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Liz Duggan

Associate Attorney
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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.

Education

  • 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

  • The Order of Barristers 2021
  • Judge Andy Mireles Achievement Award 2021
  • Texas Young Lawyers President’s Award of Merit 2021
  • Outstanding Board of Advocates Service Award 2020-2021
  • St. Mary’s University Presidential Award Nominee 2021
  • Women in Law Leadership Award Nominee 2021
Awards
  • Avvo Clients' Choice 2022
    Avvo Clients' Choice 2022

Awards & Honors

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

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

  • <p>DWI Scholar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (2021)</p>

    DWI Scholar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (2021)

  • Lead Counsel (2021)
    Lead Counsel (2021)
  • Expertise Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Austin (2021)
    Expertise Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Austin (2021)
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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.
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