The CokerLegal Support Team

With nearly 20 years of experience devoted to the practice of family law, CokerLegal has an established reputation for going above and beyond for our clients. This would not be possible without the help of our support team. The members of our support team are true professionals in every sense of the word. They share our commitment to providing client-focused services that are of the highest quality; allowing us to meet the needs of our clients in a timely and effective manner. Each one is instrumental in helping treat each of our family law clients, whether their case is located in Denton or Collin County, with the exceptional level of customer service they deserve. Learn more about our support team below.

For more information about our support team, call our offices today at 888-570-7899.
We serve clients all across Collin County and Denton counties, including Frisco, TX.

Our support team includes:

  • Ria Sherman
  • Georgya Rankin
  • Louellen S. Coker
  • Melissa Gora
  • Veronica Gora

Ria Sherman

Client Services Manager

Educational Background

  • Associates Degree, Tresham College, United Kingdom

Legal Experience

  • Ria began her legal career as a legal assistant for a subrogation attorney in Sacramento, California. She joined CokerLegal as the sole legal assistant in 2000. Over the years she has grown with the firm and currently serves as our Client Services Manager focusing on making sure our clients’ experience throughout CokerLegal’s representation of them in their family law matter is professional, dependable, caring, intelligent, and focused. Ria works closely with our clients in both our Denton County and Collin County offices.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Denton County Paralegal Association
  • Past President, Denton County Paralegal Association
  • Member, Association of Legal Administrators

Additional Information

  • Ria lives in Denton and thoroughly enjoys the local music and restaurant scene, often with her daughter who is a student at the University of North Texas. She has been adopted by two loving Saint Bernards. She is an adventurous cook who is willing to taste or try her hand at anything. Ria enjoys unwinding (and supporting a great cause) by playing on FreeRice.com.

Georgya Rankin

Accounts Manager

Educational Background

  • Accounting and Secretarial Science, Barton County Community College

Legal Experience

  • Georgya began her legal career 17 years ago as a clerk for the Probate Court. She joined CokerLegal in 2002 as a Legal Assistant. Georgya works primarily in our Denton office.

Professional Affiliations

  • Denton County Paralegal Association

Additional Information

  • Georgya migrated from a small Kansas town to Denton County 19 years ago. She’s the proud mother of two grown children and grandmother to three. She devotes her weekends to her grandchildren, camping with her family and motorcycling with her husband of 30 years.

Louellen S. Coker

Marketing Director

Educational Background

  • Master of Arts in Technical Communication, University of North Texas
  • Secondary English Teacher Certification, Texas Woman’s University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in English, Baylor University

Legal Experience

  • Louellen has spent much of her career helping law firms and legal associations effectively communicate within their organizations and with their communities through print, design, and the web. She has written and spoken at many legal professional meetings and conferences about effective communication. She has been a part of the CokerLegal team since the firm’s inception, becoming our Marketing Director in 2014.

Professional Affiliations

  • Associate Fellow, Society for Technical Communication
  • Past President of the Lone Star Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication
  • Past President of the Women Business Owners of Denton County

Additional Information

  • While Louellen’s professional passion is in the marketing realm, spending time with her high school sweetheart and husband of 25 years, Duane L. Coker, brings her the most joy. She is an avid world traveler and enjoys participating in endurance events such as triathlon, bicycling and marathons. She has successfully completed 6 marathons, more than 30 half marathons, two half Ironman triathlons and is currently training for her first Ironman triathlon.

Melissa Gora

Legal Secretary

Educational Background

  • Intercultural Communications and Child Development, Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Legal Experience

  • Melissa has been an administrative assistant for several years and joined the CokerLegal family in early 2015. She assists our team of paralegals and attorneys; you’ll find her most often in our Frisco office.

Additional Information

  • Melissa and her husband will be celebrating her 25th wedding anniversary this year with their five children and three grandchildren. Though not a Texas native, she and her family knew Texas is their home and couldn’t be more happy to live in North Texas.

Veronica Gora

Legal Secretary

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