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Rick Cofer

Rick Cofer

 
  • Criminal Law, Juvenile Law, DUI & DWI...
  • Texas
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Lawyer Rating and Reviews
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Kristen Kalani Hawks
Reviewed by Kristen Kalani Hawks August 27, 2020
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Rick  cares deeply about his clients and works tirelessly to get the results his clients deserve.  His legal analysis is strategic, while his interaction with clients is personalized and caring.  If you need help with a criminal justice matter, don't hesitate to contact him. 
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Classmate at Law School
  • Friend

Rick and I attended law school together at the University of Texas School of Law.  From the time we first met in 2005 it was clear that Rick was 100% committed to making our community a better place to live. He remains actively involved to this day, both with his work as a criminal defense attorney and in his free time as a volunteer for many important projects that make our city a better place to live. 

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Different Client, Same Side of Case

Rick and I consult frequently on issues that impact our clients. I practice immigration law and Rick practices criminal defense, and so we often share ideas or tips for how to get the best outcomes for out clients.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
2005 - 2020: Rick and I have been sharing ideas and legal strategies since law school and we continue to collaborate from time to time as issues arises that impact our clients.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Rick is committed to getting the best possible outcome for his clients. He knows the important people in the criminal justice world and knows how to manage those relationships for the benefit of his clients.  He focuses on results and compassion in his work and his clients benefit from his extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system in central Texas. 

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Rick's career has focused exclusively on criminal justice system in central Texas. 

Legal Analysis: Excellent

He is more than prepared and ready to handle any criminal defense matter that comes his way, due to his long-standing and positive relationship with prosecutors, defense counsel, and judges. 

Communication Skills: Excellent

Rick is always positive and upbeat, helping his clients feel at ease. He knows how to explain the issues and is always willing to connect with clients when they have questions or need support. 

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

Rick is committed to justice for his clients and works within the system to get them the best possible outcome. 

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Criminal Defense; Criminal Law; Litigation
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Client Relations
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Pro Bono and Community Services
  • Trials
  • Use of Technology
Q. Please provide any additional comments about this lawyer
Rick is deeply committed to the Austin community and to making our city a better place. This commitment extends to his practice, where he works tirelessly to ensure justice is served and his clients are treated with dignity and respect, so they can continue to excel and move their lives forward  as part of our community. 
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes
Scott A. Thompson
Reviewed by Scott A. Thompson August 19, 2020
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Rick Cofer is a top-notch criminal defense attorney in the Austin area, and it is without hesitate that I recommend him.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague

Rick Cofer is a colleague in the Austin criminal defense bar.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Represented Me or My Company

I have not worked with Mr. Cofer in any of these capacities, and Mr. Cofer has not represented me of my company, but I have consulted with him on various occasions on behalf of my firm.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
From in or around 2018 through present
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Rick Cofer does a great job thoroughly and passionately advocating for his clients in order to achieve great results for them.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Rick is a smart, hard-working criminal defense attorney, who cares about his clients, their futures, and their families.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Rick Cofer is a smart lawyer who is very knowledgeable in the area of criminal law.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Mr. Cofer is prompt in his communications and fair in his dealings with other parties and counsel.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

I have always found Mr. Cofer to be a person and attorney of the highest ethical standards.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Criminal law
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Client Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Drafting
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Trials
  • Use of Technology
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes
James Scott "Jake" Gilbreath
Reviewed by James Scott "Jake" Gilbreath August 19, 2020
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Rick is one of the most professional and knowledgeable lawyers I know. I refer all my criminal matters to him and his partner.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague

Rick and I both practice in Austin, Texas

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client

I refer all my criminal matters to Rick.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
I've worked with Rick multiple times over the years, specifically in March 2019. Any time I need criminal advice or my client's need a criminal lawyer, I call Rick
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Yes. Rick knows the inner workings of the criminal courthouse. He is a very strong advocate in the courtroom. He also knows how to negotiate a strong deal outside the courtroom.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

The clients I send to Rick are extremely satisfied. He is prepared, responsive, and very knowledgeable.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Rick always has spot on criminal advice that is legally sound but also practical

Communication Skills: Excellent

My clients report Rick is extremely responsive. He always returns phone calls and gives out his cell phone number.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

My clients report Rick is extremely professional. He gives practical advice, but in a very professional way.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Criminal
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Client Relations
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Document Review
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Financial Literacy (handling client funds)
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Pro Bono and Community Services
  • Project Management
  • Trials
  • Use of Technology
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes