Rick Cofer is a criminal defense attorney who is based in Austin, Texas. He has his own law firm and represents people in central Texas. The types of cases he takes on include murder, domestic violence, DWIs, property crimes, sex crimes, and charges against juveniles.
He is a graduate of the University of Texas, Austin. While he was at school he established the UT Students for Obama organization. After graduating, Rick Cofer became a defense attorney. He became the Travis County Assistant County Attorney and then the Travis County Assistant District Attorney. It was after eight years in public service that he founded his law firm.
He has been an active member of the Austin community for a long time. He has been involved in a number of not-for-profits and served on the City of Austin Zero Waste Commission. Rick Cofer also led an effort to ban plastic bags within the city limits of Austin. He currently serves on the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Board where he is the vice chair.
The Kind Clinic is an organization that Rick Cofer Law has been a very strong supporter of. This organization supports the sexual health and wellness of people who are LBGTQ+. The Kind Clinic was established by the Texas Health Action organization.
Austin is a diverse and tolerant city. This is acknowledged in the unofficial city slogan, Keep Austin Weird”. This atmosphere has led to Austin becoming a popular tourist destination for people in both North America and overseas. It’s an open-minded city where people are not judgemental about those who are “different”.
The Law Office of Rick Cofer has supported the Kind Clinic in a number of ways. For Halloween 2018, for instance, he organized a ball that supported the people in the LGBTQ+ community and their healthcare needs. While Austin is supportive of LGBTQ+ people they do still lack security when it comes to their health and wellness.
A survey was conducted of LGBTQ+ people living in Austin. Half of the surveyed people under 30 had been homeless at some point. The same number of people said that they had needed to postpone medical care because they didn’t have the money to pay for it. There are free medical clinics in Austin, based on income, but there are some insurmountable hurdles. One of these is that many of the free medical clinics are faith-based on so LGBTQ+ people need to not disclose their gender identity or what their sexual orientation is in order to receive care.
Rick Cofer Law has been helping vulnerable people including LGBTQ+ people from the time he was in college. He continues to stand up and do the right things for everyone in the greater Austin area. To know more about Rick Cofer visit linkedin.com