Why The Cohen Law Firm Stands Above the Rest

Selecting a parole lawyer can be one of the most impotant decisions you make. Your loved one's chance at freedom and a new life is on the line.

Whether your loved one is being reviewed by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles or has been arrested on a parole violation and is facing a parole revocation hearing, you will want the most experienced and most knowledgeable parole attorney in the State of Texas on your team. The Cohen Law Firm possesses unmatched experience in Texas parole matters and our practice is 100% devoted to the representation of individuals facing parole consideration or parole revocation.

We are committed to serving the needs of our clients and we have the expertise and experience to do so in a uniquely professional manner.

When you set out to choose the right parole attorney, please consider the following before making your decision:

  1. The firm's practice is limited to the representation of offenders in the parole review process and in revocation matters
  2. Gary has over 30 years of experience in Texas parole matters
  3. Gary has been qualified in Federal Court as an expert in Texas parole
  4. Gary is a Co-Chair of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association’s Committee on Parole and Sentencing
  5. Gary is a frequent lecturer and author on matters regarding parole law.
  6. Gary was invited by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to participate in the development of the Texas Parole Guidelines
  7. Gary was invited by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to assist in the state-wide training of parole revocation hearing officers
  8. The Cohen Law Firm is a Martindale-Hubble AV Preeminent Rated Law Firm.

The firm's reputation is exemplary and its commitment to serving the needs of the client are first, foremost and paramount. It's your choice; we hope you choose The Cohen Law Firm for your parole matters.

A Second Chance at Life

My name is Hank Smedley. I spent nearly 24 years incarcerated in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for a violent offense committed when I was only 17.

I learned a lot about parole lawyers early on. Many people will say that you can make your own parole package and do the same thing. And in some instances that may very well be true. But sometimes, like in my case, you need someone who can get the parole people to look beyond that first page in the file. A generic parole package cannot get that done. Nor can a cookie cutter parole lawyer who will accept every case they can get and end up "representing" 4-500 client per year. There is no personal involvement beyond the initial acceptance and fee collection.

In my case, I hired Gary Cohen of The Cohen Law Firm. He was a hands on guy who had few enough clients to where I felt like I was important. He brought in a specialist to give me a psych evaluation, IQ test and the like and then incorporated the findings into my parole package. He kept me informed and abreast of each step of the process. I am not saying everyone NEEDS a psych evaluation. But Gary is cognizant of the needs of each individual case. I used to tell the guys down there that there would come a time when no parole lawyer except Gary Cohen would be able to get me out and that happened on July 31 of last year. I firmly believe that it was his representation that got the parole people to look past the crime at the man I had become and decide to give me my second chance at life.

Hank Smedley

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