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Megan Elizabeth Roper

Criminal defense Attorney at Austin, TX

4.9   26 reviews

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Megan is a proud life-long Texan. She was born and raised in San Antonio. She graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos before returning home to San Antonio to complete her law degree at St. Mary’s University School of Law.   

 

As a law student, Megan worked at Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid where she helped low-income Texans with legal issues. She also interned at the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office and the Office of Public Defender for the Western District of Texas. Her experience in the district attorney’s office was both enlightening and career changing. Working there opened her eyes to the vast and pervasive abuses fellow citizens suffer at the hands of the criminal justice system. That experience has made Megan a passionate advocate for the rights of her fellow citizens.  

 

After receiving her law license in 2011, Megan devoted her practice to defending those accused of crimes by the government. She began her career in San Antonio, initially focusing on intoxication related offenses, including DWI and other drug crimes.  

 

In 2015, Megan moved to Central Texas area and began a firm in San Marcos, where she defended a wide-variety of criminal accusations, including DWI, drug possession, assault, theft, and many others.  

 

In 2016, Megan opened an office in Dallas to better service the North Texas area. There Megan's focus shifted to cannabis related issues, including criminal defense and advice and consultation services for emerging businesses in the cannabis industry. In addition to her work inside a courtroom, Megan is a proud advocate for the reform of cannabis laws in Texas.

 

In 2021, Megan returned to Central Texas, where she was excited to join the Vazquez Law Firm. Here Megan is honored to learn from the award-winning attorney, Amber Vazquez. The firm, which is located in a historic builidng in downtown Austin, focuses on federal and state litigation of serious and aggravated felonies. 

 

Megan is a founding board member of the Texas Association of Cannabis Lawyers, a former board member of the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, a former board member of the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and a lifetime member of the Legal Committee of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

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Licensed for 11 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2011
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Vazquez Law Firm
608 W 12th St.
Unit A
Austin, TX, 78701

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Patrick | March 31, 2022
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The Right Attorney (for you)
Megan's keen and tenacious application of legal statute is truly a sight to behold. Moreover, the patience, warmth, and humor with which Megan practices law made her a very human presence during what much too often felt like an inhuman spectacle. For five long years of legal proceedings, she walked me through every peculiarity of my case and kept me calm despite the absurd obstinacy of the district attorney's office. Ultimately, her tireless labors resulted in my DWI charge being dismissed. Not only do I highly recommend Megan, but I suggest you contact her immediately.
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Posted by Mike | October 19, 2021
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Solid work, great advice, and nailed the result!
Megan did all the right things when it came to getting our case dismissed (TWICE!). She kept us abreast of the case's twists and turns and allowed us to maintain our sanity in a very stressful situation. Thank you, Megan.
Posted by Jonah Holley Jr | July 8, 2021
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They are like family to me Ms Megan had my best interest at heart always the best law office in Town
Ms Megan was always taking my phone calls and answering all my questions and giving the best answer she could and so truthful no matter if it was the best answer you wanted it was the truth I will tell everyone about this law office because they do have your best interest at heart I give Me Megan 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐thank you so much
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2021
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Highly Recommend
I was very fortunate to be represented by Megan for a controlled substance charge that originated from a stopover at the DFW airport while returning to the Pacific Northwest from a Mexico vacation. She was top-notch; professional, knowledgeable, diligent, and a kind and decent human taboot. Though it was a lengthy process (especially so because of distance and pandemic), the end result (dismissal) exceeded my expectations. A big thank you to her and her firm!, and would recommend to all.
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Posted by Krystal | June 23, 2020
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She is the best
I was charged with a class B misdemeanor for possession of marijuana. I found Megan on the NORML site and I’m so glad I did. She handled my case professionally and compassionately. I ended up getting plead down to a class C with reduced fines. Highly recommend.
Posted by Chase | September 19, 2019
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Thank You
I was arrested in a small town that resembles hazard county basically and with the hard headed and contradicting DA. Megan was able to get me a plea deal that I can live with. She was very helpful and on point when needed to be. I would highly recommend her to all.
Posted by Larry | April 8, 2018
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Megan was excellent!
Megan defended me on charges involving marijuana. She was professional and provided expert counsel for my case, resulting in an great deal. If you are looking for a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney, Megan is fantastic choice.
Posted by Gabrielle | October 16, 2017
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Kind hearted
I met with a few different lawyers before I found Megan, but as soon as I met her I knew she was the lawyer. Lol. She actually is genuine, and seems to genuinely care about you! She is hands down the best lawyer I've ever had! Any questions I had, Megan was eager to answer. She always replied back in a timely manner. She always explained what to expect. I will forever recommend her to all of my friends and family!
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Posted by Kyle | April 30, 2017
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She Actually Cares
Megan Roper is seriously the best attorney I have ever dealt with. She understands what needs to be done in order to have a successful defense, and best of all, she knows how to relay the information in a way that you can understand without feeling belittled. It's so hard to know if you have picked the "right lawyer" when a case drags out but she stuck with me and exceeded all of my expectations. Hire Megan if you want somebody that is savvy and poised enough to win your case!
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Posted by Shannon | September 19, 2016
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Megan is great
I normally don't leave reviews for anything but seeing as I found Megan on this site and decided on her due to the reviews, it's only fair for me to share my experience to maybe help someone else. Megan is extremely smart, which is obviously a great quality in a lawyer. She was very thorough in her research of my case and took a lot of time to explain everything to me. She is a valuable person to have on your side and you will really feel taken care of in every way with Megan.
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Posted by Kimberly | September 15, 2016
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Fantastic lawyer, genuinely pursuing your best options
Megan Roper is the lawyer you want. She provided excellent service and went above and beyond. Any time I needed to reach her, she was there. She always replied to my texts and calls no matter how many questions or concerns I had. Megan was patient, took the time to listen, and provided professional advice. She explained things about my case step by step, what may happen even if it wasn't the outcome we were looking for. I never felt out of the loop and she took care of everything. She had a solid plan and was obviously experienced with situations similar to my own. She is more than willing to help you with any financial aspect as well. She fought for my POM case to be dropped to the minimum charges, while I was already on probation at the time, and kept everything off my record, which is exactly what I was wanting. I could not of wanted a better outcome. I would absolutely recommend Mrs.Roper to anyone looking for an attorney!!
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Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2016
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What Can I Say?? PLENTY.....Attentive, Dilligent, Knowledgable, and Concerned to Begin With!
Megan took on my case at an 11th hour junction, fit my case into her ongoing schedule while providing the Knowledgeable Attention needed to Constructively Outline and Assemble a Strong Defense. She provided the Time needed at our first meeting to truly Listen and Allow me to Present an array of Evidence incl. Photos and Edocs. Patience/ concern I didn't feel speaking with 2 attorney's previously! This was a Complicated Case initially brought as a Major Class Felony against me. Her ability to Assemble Clarifying Fact and Evidence with Determined Effort and Combined Knowledge of Procedural Aspects made the difference & in so ENABLED A DISMISSAL - Full & Complete of Any Further Charges!! As such Allowed my ability to pursue civil remedy against those earlier having made false claim & allegation. Megan helped provide supportive comfort and in depth explanation of aspects I had little knowledge of through out numerous junctures of this odyssey. She Did A Great Job!!!! I Highly Recommend You make Megan Roper your First to Consult, Next Retain should you find yourself In Need of a Top Shelf Attorney! Thanks again Megan.
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2016
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The lawyer to hire in hays county
I hired Megan Roper for a Dwi case in Hays County. She was reasonably priced for the the amount of expertise of Dwi's and the work that she put in on my case. She fought hard with the DA to come up with a deal we could both live with, but at the end of the day we couldn't agree on one. She wasn't afraid to go to trial to fight for a better resolution even though I was. Megan knew a great expert witness who testified for us too. In court, the she made the DA look like a rookie and she was the experienced one. The judge agreed with her and the outcome was much better than the deal that they were originally offering. I highly recommend Megan Roper and would hire her again if I ever get into trouble.
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Posted by Naomi | July 5, 2016
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Wonderful Attorney
Megan Roper has been amazing through my whole case. She was always there when I needed her and kept in contact throughout everything. I never had to worry about her being present or prepared, she was very professional. She was also very understanding about some personal issues I encountered during the case that made it difficult to stay on top of things myself. Megan has a good soul and it makes things much less stressful when the person helping you has a good heart too. I would highly recommend hiring Megan for your case.
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Posted by Seychelle | June 28, 2016
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Megan was extremely helpful with my cases. I recommend her to everyone.
Being a college student with a square of bars down the street from campus, it's not hard to get into trouble. I was charged with a public intoxication charge and Megan was eager to help me resolve it to the point of expunction. I was simply seeking legal advice. However, during our consultation I knew I wasn't equipped to handle all of the ramifications that came with my charge. She educated me on what the ticket meant then explained the process to have it taken off my record. I felt comfortable and relaxed in her office as opposed to the anxiety I usually experience when discussing my mistake. I can not thank her enough for her time and consultation she provided.
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Posted by Dan | May 27, 2016
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Smart, professional and caring
I have know Megan for a few years, but did not need her services until recently for a misdemeanor citation that would have had an adverse effect on my record. I contacted her by phone and she had me send over a copy of the citation that night and by the next morning I had a follow up from her regarding my options. After being advised of those options, I left it in her hands and within a few weeks had a resolution to the case. Easiest experience with the judicial process I have ever experienced. Would, and do, recommend to anyone that needs someone who knows the law and cares about finding the best resolution for her client.
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Posted by Angie | February 24, 2016
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Amazing!
Megan changed my life forever. A man had taken advantage of my cousin and myself. While trying to get help i was in an accident. I was arrested and questioned by detectives, troopers, officers and doctors. Nobody understood the emotional damage we had went through. Two year's later the visits from detectives stopped, the man was charged and I thought it was finally over until an officer came to my house when i was eight months pregnant and arrested me! Then the nightmare started again! Apparently they charged me with a dwi from that horrible night and it turned into a warrant i wasn't even aware of bc when i was released i wasn't given a court date. Megan fought for me and got my case DISMISSED! I literally cried for hours after.. I'm so grateful for Megan. She is so knowledgeable and confident in what she does. She gives you the feeling that everything in under control and that's the best feeling when things are out of your hands. Thank you Megan...
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Posted by Susan C. | February 23, 2016
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Top Notch!
Megan was TOP NOTCH! She took my case and strived with it. Getting me a dismissal. She is very passionate about her work. She was very professional. She answered all of my questions with precision and clearity. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer! She is a true blessing.
Posted by Zachary | November 25, 2015
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BEST LAWYER EVER!!!!!
I have to say out of many lawyers I have had Meg and her firm are the absolutely the best, from fighting for what I want & not stopping till we got what we wanted and explaining every step and process along the way!!! BEST LAWYER EVER!!!!! THANKS MEG
Posted by Ruben | May 29, 2015
shy did a good job shy got my to
shy got my chargers droped a class a misdemeanor and b off my record did a good job one of the best lawyers that work in san antonio im going to stay out trouble but i highly recommend her
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Litigator
  • JBabb Law
  • 2020 - Present
  • Owner
  • Roper & Mehler
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Owner
  • Roper Defense
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Jamie Balagia
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • The Office of the Public Defender for the Western District of Texas
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Inc.
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Bexar County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • St. Marys University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Texas State University
  • BA
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • State of Texas v DM
  • Not Guilty
  • State of Texas v. BD
  • NOT GUILTY
  • State of Texas v. IU
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Texas Association of Cannabis Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - Present
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Hays County Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2013 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • 2012 - Present
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member of Board of Directors
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • San Antonio Scene
  • 2017
  • Top 19 DUI Defense Attorneys in San Antonio
  • Expertise
  • 2016
  • San Antonio's Best Lawyers
  • SA Monthly
  • 2015
  • SA's Best DUI Defense Lawyers
  • SA Scene
  • 2015
  • Top 30, Other Top Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • SA Scene
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SA Scene
  • 2014
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Publications

  • The Defender (San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)
  • Let's Smoke 'Em: How to take a loser pot case and turn it into a win!
  • 2019
  • The Defender (San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)
  • A New Way of Thinking About Voir Dire
  • 2017
  • Lexis Nexis Practice Guide: Texas Drunk Driving Laws
  • DWI - Marijuana
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Monthly Meeting
  • Cannabis Law Updates
  • 2020
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Third Thursday CLE
  • THC Testing & Legal Updates
  • 2020
  • Issues Day
  • How does the legalization of marijuana affect our country?
  • 2019
  • Hemp in Texas
  • Cannabis Defense
  • 2019
  • Medical Cannabis Seminar
  • Texas Cannabis Law
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (17)
Endorse Megan
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan is the best. Brilliant and well trained, I enjoy practicing in the same courts she works in. She's a great resource for our defense community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan fights aggressively for her clients. She is very diligent and compassionate. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan is a compassionate and relentless attorney. She works hard for all of her clients. I Endorse this Attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan is the best! I had the pleasure of working with Megan right out of Law School and I am thankful for it. She is hard working, intelligent, and a bulldog in the court room. She is as aggressive as they come, yet she has a way with the jury. Megan is one of those attorneys that clients are lucky to have."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Megan is a fantastic lawyer. She is always in the trenches fighting for her clients. She is extremely skilled in trial and can handle any case you throw at her. I can't wait to try a case with her. She is a colleague that I speak to often for advice and perspective on my cases."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Megan is a top-notch professional who goes the extra mile for her clients. She's also a pleasure to deal with from the other side of the table."
Appeals Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Megan is one of the of the top DWI lawyers in Texas. I am working with her on a post-conviction DWI matter and have learned a great deal about DWI defense from her in the process. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working with Megan at a DWI defense firm for over two years. She has prepared dozens of criminal cases for trial and has tried 13 DWI cases to a verdict. She has such a passion for criminal defense and is an amazing litigator."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan is one of the up and coming stars of DWI defense in South Texas. She always comes prepared and isn't scared to litigate every issue presented in a case. I've learned a lot from watching her work and picking her brain. I enthusiastically endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan quickly became a courthouse name for aggressively defending and trying cases. This trial lawyer knows the law, but more importantly, knows how to successfully defend her clients. That's why they call her the Not Guilty Queen."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Meg is a great advocate. I have consulted her on criminal matters in the past and she has definitely helped with my success. I highly recommend her for any case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smart, knowledgeable advocate, Megan is dedicated to the representation of her clients. She is an advocate for those who need assistance the most,"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Megan Roper for the past three years. She excelled at St. Mary's Law while she was a student competitor involved in mock trial competitions. She has been involved in the legal world as both a civil and criminal intern everywhere from the 227th District Court in Bexar County to the Public Defender's Office of the Western District. She has a really good attitude and it has been a pleasure working with her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Megan is tenacious in advocating for her clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I met Megan a year ago when she interviewed for an associate position that I was considering to open some time in the future. I hired Megan during that interview and cancelled the others that were scheduled. Megan impressed me that much with her commitment to excellence and her dedication to our clients. I have hired over 20 associates in my 20 year criminal defense career and Megan impressed me above all others that I have brought on board. I have had the reputation of arriving before my staff and leaving the office well after they have gone home. That is until Megan joined the team and routinely leaves the office last. Megan prepares for her daily docket like no one else and goes the extra mile to make sure that no stone is left unturned. I have tried three cases with Megan at counsel table with me and we have heard the sweet words "Not Guilty" all three times. I see a great future for Megan as she increases in experience and training. Megan Roper is indeed one of the DWI Dudes."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan Roper is a friend and a fellow attorney. I do not know a more competent or tenacious young lawyer working in San Antonio. Were I accused of a crime, I would not hesitate to put my life in her hands."
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Austin Criminal defense Lawyer Megan Elizabeth Roper
Megan Elizabeth Roper
Criminal defense Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 11 years