Liz Duggan

Associate Attorney
  • Profile

My family always jokes, ‘the legal gene is in her blood.’ I grew up in the courtroom, often going to work with my parents. One of my earliest life memories is watching juvenile court with my dad who was a prosecutor at the time and is now a state district judge. My mom was a court coordinator and has undoubtedly taught me as much law as my dad has. Ever since that day in juvenile court, I have dreamed of helping people in the same way they have. My maternal grandfather was an incredible Austin, Texas defense attorney and was partners in a firm with my uncle. They always fought the good, honest fight for the underdog and instilled in me to do the same. My paternal grandfather taught law at the University of Texas. It really is in my blood.

I graduated from Texas A&M University (WHOOP!) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. I then went on to get my JD from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. There I was Chair of the Board of Advocates and an Editorial Member for The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice. Advocating for others and social justice are hand in hand very important to me.

I was born in Austin and grew up in Bastrop, Texas. I am always down for adventure and a good hike. In my free time you can find me walking around town with my dog and cheering on the Aggies.


  • Bachelor’s in Sociology, Texas A&M University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, St. Mary’s University School of Law

Professional Experience

  • Associate Attorney, Cofer & Connelly, PLLC
  • Law Clerk, Cofer & Connelly, PLLC
  • Law Clerk, Hays County District Attorney’s Office
  • Legal Intern, Travis County District Attorney’s Office

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Bastrop County Bar Association
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Expertise Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Austin (2021)
    Expertise Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Austin (2021)
  • Lead Counsel (2021)
    Lead Counsel (2021)
  • <p>DWI Scholar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (2021)</p>

    DWI Scholar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (2021)

  • <p>Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2021)</p>

    Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2021)


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  • “My son was excused of a crime that he didn't do. I did not have any money to hire a lawyer. I was so blessed to receive Rick Cofer as my court-appointed lawyer. He literally fought day and night ...”

    - Former Client
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