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Natalia Tsokos

Associate Attorney
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I was a freshman at Texas Tech University when I first saw injustice with my own eyes. I worked at the Lubbock County Detention Center and spent hours with detainees, building friendships, learning about their lives, their struggles, and how they ended up in the criminal system. From that point forward, I knew I wanted to spend my career fighting for people in the criminal legal system.

I’m a first-generation American and grew up in an immigrant household. My mom was raised in Colombia and my dad is from Greece. They had to start over after leaving their home countries, so they understand the value of education, helping others, and embracing diversity.

My parents encouraged me to prioritize education and instilled the importance of helping others in me. I am forever indebted to their sacrifices. That’s why after graduating with a degree in social work, I chose to work with incarcerated individuals, people in recovery, and foster children.

Every person I met had some involvement with the law and I knew I wanted to be on their side, helping them navigate the system. I continued my education at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. During my time in Norman, I spent my summers in Oklahoma, Houston, and Austin interning for brilliant and passionate criminal defense attorneys. I assisted on cases ranging from assault and family violence to capital murder.

My job at Cofer & Connelly is to relentlessly advocate for my clients. I have a diverse practice, but lead our efforts on expunctions, administrative license revocations, and license eligibility. I also participate in new client meetings and take lead on translating for our Spanish speaking clients.

Aside from work, a lot of things make me happy! I love to travel. My most frequently visited country is Colombia, where I get to spend time with my family and eat a lot of good food (like arepas). I also love to read. My favorite book is Untamed by Glennon Doyle, and Mark Pryor is my favorite author. And finally, I love hanging out with my dog, Oscar! He’s the greatest Aussie ever.

Education

  • Texas Tech University, BA with Honors
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D. 

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Cofer & Connelly, PLLC
  • Legal Intern, Federal Public Defender’s Office of the Western District of Texas
  • Legal Intern, Texas Innocence Network
  • Legal Intern, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
  • Legal Intern, Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office

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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