I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1972 and then attended S. M. U. law school, with an emphasis in business law and federal taxation. I have been engaged in the private practice of law in Fort Worth since 1976. The first years of my practice at Jacobs & Taylor were primarily devoted to litigation, with some corporate and estate planning work. I left the partnership of Jacobs, Taylor and Cocanower in 1979 and started my own practice. My client base was primarily corporate, real estate, wills and probate, while I continued to do state court litigation. Jim Robbins, joined me in 1980 and we formed Cocanower and Robbins P.L.L.C. shortly thereafter. In 2006 I return to solo practice. I managed the operations of my and the Cocanower & Robbins law office and my fee attorney closing offices for Providence Title, Southwest Land Title, North American Title and American Title. I understand the needs of a business person and appreciate the time and effort involved in owning and managing businesses of any size.
I have also formed partnerships for my own account to develop a shopping center and acquire and manage commercial and residential real estate.
My thirty years of experience both in and out of the legal arena helps my clients avoid liabilities, protect their assets for themselves and their families, and resolve their partner and other business disputes. I always strive to complete my client’s desires in a cost effective and expeditious manner.
I attend more than twice the required continuing education courses each year and am a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, the Real Estate Section of the Tarrant County Bar Association and the Tarrant County Probate Bar Association.