Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Celebration of Life for Don Rogers

On Monday, June16, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., there will be an informal celebration of life for Assistant District Attorney and former-Defense Attorney Don Rogers, who passed away early last week.  The event will be held on the the 17th Floor in the Reception Room of the Harris County Civil Courthouse.

Don wanted something informal that would be a chance for his friends, family and fellow Harris County Courthouse folks to reminisce about him.  To keep with those wishes, his friends from the District Attorney's Office have organized the event.  A few of his close friends and Don's nephew will begin with their memories of Don and others will also be encouraged to bring their stories, as well.

Don did not want a solemn event, but a celebration of his life.  Please attend this and share your memories of a respected and loved member of our CJC community.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Don Rogers

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.