We were all saddened to learn today of the passing of Joe Roach, a long-time defense attorney, former prosecutor, and Houston City Councilman.
Joe was a familiar face at the CJC and was well-known advocate for his clients. He was smart, persistent and good in trial.
At the time I first met him, he was long since past his days as a prosecutor and a City Council member, but he loved to tell stories about his time with the Office. If I recall correctly, he told me that he had made Felony Chief in under four years.
He always had a kind word and always asked about my son. I always appreciated that. I will miss seeing him around the courthouse.
My condolences go out to his wife and three children.