Jim Walker, Place 1

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Jim Walker, Council Member, Place 1

Phone: 469-704-8201
Elected to Council: May 2023
Term Expires: May 2026
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Jim Walker was elected to Place 1 on the Coppell City Council in May 2023. Prior to his election, Jim volunteered on a variety of City Boards and Committees for the past 20 years. Chief among these are almost seven years on the Planning & Zoning Commission, nine years on the Economic Development Committee, two years as President of the Economic Development Foundation, and one year as Vice President of the Coppell Arts Center Foundation Board.

Jim has also volunteered extensively for Coppell ISD. He has served two terms as President of the CISD Education Foundation and served as a member of the 2009 Bond Committee, the 2016 Bond Oversight Committee, and as Co-chair of the 2023 Bond Steering Committee.

Professionally, Jim has been engaged in a complex commercial litigation practice since 1985 and is currently the Managing Partner of the Dallas office for Cole Schotz P.C. Jim is Chambers rated and designated a “Texas Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters (limited to 5% of Texas lawyers) in the area of business litigation. Jim received his J.D. from the SMU Dedman School of Law and a B.A in political science, economics, and business from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.  

Jim and his wife of 40 years, Cherie, who has successfully run the Jon D. Williams Cotillion program in Coppell for the past 20 years, raised their two daughters in Coppell and have lived here since 1998. Jim and Cherie attend church at Valley Ranch Baptist Church where Jim serves as a deacon.

Cherie and I consider ourselves blessed to have raised our family in such a beautiful community surrounded by so many wonderful friends. As a member of Council, I will work hard to ensure our residents continue to enjoy the same quality of life Coppell has made possible for our family for the past 25 years.

Bio provided by Jim Walker.