Gary W. Coker, Principal

                        Gary W. Coker

Beaumont Office

Gary W. Coker, a principal with the firm, is a native of Jasper, Texas. He graduated with highest honors from Lamar University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance. Gary then attended the University of Texas School of Law receiving a Juris Doctorate Degree with honors in 1986. While at the University of Texas, Gary was elected Vice Magister of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity and was elected to membership in the Order of the Coif. Since graduating from law school, Gary has practiced with large and small firms and as a solo practitioner, primarily in the areas of business transactions, creditors’ rights, estate planning and probate and commercial litigation. Gary is licensed to practice in all Texas state courts and the United States District Court for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of Texas, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Jefferson County Bar Association, Texas Association of Bank Council, and is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. He is a graduate of Leadership Beaumont and is an active member of Westgate Memorial Baptist Church in Beaumont. Gary is also a certified mediator.

Gary practices in the areas of business organizations and transactions, construction law, creditors rights / bankruptcy, estate planning and probate, financial institutions, health law, and real estate.

Professional Background

  • Joined Germer as a principal in 2006

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas - 1986
  • Admitted to practice before the following courts:
    • All Texas state courts
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of Texas

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Mediator


  • University of Texas
    • Juris Doctor - with honors - 1986
    • Phi Delta Phi, Vice Magister
    • Order of the Coif
  • Lamar University
    • Bachelor of Business Administration - with highest honors - 1983

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

Civic Involvement

  • Leadership Beaumont graduate
  • Active member of Westgate Memorial Baptist Church in Beaumont

Contact Information

Email Address:
Beaumont Office