic violence cases. He is fluent in Spanish, which makes him invaluable as a pro bono attorney for clients with limited English proficiency.

Coe is a fourth-generation East Texan who studied law at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He is a member and former president of the Rusk County Bar Association.