David B. Coffin

David B. Coffin

Principal Attorney
Southlake, Texas

David B. Coffin is the sole and founding member of the DFW law firm of David Coffin PLLC. His practice is focused solely on IRS controversy and disputes for individuals and businesses throughout Texas.

Before opening his firm in November of 2010, David practiced as a Trial Attorney for more than 11 years with the Department of Justice Tax Division, where he represented the IRS in bankruptcy and federal district courts throughout Texas. His cases included several complex legal and factual corporate tax shelter cases, see, e.g., TransCapital Leasing Associates 1990-II L.P. v. United States, 97 A.F.T.R.2d 2006-1916, 2006 WL 897723 (W. D. Texas March 31, 2006), aff’d without published opinion, 246 Fed. Appx. 266, 100 A.F.T.R.2d 2007-5778 (5th Cir. August 23, 2007); and Enbridge Energy Co., Inc. v. United States, 553 F.Supp.2d 716 (S.D. Tex. 2008), aff’d without published opinion, 354 Fed. Appx. 15, 104 A.F.T.R.2d 2009-7289 (5th Cir. November 10, 2009).

David also handled a wide range of cases dealing with the enforcement of federal tax liens including claims of fraudulent conveyances, nominee holders and jeopardy levies, and cases involving the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty assessment. See, e.g., In re Wren Alexander Investments, LLC, 2011 WL 748131 (Bankr. W.D. Tex. 2011); United States v. Evans, 513 F. Supp. 2d 825 (W.D. Tex. 2007), Parr v. United States, 203 F. Supp. 2d 726, 2002 (S.D. Tex. 2002), United States v. Burnett, 2010 WL 3941906 (S.D. Tex. 2010), Pircher v. United States, 2008 WL 5245409, (W.D. Tex. 2008) and In re Chabrand, 301 B.R. 468 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2003).

David earned his BBA in accounting and his law degree from the University of Oklahoma. He is licensed to practice law and is a certified public accountant in Oklahoma and Texas. David and his wife, Sonja have 3 children and reside in Grapevine, Texas.

Areas of Practice

  • Tax Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1992
  • Texas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2010


  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 1992
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • Oklahoma University, Norman, Oklahoma
    • B.B.A. - 1987
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Accounting


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

Honors and Awards

  • US DOJ Tax Division Awards for Special Act or Service, 2007
  • US DOJ Tax Division Award for Outstanding Attorney, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • American Association of Attorneys-Certified Public Accountants
  • Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Dept. of Justice, Tax Division, Trial Attorney, 1999 - 2010
  • Klingenberg & Assoc., P.C., Associate Attorney, 1992 - 1998

Previous Names

  • Coffin, David B.


  • English