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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

  • “Mr. Cofer went above and beyond to put to rest an outlying issue that the prosecutor didn't want to let go of easily. I would recommend their services if you need to resolve serious personal matters.”

    - R.M.
  • “These guys treated me with nothing but kindness and respect. They treated me as if I was family after we literally just met! The world really really needs more people like everyone in this firm. They ...”

    - B.B.
  • “Thanks to Mr. Cofer I got my cases dismissed! He made it look easy!! And Camilla did a great job! They took the time to help me understand what was going on and really cleared things up for me.”

    - I.G.
  • “I wish I would have found Mr. Cofer sooner!!! Having never dealt with the criminal/juvenile system, I had no idea was I was dealing with. I thought hiring the only attorney that was certified in ...”

    - S.R.
  • “Mr. Cofer was assigned to me as a court-appointed attorney. In the past, I have had poor/sub-par experiences with court-appointed attorneys, but this time was far from that. Mr. Cofer and his team ...”

    - D.A.
  • “Cofer & Connelly has a very friendly staff. I was very impressed with how responsive and supportive they all were. Megan and Heather walked me through everything I needed in order to take care of my ...”

    - R.M.
  • “The Rick and Cofer team has done a wonderful job of taking care of my case. On behalf of all the things going on through the time of my case, we’ve managed to dismiss the case in a period of time. It ...”

    - S.C.
  • “Superior service, gratitude. They got my case settled within a day of being paid!! 5 star”

    - H.J.
  • “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
  • “Any legal issue can feel overwhelming, but Rick made every step clear and straightforward. From day one we had someone on our side. The attention to detail and genuine compassion with which he handled ...”

    - Former Client
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