The Harris County Criminal Justice world was shocked on Tuesday by the unexpected passing of former-defense attorney and Appellate Division prosecutor, Don Rogers. Don passed away at his home of natural causes.
During our time of overlap at the Office, I did not know Don well, but he seemed like a very nice man from the little that I did know. My friends in the Appellate and Writs Division, as well as the rest of the Office and the Defense Bar have written many kind things expressing their sadness and surprise at his loss.
Don was in private practice as a trial and appellate attorney for twenty years before joining the District Attorney's Office in 2000. Part of his impressive career included working for legendary defense attorney Racehorse Haynes from 1994 until 2000. He even served on the board of directors for the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association.
The arrangements are still pending for his services and I will keep you updated as they become available.