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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

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

    - E.K.
  • “He was honest, hard-working, and dedicated to meeting all of my needs during this stressful time. I highly recommend him, and if I ever need a lawyer in the future, I will definitely call him back.”

    - J.A.
  • “He was very patient with me and my thousand questions regarding my case.”

    - Daniela
  • “I would highly recommend Mr. Connelly.”

    - Kelly
  • “He went above and beyond multiple times with a complicated matter and I am forever grateful.”

    - L.B.
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