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Rick Cofer - Austin, TX

602 W 11th St Austin, TX 78701

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Updated: 05/16/2023

Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer


Attorney Rick Cofer is a partner with Cofer & Connelly, PLLC, law firm in Austin, Texas. Nationally known as among the top trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Cofer has more than 13 years of legal experience...

About Rick Cofer

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Spanish


Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, 2014 - Present (Treasurer)
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Austin LGBT Bar Association
  • Texas County and District Attorneys Association, 2009 - 2018
  • Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association


  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    Honors: With Honors
    Honors: Temple Scholar
    Honors: Normandy Scholar
    Honors: LBJ Fellow
    Major: Government and History

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Past Positions

  • Law Office of Rick Cofer, PLLC, Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Travis County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney
  • Travis County Attorney’s Office, Assistant County Attorney

Pro Bono Activities

  • Secretary and Board Member, KIND Clinic Board of Directors​
  • Board Member and former Chair, Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO) Board of Directors
  • Vice Chair and Member, City of Austin Parks & Recreation Board, 2015-2019
  • President and Board Member, Pease Park Conservancy Board of Directors, 2015-2018
  • Board Member, City of Austin South Central Waterfront Advisory Board, 2018
  • Chair, City of Austin Aquatic Master Plan Task Force, 2017-2018
  • Delegate, Austin AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, 2009-2018
  • Member, Travis County Civil and Family Courthouse Citizen Advisory Committee, 2016
  • Member, City of Austin Parkland Events Task Force, 2015-2016
  • Chair, Vice Chair, and Commissioner, City of Austin Zero Waste Advisory Commission, 2007-2015
  • Chair, City of Austin Recycling Ordinance Reform Committee, 2009-2012
  • Founder and Chair, Austin Bag the Bags Coalition, 2007-2012
  • Member, Salvage Vanguard Theater Board of Directors, 2008-2010


Other Sources of Feedback About Rick Cofer

Included on the 2023 Texas list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list

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602 W 11th St Austin, TX 78701

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

24/7 availability

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