Nancy McCoy was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Louisville and a Law Degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. She practices law in Houston and Montgomery County. Formerly an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law School, she taught Civil Trial Advocacy for over ten years. Nancy’s previous writing credits are kind of lame. For example, she wrote two chapters of a textbook on Civil Trial Advocacy published by the University of Houston called Texas Litigation Primer. Both chapters are on the subject of how to cross-examine witnesses and are interesting only to law students, if at all.

She also published a law review article on the relationship between in-house lawyers and their outside counsel which may be even more boring than the textbook. But this book is pretty funny, so read it first.

Nancy actively supports the Montgomery County Food Bank. Follow the link to see how you can help.

Book Nancy McCoy as a speaker at your next event. Nancy and her husband live in Willis, Texas.


My name is Nancy McCoy and I was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center, teaching Civil Trial Advocacy, for over 12 years. Sort of parenthetically, when I decided to go to law school and applied to U of H in 1982, I was rejected. The school has never really been able to address adequately how someone who isn’t smart enough to get into a law school can get hired to teach there.

Well, anyway, I am the author of a book called BUTTERFLIES DO NOT SLEEP IN HOT TUBS, subtitled A Lawyer’s Tortured Search for Truth. It is a series of non-fiction, inspirational vignettes which celebrate the experiences of law school and lawyering. BUTTERFLIES has received 6 good newspaper reviews, including one that called it “better than ‘Chicken Soup.'”

There is a chapter in the book that deals with the particular irony that I mentioned above. That chapter is entitled “They’ll Let Anybody Teach at the University of Houston Law School.” The administrative types have shown a remarkable degree of humor about that, by the way.

BUTTERFLIES DO NOT SLEEP IN HOT TUBS is also available on-line from www.amazon.com and www.bn.com . Additional information about Butterflies and its message can be found on these sites as well. $2 from the sale of each book goes to the Harry Chapin Foundation, which is a charity founded in honor of the late folksinger Harry Chapin by his widow, Sandy. The Foundation fights hunger and provides assistance to those who are working hard to help themselves.

Please follow this link to read about the work of my favorite charity, the Montgomery County Food Bank. And click here to view the most recent photo of Alex J. Tirey, the world’s most photogenic boy baby, and, of course, my grandson.

Kindest regards,

Nancy McCoy