Hugh Emerson Coleman

Hugh Emerson Coleman

Coleman Law Firm P.C.
  • Employment Law, Business Law, Consumer Law ...
  • Texas
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Summary

Hugh’s experience as an attorney is well rounded. He has civil and criminal trial experience as the result of his career as a city attorney, a municipal prosecutor, an assistant county attorney, and an assistant district attorney where his duties included engaging in all types of litigation ranging from civil rights and employment lawsuits to tort and negligence claims.

In private practice, Hugh has represented individuals and businesses in claims involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, Age and Sex discrimination, Worker's Compensation Retaliation Cases, Unemployment Disputes and other employment law matters. In regards to small businesses, Hugh has experience drafting and implementing human resources policies and standard operating procedures as well as drafting and negotiating employment agreements, severance agreements, non-compete agreements, corporate formations, real estate transactions, and buy-sell agreements.

Hugh Coleman is an active member of the legal community as well. He is a Past President of the Denton County Bar Association and is a past President of the Denton County Young Lawyers Association. He was also instrumental in the creation of the highly acclaimed Denton County Alternative Dispute Resolution Program (DCAP), which provides pro bono and low-cost mediation services to residents of Denton County.

Hugh is passionate about public service and served as the Denton County Commissioner for Precinct #1 from 2009 to 2020. He is also active in the Denton Community and you will frequently find him volunteering for local organizations and at local events as a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.

Education
University Of Tulsa
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Trinity University
B.A. (1990) | Philosophy - Legal Theory
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Awards
President
Denton County Bar Association
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas - Local Affiliate Committee
Board Member
- Current
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Texas State Bar  # 00792416
Member
- Current
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Denton County Bar Association
President
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TYLA
Director
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Denton County Young Lawyers Association
President
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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5th Circuit
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Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
Contact & Map
1415 N Elm Street
Denton, TX 76201
Telephone: (940) 735-4007
Fax: (940) 239-9866