Reviews

When you invest in a lawyer for a criminal or family law dispute, you make a choice that could change your life. We know that choosing a lawyer can feel like putting your future in someone else's hands, and it's not a responsibility we take lightly.

We could talk all day about how we've handled more than 18,000 cases or have more than half a century of combined experience, but we'd rather let our clients do the talking. Below, you can find out what the people we work with have to say about us.

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  • Good law firm they made my son feel comfortable after he was charged.
    A good law firm made my son feel comfortable after he was charged.

    - Chris J.

  • I will never go to anyone else they are the best out there!
    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.

  • He has helped me tremendously on multiple occasions highly recommend.

    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. He has helped me tremendously on multiple occasions highly recommend.

    - Former Client

  • I am convinced that this is the best criminal defense team in Austin and probably in all of Texas.
    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 communication. The first thing you will notice about Rick and his team aside from them being friendly, is that he is hyper-intelligent and clearly Mensa material. The second thing you will notice is that this entire team will be highly communicative with high attention to detail. The third thing you will notice is that they are extremely organized and modern with their approach. Unlike other high-end law firms, this experience will continue past the point of payment. Many law firms will ghost you or have terrible communication after you have paid them which leads to instant buyers remorse, and is likely to lead to severe psychological stress and depression; this is simply not the case with Rick, instead you will find his team to be extremely salubrious. So instead of worrying about doomsday scenarios, you can instead focus on your life and on your work. Another thing is that this team has been working within Travis County for a very long time, since they know everyone you will always have a good measure of where your case stands. I am convinced that this is the best criminal defense team in Austin and probably in all of Texas. Don't gamble with your freedom, it's not worth the risk. Rick is a hungry attorney; he clearly wants to change the game with his thoughtful and calculated approach to running his firm and his relentless approach to defending his clients. It doesn't get any more top-shelf than this.

    - J.H.

  • couldn't imagine going through this journey without both his legal expertise and heartfelt compassion.
    I couldn't be happier with my experience at Cofer and Connelly. The first time I spoke with Rick Cofer, he took time to show care and compassion for my situation before assuring me there was a positive path forward. Rick clearly explain the legal process and the strategy he would employ. He was honest about the time it would take to resolve my case and never wavered from his steadfast belief the charge would be dropped. During this time, Rick provided updates, responded to my calls and continued to be a source of support through one of the most difficult times in my life. 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.
    Excellent all around. Highly recommend.

    - W. N.

  • I was in need of an attorney and Rick did a fantastic job!
    I was in need of an attorney and Rick did a fantastic job. 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.

  • Rick and his entire team are wonderful!
    Rick and his entire team are wonderful! 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 efforts they put in to go above and beyond for everyone they help.

    - Former Client

  • I am eternally grateful for all of the effort they put in to go above and beyond for everyone they help!
    Rick and his entire team are wonderful! 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.

  • They were truly an answer to lots of prayers.
    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 reach, and were very supportive! They were truly an answer to lots of prayers. Highly recommend!

    - H.N.

  • I would recommend their services if you need to resolve serious personal matters.
    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.

  • They are incredible at what they do and will always do their best to get the most ideal outcome for you.
    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 are incredible at what they do and will always do their best to get the most ideal outcome for you.

    - B.B.

  • They took the time to help me understand what was going on and really cleared things up for me.
    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!
    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 juvenile law in Bell County would be the best attorney to help my son. Unfortunately, it was the worst mistake I’ve probably ever made. When my son had to go back to court our previous experience made me super hesitant to retain another attorney. It took less than 2 weeks to know I couldn’t have found a better attorney. Between Heather having previous experience as a juvenile corrections officer & Mr. Cofer’s knowledge, they are truly a dream team! They went to the detention facility to see my son within days of retaining them, always kept me updated on what was going on & I was able to reach Heather or Rick every time I called. Heather even called regularly to check on my son & encourage him! Most importantly, Rick got my son out of detention almost immediately (they were dead set on holding him in detention) & ended up getting everything dropped, without my son or I even having to go to court! Do not let previous experiences or cost make you hesitant to retain Mr. Cofer. I can assure you that not all attorneys are equal & you likely won’t get a 2nd chance at fighting the charges.

    - S.R.

  • 10/10 would recommend to anybody looking for a straightforward, hardworking lawyer to fight their case.
    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 went above and beyond to get my case resolved, and ultimately got all 3 of my charges dismissed. The crazy part too was the fact that they made it so easy! I literally had to do nothing other than to check in with my pre-trial officer and stay out of trouble while they fought my case. I never actually had to go into court physically myself, they always went on my behalf. They talked to all the people they needed to until it ended up getting dismissed. Well done on their part especially considering they were a court-appointed attorney for me. 10/10 would recommend to anybody looking for a straightforward, hardworking lawyer to fight their case. Thanks a lot, Mr. Cofer!

    - D.A.

  • Don't do it alone, put your mind at ease with help from very knowledgeable and friendly people who are genuinely concerned with the outcome of your situation.
    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 case and helped to keep my mind at ease. I would definitely recommend Rick and his team to anyone who needs help with the unfortunate situation of dealing with the courts. Don't do it alone, put your mind at ease with help from very knowledgeable and friendly people who are genuinely concerned with the outcome of your situation.

    - R.M.

  • Terrific and amazing job on handling my case!
    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 has been a long journey and process, but I can finally say thank you Cofer & Connelly for backing me up on this lengthy process that we were able to dismiss. Terrific and amazing job on handling my case!

    - S.C.

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

    - H.J.

  • Rick and his team put my mind at ease and came through.
    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 getting evidence and staying on top of the district attorney's office to prove my son was innocent. During the very difficult year of waiting on court dates and evidence to be processed, I gotta admit I gave him a hard time about everything. I am a mother and worrying is what I do when it comes to my loved ones. Rick and his team put my mind at ease and came through. If y'all ever need an attorney please consider RICK COFER and his team. THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING

    - Former Client

  • If you want a team who has your back, who will fight hard for you, who truly cares about you this is the one!
    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 our case made all the difference in the world. He navigated a complex situation with ease and went the extra mile without hesitation. Through every conversation, Rick, Alex, and his team were extremely knowledgeable and reassuring. To say they are amazing would be an understatement. If you want a team who has your back, who will fight hard for you, who truly cares about you this is the one!

    - Former Client