About Judge Coffey

About Judge Coffey

I was born and raised in Baytown. My wife, Jenice, and I have been 

married since 1978, and we have one son, Stephen.  I am a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School and Lee College, and I am proud to have been named to the Lee College Hall of Fame when I received my degree from Lee College. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of 

Houston, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and I have a Doctorate of 

Jurisprudence from the University of Houston School of Law.  I have 

practiced law in Baytown since 1993 and was named Baytown’s Favorite Attorney twice, 2009 and 2010.


Prior to my career as a lawyer, I worked for Congressman Gene Green 

who was a State Senator at the time.  I managed Gene's campaign for 

Congress in 1992 when he was successful over his numerous opponents. 


Prior to my time on Gene's staff, I worked for Exxon for ten years in the

Baytown refinery where both my dad and my grandfather retired. Before I 

went to work for Exxon, I held numerous jobs including working for the 

United States Post Office as a letter carrier for four years starting at the 

age of seventeen.


I have served on committees for the city, school district and several 

boards of service and charity organizations in our town.  I am a past president and current member of the Baytown Lions Club and received the Melvin Jones Award.  I am also a member of the Baytown Rotary Club and am a Paul Harris Fellow.  I serve the Goose Creek ISD on the Citizens Bond Advisory Committee for the current bond package as well as the three previous bond projects.  In addition, I serve on the Barrett Station Civic League Advisory Board.


My service to Lee College started April 7, 1984 when I was first elected at

the age of thirty-one. I served thirty-one years, making me the longest-serving Regent in Lee College history.  I served as Chairman of the Board four times.  Lee College honored me with a lifetime membership to the Association of Community College Trustees and in 2010 gave me the Distinguished alumnus Award.