Rick Cofer has made a name for himself in Austin City as one of the most prominent criminal defense attorneys. Success in the field has seen the 35-year-old venture into private practice by setting up a law firm in Austin City, the Law Office of Rick Cofer PLC. For the longest time, Rick has been active in city politics. More importantly, he remains active in different community development and improvement by sitting in several city committees and projects. Here is the career and contributions of Rick Cofer to the Austin City community.
Rick Cofer’s career as a criminal defense attorney spans over a decade, during which time he has accumulated a wealth of experience that he would use to venture into private practice. Cofer and his Central Texas law firm specialize in helping different Austin Residents defend criminal cases. These include such misdemeanors as drunk driving, drug-related cases, and speeding tickets as well as serious federal felonies like murder, assault, and robbery with violence. The young attorney has an impressive record of courtroom work that displays a unique approach to virtually every case.
Contributions to the Austin Community
The criminal attorney plays an active role in running Austin community affairs by sitting in or chairing different governmental and non-governmental organizations. For instance, Rick Cofer was a long time chairman for Austin City’s Zero Waste Commission. During his time here, he championed the enforcement of environmental conservation initiative dubbed Universal Recycling Ordinance that sought to ban the use of single-use plastic bags in Austin.
Apart from environmental conservation, Rick Cofer is also actively involved in different initiatives aimed at improving the lives of every Austin city residents. This explains why he accepted the nomination for a president’s post for Pease Park Conservancy as well as Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO) in Austin.
Today, the attorney holds a Vice-Chair’s position for the Austin City’s Parks and recreation board. He has helped the board lobby for more funds that they direct towards acquiring parkland and driving such the projects as building aquatics and promoting recycling.
Advise to aspiring criminal defense attorneys and leaders
If you look forward to establishing a career in law venturing into public service, Rick Cofer’s advice that you consider finding a mentor early on in life. He also encourages you to appreciate the value of learning by listening more than you speak. More importantly, he notes that people you interact with will never forget how you make them feel thus the need to treat others, clients or employees, with the utmost respect.