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Rick Cofer

Rick Cofer

Strategic Defense. Dedicated Representation. Personalized Service.
  • Criminal Law, Juvenile Law, DUI & DWI ...
  • Texas
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Summary

Rick Cofer has extensive experience in criminal and juvenile cases. Licensed to practice law in 2008, Rick has worked as a defense attorney and as a prosecutor, resolving thousands of cases and trying over one hundred cases to a judge or jury. He is a partner at Cofer & Connelly, PLLC, and manages a team focused on dedicated representation and personalized service.

He is a a top Austin criminal defense attorney and Austin juvenile attorney. Rick Cofer travels throughout Central Texas representing individuals charged with serious offenses. He routinely handles serious, complex cases such as murder, sex crimes, strangulation, family violence, DWI, and drug possession. He is the only practicing Austin juvenile attorney to have both prosecuted and defended Travis County juvenile murder charges.

A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas School of Law, Rick Cofer was a defense attorney before serving nearly a decade as a Travis County Assistant County Attorney and Travis County Assistant District Attorney handling DWI, assault, family domestic violence, drugs, sex crimes, property crimes, juvenile charges, and murder cases.

Rick Cofer has been admitted to the State Bar of Texas, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. He is a member of the Austin Bar Association and has served as Treasurer of the Criminal Law Section since 2014. Rick is also a member of the Texas Bar College and Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Rick is a 20 year resident of Austin, and has volunteered extensively in Central Texas on non-profit boards and governmental committees. He is the former chair of the Pease Park Conservancy and of ECHO (Ending Community Homelessness Coalition).He is the Treasurer of the Criminal Law Section of the Austin Bar Association and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Kind Clinic.

Education
University of Texas - Austin
J.D. (2007)
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Activities: Leon Green Society, American Constitution Society
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University of Texas - Austin
B.A. (2004) | Government, History
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Honors: Liberal Arts Honors
Activities: Phi Beta Kappa, Temple Scholar, Junior Fellow, LBJ Fellow, Normandy Scholar
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Professional Experience
Partner
Cofer & Connelly, PLLC
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Attorney
Law Office of Rick Cofer, PLLC
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Assistant County Attorney
Travis County Attorney’s Office
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Assistant District Attorney
Travis County District Attorney’s Office
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Assistant County Attorney
Travis County Attorney's Office
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Attorney at Law
Private Practice
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Cofer: One year later, Austin bag ban is working
Austin American-Statesman
Speaking Engagements
Rainy day fund and Hurricane Harvey damage , FOX 7 Discussion , Austin, Texas
Certifications
Texas Guardianship Certification
State Bar of Texas
Prosecutor Trial Skills Course Certificate
Texas District & County Attorneys Association
Awards
Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney Award
Attorney & Practice Magazine
Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Criminal
National Trial Lawyers
Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
College Member
The College of the State Bar of Texas
Resolution of Appreciation
Travis County Commissioners Court
Leadership Academy
Austin Bar Association
Individual Achievement Award
Keep Austin Beautiful
Distinguished Service Certificate
City of Austin
Professional Associations
Capital Area Trial Lawyers Associaton
Member
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Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
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Austin LBGT Bar Association
Member
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
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Austin Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
Treasurer
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Austin Young Lawyers Association
Member
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State Bar of Texas  # 24065059
Member
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Texas District & County Attorneys Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24065059
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5th Circuit
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U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
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U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
Languages
  • Mandarin: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Cofer & Connelly, PLLC
Website
Austin Juvenile Lawyer
Website
Contact & Map
Cofer & Connelly, PLLC
404 W. 13th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Telephone: (512) 200-3801
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Notice: Because a person in crisis needs answers now, not later, Cofer & Connelly is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to serve client needs. Whether it's a 3am jail release or other emergency matter, our Firm is here to serve you.