David B. Coffin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in Southlake, TX

Law Offices of David Coffin PLLC
 | 300 Miron Drive, Southlake, TX 76092
Phone: 817-756-1792
Fax: 817-796-1498
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Consumer (40%),
  • Tax: Business (50%),
  • Bankruptcy: Business (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney David B. Coffin is the founder and principal of David Coffin PLLC in Southlake, Texas. A top-ranked and award-winning trial lawyer with more than 28 years of experience, Mr. Coffin provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout Tarrant and Dallas counties and across North Texas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    • Tax litigation and controversies
    • IRS payment options
    • Taxes and bankruptcy analyses
    • Payroll tax issues
    • Individual income tax

    Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Coffin has assisted numerous businesses and individuals with their complex and pressing tax-related issues, and he has achieved a long record of securing successful outcomes for his clients efficiently and cost-effectively. Prior to entering private practice, he worked for more than 11 years with the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and he has extensive experience handling tax shelter cases, federal tax liens, fraudulent conveyances, Trust Fund Recovery Penalty assessments and other matters.

    Honored for his outstanding professionalism and superior client service, Mr. Coffin has earned a Lawyers of Distinction designation along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. In addition, U.S. News & World Report voted his practice among the Best Law Firms for tax law in his region, and he has received awards for Special Act or Service and an Award for Outstanding Advocacy from the U.S. Department of Justice's Tax Division. 

    Moreover, Mr. Coffin has received Superb, 10 out of 10 client ratings on Avvo as well as many testimonials and referrals from those he has served. After graduating with distinction from Oklahoma University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting, he obtained his Juris Doctor with distinction from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1992. He is admitted to practice in Oklahoma and Texas as well as before all U.S. District Courts in Texas.

    Mr. Coffin is an active member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association and the Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association as well as the American Association of Attorneys-Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has also published articles and conducted many lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics related to his practice areas.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Tax: Consumer
    • 50%Tax: Business
    • 10%Bankruptcy: Business
    Focus Areas

    Tax Law, Bankruptcy Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

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    About David Coffin

    Admitted: 1999, Texas

    Professional Webpage: https://www.davidcoffinlaw.com/attorney/david-b-coffin/


    • US DOJ Tax Division Awards for Special Act or Service
    • US DOJ Tax Division Award for Outstanding Attorney

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association
    • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
    • American Association of Attorneys-Certified Public Accountants
    • Dallas Bar Association
    • Oklahoma Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2010
    • Oklahoma, 1992
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2010
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2010
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2010
    • Texas, 1999

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Discharging Federal Taxes in Bankruptcy, DFW Area Trustees Conference, 2011 to 2012
    • Discharging Federal Taxes in Bankruptcy, University of Texas Law School, 2011, 2013


    • In re Chabrand, 301 B.R. 468 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2003), 2003
    • United States v. Evans, 513 F. Supp. 2d 825 (W.D. Tex. 2007), 2007, USDC
    • Pircher v. United States, 2008 WL 5245409 (W.D. Tex. 2008), 2008
    • United States v. Burnett, 2010 WL 3941906 (S.D. Tex. 2010), 2010
    • Parr v. United States, 203 F. Supp. 2d 726 (S.D. Tex. 2002), 2002
    • Enbridge Energy Co. v. United States, 553 F.Supp.2d 716 (S.D. Tex. 2008), 2008, USDC
    • TransCapital Leasing Associates 1990-II L.P. v. United States, 97 A.F.T.R.2d 2006-1916 (W. D. Texas March 31, 2006), 2006, USDC

    Educational Background:

    • Oklahoma University, Norman, Oklahoma, B.B.A., Honors: With Distinction, Major: Accounting 
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    Office Location for David B. Coffin

    300 Miron Drive
    Southlake, TX 76092

    Phone: 817-756-1792

    Fax: 817-796-1498

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