Our Commitment To Our Clients

“The Cope Firm will follow the law and highest professional ethics while honoring an overriding commitment to treat our clients as each of us would want to be treated; with dignity, respect, and compassion. We realize that property disputes, especially those involving ones home, are intensely unsettling, so we will zealously advocate for and be sensitive to our client’s peace of mind. We also understand that the child welfare system is an emotionally draining and confusing experience. Our goal is to help children and parents succeed in the system itself, to help our clients develop a roadmap for the life they want moving forward, and to facilitate long- term safety and stability for all.”



John Cope has concentrated his 25-year practice in real estate title litigation after beginning his legal career as a seven-year felony prosecutor in Tarrant County where Cope gained extensive trial experience that includes 50 jury trials of charges such as drug possession and delivery,  sexual assault, child abuse, and non-death penalty capital murder. After leaving prosecution, Cope spent several years with a civil litigation firm focusing on real estate title defense and related litigation. Cope founded his own law firm in 2012. He is often retained by highly respected title insurers to represent homeowners and lenders, and frequently represents settlement agents in disputes arising from real estate transactions.

Cope and his wife of over 35 years are foster parents for newborns, which has fueled his intense desire to fight the epidemic of addiction and to restore healthy families. The expansion of Cope’s practice into highly committed representation of children and parents in the child welfare system dovetails with his work as a foster parent, and the frequent role of addiction in families served has brought Cope full circle with his former work as a prosecutor with the Tarrant County Narcotics Intelligence and Coordination Unit.  The goal of Cope’s child welfare practice is to not only protect those children, but also to meaningfully assist those who are willing to fight for their families and freedom from addiction.

Cope is a 1992 graduate of The University of Texas School of Law where he received a Dean’s Achievement Award in Insurance Law. In addition to his broad experience as an attorney, Cope is a former senior real estate lending officer who managed mortgage originations and specialized in residential interim construction.


Angie Canady graduated cum laude from the University of San Diego in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and minor in economics. In 2014, she attended the University of San Diego’s Paralegal Certificate Program, graduating with honors.

She began her career as a paralegal shortly thereafter. Angie moved to Fort Worth, Texas with her husband in October of 2018 and began working at the Cope Law Firm after four years at a civil litigation firm in Solana Beach, California.

Angie has experience working on an assortment of cases including real estate, mass tort, contract, intellectual property, and personal injury.

Cope Is Active In His Church And Community, Including:

  • Licensed Foster Parent

  • Texas Bar Association – Current

  • Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Section

  • Tarrant County Bar Association – Current

  • Texas Residential Construction Commission Arbitration Task Force

  • Birdville Independent School District 2018, 2014, 2012, and 2006 Bond Study Committees

  • Birdville Independent School District 2007 Facility Design Committee

  • Birdville Independent School District 2006 Bond Study Committee Sub-Committee Chairman

  • Artisan Theatre Center Board of Directors – Vice President, Finance 2004 – 2006

  • Birdville Independent School District Health Education Advisory Council 2004 – 2005

  • Instructor, D.E.A. Drug Diversion Investigation Seminar 1996

  • Instructor, Texas D.P.S. Specialized Diversion Investigator’s School 1996

  • Drug Abuse Resistance Education Guest Speaker 1994-2001

  • Adopt-A-School Company Chairman for North Fort Worth Bank 1988-1989

  • Outstanding Adoption, Fort Worth Independent School District 1989

  • Instructor, National Symposium on Partnership in Education 1989

  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Fort Worth, Inc. Director 1988-1990

  • Texas Safe Deposit Association Instructor, Annual Education Conference 1991

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