View of the Historic Denton County Courthouse on the Square from Denton County Courthouse.

Our Approach

The Coleman Law Firm is dedicated to ensuring that we take care of our clients  and that their  legal needs are met and exceeded.     Our clients benefit from Hugh's personal investment in each matter handled by the Coleman Law Firm.


We are ready and willing to take any case to the courthouse or if you prefer, we can discuss an alternative approach to settle the matter which you have sought legal counsel.    

Practice Areas

  • State &  Federal Court Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Small Business Representation
  • Small Estate Wills & Probate

Hugh Coleman

  

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 has served as the Denton County Commissioner for Precinct #1 since 2009. 


He is also active in the Denton Community and you will frequently find him at local events as a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church and as a Boy Scout Leader.

Mandy Smithers, Paralegal & Office Manager

Ms. Mandy Smithers is the office manager and paralegal for the Coleman Law Firm.  Mandy attended Texas Woman’s University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science and attended Southeastern Paralegal Institute (now known as Kaplan College) and graduated from one of their first classes in the bourgeoning legal assistant career field.  


Mandy has been a legal assistant and paralegal for almost 30 years.  She is retired from a 24 year career with the Denton County Sheriff’s Office where she worked as the Senior Paralegal for their in-house legal department.   


Mandy has a small photography studio, MandySmithers.com, specializing in pet portraits.  Mandy volunteers her time to take her dog, Cowboy, as a Therapy Dog Team to local schools, libraries, and other places where Cowboy can show his "show dog" personality.  You will frequently find her at dog related events with one of her Norwegian Elkhound dogs.