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.
A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence: A Trial Practice Handbook for Criminal Defense Attorneys
This Guide to Federal Evidence is the only federal evidence handbook written exclusively for criminal defense lawyers. The Guide analyzes each Federal Rule of Evidence and outlines the main evidentiary issues that confront criminal defense lawyers. It also summarizes countless defense favorable cases and provides tips on how to avoid common evidentiary pitfalls. The Guide contains multiple user-friendly flowcharts aimed at helping the criminal defense lawyer tackle evidence problems. A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence is an indispensable tool in preparing a case for trial.
Modern Digital Evidence & Technologies in Criminal Cases
Modern cases need modern defenses, and modern lawyers can't practice with an outdated playbook. This program is a contemporary training that identifies emerging technologies and digital evidence encountered in today's criminal cases and arms you with the tools necessary to combat expert witnesses, prosecutorial overreach, and an uneducated judge and jury. This comprehensive CLE program covers both general aspects of new technologies as well as practical courtroom application and legal challenges to the use of these new technologies.
Top Shelf DUI Defenses: The Law, The Science, The Techniques (2021)
If you are serious about being an effective DUI defense advocate, or if you’re considering adding DUI defenses to your portfolio, you need to know the latest scientific and legal strategies to optimize your success at trial. Learn from the best-of-the-best in the field in this unique CLE Program, updated for 2021.
Defending Modern Drug Cases (2021)
From challenging the arrest and seizure to picking a jury and cross-examining police officers, defense attorneys handling drug cases must be able to construct a defense that will increase the chances of the client getting a positive result for your client.
Effective motion practice, juror selection, and storytelling have never been more important. This seminar will introduce defense counsel to techniques that have been used at recent drug trials to rebut specific claims and overcome the emotion created in today’s criminal legal system.