Austin Family Lawyers


Facing a criminal charge or family law matter is daunting. If you need a lawyer in Austin, identifying the best path forward can be difficult.

At Cofer & Connelly, PLLC, our Austin attorneys have over 60 years of combined experience. We've handled more than 25,000 criminal and family law cases over more than 370 jury trials.

We have decades of experience inside a courtroom, trying complex cases and winning. We’ve served as long-time prosecutors and judges in counties throughout Texas. We’ve been appointed to offices by Presidents, Governors, and Mayors. We know how the system works and we know how to deliver results.

We were born and raised in Texas, our roots date back to Texas Independence. We are the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of noted lawyers and judges. We have experience trying cases in courthouses throughout the Lone Star state.

We’ve successfully resolved thousands of cases and we're committed to achieving excellence for every one of our clients.

Our mission is simple: We want to win your criminal or family law case. Call (512) 991-0576

A Different Approach

Experience • Creativity • Professionalism

Our lawyers are recognized as among the best in the nation. We take on hard cases, litigate complex issues, and strive to deliver exceptional results.

We approach every case with a client-focused perspective to develop a comprehensive case strategy custom-tailored to your unique needs. There is no cookie-cutter approach at Cofer & Connelly. We are strategic in analyzing every individual case and we execute a plan to win the case.

We live and work throughout the Lone Star state. From Austin to Lubbock to Dallas and throughout the Hill Country, South Plains, and Central Texas, we are comfortable in front of any judge or prosecutor. Our attorneys in Austin, TX are successful litigators, courtroom advocates, and negotiators.

You deserve a lawyer that cares about your future and handles your case with care and compassion. We wouldn't settle for anything less.

To schedule a consultation with our team or learn more about how we can help you handle your case, contact us online or call us at (512) 991-0576.

Our Impact

Client Reviews

  • “A good law firm made my son feel comfortable after he was charged.”

    - Chris J.
  • “An amazing place, they are the greatest team of superheroes! Rick and Liz take care of me in so many ways and I will never go to anyone else they are the best out there!”

    - Donovan S.
  • “This man right here is the man to go to he will handle your case with confidence and make sure you are well taken care of and updated on everything.”

    - Former Client
  • “Hands down this is the team you want on your side. I went through several ultra-high-end law firms and legendary Texas attorneys only to find them lacking in certain areas, especially in regard to ...”

    - J.H.
  • “In the end, his timeframe was right and the charge was dropped. I couldn't imagine going through this journey without both his legal expertise and heartfelt compassion.”

    - K.Z.
  • “Excellent all around. Highly recommend.”

    - W. N.
  • “He was incredibly professional and proficient at both progressing my case, keeping me in the loop as well as thoroughly explaining what to expect and how to proceed moving forward. I'm very grateful for his services overall.”

    - D.S.
  • “I am eternally grateful for all of the efforts they put in to go above and beyond for everyone they help.”

    - Former Client
  • “They really listen to and care about their client's needs and consistently fight for the best outcome! I am eternally grateful for all of the effort they put in to go above and beyond for everyone they help.”

    - C.D.
  • “Rick Cofer and team (looking at you Heather & Sarah!) took on our odd situation and truly helped us find closure. We didn't fit into their standard work profile, but they took our case, were easy to ...”

    - H.N.

Committed to Excellence

  • Super Lawyer 2022
  • 2022 Best DUI Lawyers in Austin
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2018- Rick Cofer
  • Super Lawyers
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine's Top 10 Attorney-2019
  • Texas Bar College
  • National College for DUI Defense- General Member
  • Austin Bar Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • FindLaw
  • DWI Scholar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (2021)
  • Elite Lawyer Criminal Defense
  • Best of Austin Winner
  • Lead Counsel 2021
  • Expertise 2021
  • Avvo Clients' Choice 2021
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2022
  • AV Preeminent
  • Top Attorneys 2022 - Austin Monthly
  • Avvo Clients' Choice 2022
  • Avvo 2021
  • NTL
  • Avvo 2022

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