J. Greg Coontz grew up in Burleson, Texas and attended Burleson High School. After receiving an accounting degree from Texas Wesleyan University and a law degree from Baylor University, he began his law career at the firm of Godfrey & Decker in Ft. Worth, Texas. He then transitioned, with the litigators of that firm, to the firm of Bourland & Kirkman. In July of 1990, he opened a law practice with John Neill in Burleson. This continued until John was appointed Judge of the 18th District Court in Cleburne, Texas, by then-Governor Bush.
Greg became Board Certified in both Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law and currently maintains both certifications. He has handled numerous million and multi-million dollar personal injury cases ranging from drunken driving accidents to industrial and construction accidents. He has served as local counsel on numerous occasions for Plaintiff firms and Defense firms.
Greg is a member of the Tarrant and Johnson County Bar Associations, and has served four terms on Section 7 of the Texas State Grievance Committee. He is actively involved in many diabetes fundraising efforts
Every year he is involved with a substantial amount of pro bono work. He has been married to Donna since 1989 and they have two children.