Angelica Cogliano

Board of Directors, Director, Second Term, Class of 2026

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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.

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