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Along with Jackie, Coker, Robb & Cannon, Family Lawyers's Shareholders have received similar commendation for professional achievement.
Duane L. Coker is a Board Certified Family Law Attorney, a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, the Collaborative Professionals of Denton County, Certified Ad Litem of the State Bar of Texas, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. He is also Past Chair of the Denton County Family Law Section and a past President of the Denton County Bar Association. In addition to being selected as a Super Lawyer each year from 2011-2014, he is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
Kelly K. E Robb is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is Board Certified in Family Law. She is co-chair and past secretary/treasurer of the Denton County Bar Family Law Section. She is also a certified Ad Litem by the State Bar of Texas, and is appointed by the Courts as an Ad Litem in Guardianship, Family, and CPS cases. She was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2013.