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Megan Rue

Associate Attorney
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Not many lawyers have mastered the art of spitting a razor blade from their mouths, but I have. You could say it gives me an edge.

I once represented a young man charged with Aggravated Assault. The “victim” pulled a razor blade from his mouth and swung it at my client’s face. To prepare for trial, I spent weeks learning to spit a razor blade from my mouth (thanks, YouTube). I impressed the Judge and earned an outstanding outcome for my client. I’m always ready to go to the next level for a client, razor blades and all.

I grew up in Austin, Texas, the daughter of a single mother who struggled to make ends meet. After graduating from McCallum High School, I worked as a waitress to pay my way through college and graduate school, eventually earning my law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 2018. After law school, I practiced family law and then joined Rick Cofer in April 2019.

My job at Cofer & Connelly is litigating complex criminal and family law cases. I defend clients accused of all types of criminal offenses, from traffic tickets to murder. I understand how serious it is when someone is accused of a criminal offense or facing a divorce. It’s all on the line for my clients, and I bring grit and compassion in my service to them. My passion is seeing a case all the way through to get the best result for my client.

EDUCATION

  • University of Texas School of Law, JD
  • Mills College, BA with Honors

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar College
  • Texas Future Indigent Defense Leaders
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

PROFESSIONAL ADMISSIONS

  • Supreme Court of Texas

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Attorney, Cofer & Connelly, PLLC
  • Legal Intern, National Center for Law and Economic Justice
  • Law Clerk, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

  • National Executive Committee, National Lawyers Guild
  • Steering Committee, Austin Lawyers Guild

I am a member of the Future Indigent Defense Leaders program, a selective program that provides training to the most promising young defense lawyers in Texas. I am also a member of the Texas Bar College, a legal association for lawyers who have demonstrated a high commitment to voluntary legal education.

I serve on the Board of the National Lawyers Guild, a legal association dedicated to promoting the principle that human rights are more important than property interests. For decades, NLG has been at the forefront of defending our country's most vocal dissidents. I am active with the local chapter of the NLG, the Austin Lawyers Guild. We represent activists who are arrested while protesting for causes they believe in.

Outside of my career and my volunteer activities, I enjoy mastering the art of the perfect Instagram post and sweating it out at the yoga studio.

Client Reviews

  • “Yes. You are reading this review because you have found yourself in need of a lawyer. If you are like me, you have your concerns. It is not until you need a lawyer that you realize how helpless you ...”

    - M.F.
  • “Cofer & Connelly were very professional, and I felt cared for! Everything they said would happen happened. It's because of them I live a free life. BEST experience with a lawyer I've ever had! ...”

    - C.C.
  • “Love love love Megan Rue. Got my case dismissed and great people fighting for you. Highly recommended. 10/10!!”

    - M.S.
  • “I hired Rick to solve my criminal case, he was very caring for me from the beginning and he answered all my calls/questions without any delay. He gave me great freedom to contact him at any time. He ...”

    - Former Client
  • “I would use Mr. Cofer as my lawyer for any reason if needed and would refer him to a friend.”

    - Former Client
  • “Rick helped me through a legal case in an extremely helpful and professional way.”

    - Former Client
  • “He was able to advise me better than any other lawyer I had consulted and he and his team acted quickly to see my situation through till the end.”

    - Former Client
  • “He was empathetic, succinct with negotiations and overall a consummate professional. Highly recommended!”

    - E.K.
  • “I would recommend Mr. Cofer for any legal issues that one might have, and I could not be more fond of his work.”

    - A.T.
  • “Starting with his receptionist at intake, to his quick call to follow up, to his prompt follow up via email, to his thorough search and locating criminal records -- he was five stars all around.”

    - J.C.
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