Angelica Cogliano is an attorney in Austin, TX, where she practices criminal defense exclusively, and has done so since she graduated from Emory Law School in 2016. Prior to attending Emory Law School, Ms. Cogliano earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and Master's degree from New York University. Following her internship with the Dekalb County Public Defender's office and her fellowship with the Texas Defender Service, Ms. Cogliano started the Cogliano Law Firm in Austin, Texas, where she currently practices and is of counsel to the Law Offices of E.G. Morris. She is committed to indigent defense, maintaining a significant amount of appointed work on her caseload, and serving on the NACDL Public Defense Committee and the NACDL Texas COVID-19 Detention Order Committee. Additionally, Ms. Cogliano is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA), for whom she serves on the TCDLA Amicus Curiae Committee, and mentors individuals through the Future Indigent Defense Leaders program run by TCDLA and the Texas Indigent Defense Commission. Ms. Cogliano is invested in her trial work, having tried 15 trials to verdict either as first or second chair during her first three years of practicing law. She graduated the prestigious Trial Lawyers College in 2019, and has since served on their Alumni Board of Directors.
Cross-Examination Trial Pack
NACDL’s new Cross-Examination Trial Pack includes three of our best-selling Cross-Examination resources: “Damage Control: Situational Cross-Examination Techniques Trial Guide”, "Ultimate Cross 2.0: Audio Recordings & Written Materials" and "Sample Cross-Examination Questions."
This masterful collection of cross-examination resources provide countless tips, techniques and strategies for a variety of criminal case-specific scenarios. Learn to cross-examine a variety of trial witnesses!
Death Investigation: Forensic Pathology in the Courtroom and Cause & Manner of Death (2022)
This unique program provides criminal defense lawyers with an accurate and clear overview of forensic pathology and the countless factors to consider in a death investigation and will methodically explain what happens during an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.
You'll uncover the different types of medicolegal death investigations, what to request from your MDI expert, quality benchmarks for accreditation and certification, guidelines and standards, common terminology and frequently asked questions.
The Psychology of Persuasion & Storytelling for Criminal Defense Lawyers
This Trial Resource Guide is a masterful collection of practical tips, techniques and strategies focused solely on using the arts and sciences of persuasion to improve your storytelling skills at trial.
You'll learn how to master the ability to communicate with juries, deliver powerful openings and closings, perform convincing cross-examinations, use effective courtroom choreography and non-verbal communication, identify and develop the optimal theme and theory for your case, and offer compelling arguments during mitigation and sentencing.
Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault & Child Victims Cases (2022)
Defending charges of sexual assault and child abuse can be daunting — but with the right tools, it doesn’t have to be.
Every year, NACDL identifies the hottest topics and most pressing issues when defending these cases, and brings-in nationally-renowned lawyers and experts to help you prepare for battle. This year’s 13th Annual Defending Sex Cases training program is our best yet; packed with topics and speakers you won’t want to miss!