Contributors

Dan Cogdell

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Dan Cogdell received a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin and his JD from the South Texas College of Law. His peers have voted him one of the “Best Lawyers In America” since 1996, and he has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” since 2003. Dan, who the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association has named “Lawyer of the Year,” has been involved in a series of high-profile trials, including Enron and the Branch Davidian case. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer everywhere from UT to Harvard, appearing as well on national and international television.

Daryl Parker

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Daryl Parker has 20 years of experience in investigative work, including 10 as a unit legal officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he oversaw the administration of the military justice system, including conducting investigations from petty theft to homicide. As a Texas peace officer he progressed from patrol officer to lieutenant in charge of the Criminal Investigative Division, where he conducted joint investigations with the FBI, Texas Rangers, and U.S. Marshals.

David E. Moore

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David E. Moore, a sixth-generation East Texan, is a partner in the firm Holmes & Moore, PLLC. In the 1980s he served as an assistant district attorney in Gregg County, named Narcotics Prosecutor of the Year for the North Texas Region in 1988, then as chief prosecutor for the 188th District Court. David received his BA from Baylor University and his JD from the Baylor University School of Law in 1984.

David Gonzalez

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David Gonzalez is a founding partner in Sumpter & Gonzalez, LLP, in Austin. He is certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. David has represented the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association at the Texas Capitol for the past four sessions.

David Guinn Jr.

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David Guinn Jr. is a partner at Hurley & Guinn in Lubbock, Texas. He has litigated cases everywhere from Idalou Municipal Court to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and in between. A frequent TCDLA lecturer the last 20 years, he is a graduate of Baylor University (BA in ’88, JD in ’89), where his father has taught since 1966. He is a husband, father, and avid outdoorsman who can eat more boiled crawfish than most folks.

David P. O’Neil

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David P. O’Neil is a 1979 graduate of St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. He also received an L.L.M. from the United States Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) School. He is a retired United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel who began his military service as an infantry officer.

Dean Watts

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Dean Watts is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Dean received his BA from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and his JD from Southern Methodist University School of Law. He has been a TCDLA member since 1998, and practices criminal law in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Deandra Grant

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Deandra Grant, co-author of The Texas DWI Manual and author of the popular Texas DWI Gal blog, is also founder of the Texas DWI Defenders listserve. She is a TCDLA Board Member (DWI Committee Chair 2012–13) and has served on the board of the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association since 2007. She is also a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. D Magazine named Deandra one of the Best Women Lawyers in Dallas in 2010 and Best Lawyers in Dallas in 2011. She was also named a “Super Lawyer” in 2011 and 2012.

Debra Bone

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Debra Bone has been with Bill Habern and David O’Neil since 2004. Due to her vast experience and knowledge regarding the Texas Department of Criminal Justice–Institutional Division and her personal experience with a loved one who was incarcerated and successfully completed his parole, she provides a unique insight into this article and service that the firm provides. She began her career with what was then known as the Texas Department of Corrections in June 1986 as a corrections officer at the Darrington Unit.

Demosthenes Lorandos

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Demosthenes Lorandos, PhD, is a licensed forensic psychologist and trial attorney. He is the senior litigator at the litigation firm Lorandos Joshi in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was the leader of the defense team in this case.