Megan Rue - Cofer & Connelly PLLC
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Megan Rue

Megan is an associate attorney at Cofer Connelly. She practices criminal and family law in Travis and surrounding counties. She has practiced criminal law since she was licensed to practice in November 2018. Megan is a native Austinite and graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. While at UT, Megan’s work focused on protecting the civil rights of vulnerable people. She represented asylum seekers in immigration court and federal court who were being indefinitely detained during their immigration court proceedings.

 

Megan clerked for the Special Litigation Division at the Public Defender Service, where she assisted in a wide variety of litigation seeking to protect the rights of criminal defendants in the District of Columbia. During her second summer at UT, she interned at the National Center for Law and Economic Justice, where she worked on nation-wide litigation to protect the rights of low-income individuals and families. Megan is on the National Executive Committee of the National Lawyers Guild, the first racially-integrated bar association in the United States. She is involved with the Guild’s efforts to provide legal representation to community activists.

EDUCATION

  • University of Texas School of Law, JD
  • Mills College, BA with Honors

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

  • Supreme Court of the United State of America
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & RECOGNITION

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

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Attorney, Law Office of Rick Cofer, PLLC

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

  • Steering Committee, Austin Lawyers Guild
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