Ann E. Coover


At Coover and Coover, we work hard in our family law services to achieve the best outcome for you, your finances, and your children.  For 45 years, our firm has litigated and mediated challenging and complex matrimonial and child custody matters with the experience, knowledge and focus to address your needs and help reclaim your future.


About me

Ann is recognized as one of Texas' top family law attorneys.  She offers clients unparalleled experience gained over the course of her 44-year career.

Ann has been named to The Best Lawyers in America in Family Law listing each year since 1996 and Texas Super Lawyers since 2003.

Ann is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, demonstrating her ongoing commitment to excellence in both of these areas of law.  Board Certification in Family Law requires recommendation from judges and attorneys and continuing education. It also requires expertise in issues including marriage, adoption, divorce, custody, support and ownership of property acquired before and during marriage.

Trained in mediation services including the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation, Ann encourages out of court settlements.

Ann's goal is for her clients to achieve transition from marriage to divorce in the most efficient way available.

Practice Areas

Family Law

Marital Property Issues in Probate Disputes


Certified Legal Specialties

Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1980

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1976

U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1978

U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1978

U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1978

U.S. Supreme Court, 1979


University of Wisconsin, Madison WI, 1971

     Honors: With Honors

     Major: English

The University of Houston Law School, 1975

     Magna cum laude

Honors and Awards

Best Lawyers in American, Family Law, 1996-2018

Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters Legal Division 2003-2018 (Top 100 Houston 2012)

Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists

Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow

Corpus Christi Bar Association, Member (former President 2014)

Supreme Court of Texas, Member