Over 30 Years of High-Quality,
Cost-Effective Legal Representation

Over 30 Years of High-Quality, Cost-Effective Legal Representation

Bruce A. Coane



Miami Beach, FL





Bruce A. Coane is the proud father of 8 children and grandfather of 13 grandchildren. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors from Penn State University in 1979. He received his Juris Doctor Degree in Law from the University of Houston in 1981. He is the founder and past president of the National Employment Lawyers Association-Houston Chapter and he is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is the Past-President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association-Texas, New Mexico & Oklahoma Chapter.

Mr. Coane is licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas and has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United State Court of Appeals in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia and San Francisco, and by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Northern District of Florida and the District Court for the District of Columbia. He has been specially admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts in Miami, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Baton Rouge and Chicago. His professional activities and memberships have included the Miami Beach Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit. He is not licensed in Florida, not a member of the Florida Bar and not authorized to practice law in Florida. 

His trial experience includes jury trials in both state and federal court. He has handled all types of appeals and has also represented clients before the United States Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Texas. Many of his Employment law and Immigration cases have been published in legal reference books and discussed in legal and professional journals.

Mr. Coane is a frequent speaker at continuing education seminars for attorneys, as well as seminars and meetings for business groups, schools and community organizations. He has also appeared on various TV and radio talk shows, and he is the author of many published papers on various legal topics. Mr. Coane has eight children and he enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, and attending concerts, theater and sporting events.


Areas of Practice

  • Employment Contracts
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Employment Law
  • Immigration
  • Labor
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Covid-19 Employment Cases

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Immigration and Nationality Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1981
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1979
    • Honors: cum laude

Representative Cases

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Miami Dade Bar Association
  • Miami Beach Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association-Houston Chapter, Founder
  • National Employment Lawyers Association-Houston Chapter, Past President
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association-Texas, Past-President
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association-South Florida
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
  • Temple Emanu-El (Miami Beach), Board Member, (2016-present)
  • B'nai B'rith International Board Member (2022-Present)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association-Houston Chapter, Board Member (2017-present)
  • Dennis W. Holder Scholarship Fund (Houston Fire Department), Board Member, (2018-present)