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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
  • United States District Court for the Western District 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

Awards & Honors

  • College Member, College of the State Bar of Texas (2020)
    College Member, College of the State Bar of Texas (2020)
  • Rising Star Award, Austin Bar Association Criminal Law Section (2020)
    Rising Star Award, Austin Bar Association Criminal Law Section (2020)
  • Core Participant, Gideon’s Promise (2020-2021)
    Core Participant, Gideon’s Promise (2020-2021)
  • National Executive Committee Member, National Lawyers Guild (2020-2021)
    National Executive Committee Member, National Lawyers Guild (2020-2021)
  • Mentee, Texas Future Indigent Leaders Program
    Mentee, Texas Future Indigent Leaders Program
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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

  • “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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