The Cohen Parole Law Team

Meet Gary Cohen,

principal lawyer on The Cohen Parole Law Team

Gary J. Cohen graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1970 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He received his JD degree from the University of Texas in 1973 and entered private practice at that time as a criminal defense attorney. In 1987 with the advent of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines he began concentrating in the area of sentencing. His practice soon began to shift to representing Texas inmates in the parole review process and in parole revocation proceedings.

For over two decades now, Gary has focused his practice 100% on the field of parole related matters. Gary is a co-chair of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Committee on Sentencing and Paroles. He has testified as an expert witness in sentencing and parole matters before various legislative committees; has consulted with the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles in the reformation of their parole guideline system; and has been invited by the Board to assist in the training of revocation hearing officers throughout Texas. He has written and has lectured extensively in all matters related to parole law in Texas.

Best Parole Attorney in Texas

My grandson at age 16 accepted a plea bargain of 25 years after an attorney took his money and ran. A good attorney should not have had any trouble convincing a jury that it was self defense and not murder. After serving 12-1/2 years, he had his first review for parole this year. He was represented by Gary Cohen (from Austin Tx) and was granted parole in September.

Mr. Cohen has done a superb job of representing him. He visited my grandson several times and was open and personable to myself and other family members. He had done an enormous amount of research into the case, and had a phenomenal presentation at the hearing with a parole board member. My daughter and I were allowed to speak at the hearing also and we saw that Mr. Cohen was professional, yet very down to earth. I am delighted to highly recommend Gary Cohen for anyone in a similar circumstance. His fee is pricy, but remember the old saying, “You get what you pay for”.


When I needed a parole lawyer, my attorney said to me: “Gary Cohen is the best in Texas”. And he was right. Gary Cohen was instrumental in obtaining parole for our beloved brother. He has a very sharp understanding of the complexities of the Texas parole system and was able to leverage his wealth of experience and professional connections to deliver a positive result for our brother. In addition, Gary was highly supportive, courteous and understanding to us as he led us through the complicated and lengthy parole process. We would not hesitate to recommend Gary. Thank you again Gary!

Jorge R

Gary Cohen impressed me as an attorney by being professional and just caring. I found out early by research & reviews that he was considered one of the best parole attorneys in Texas & he didn’t disappoint! From day 1, I knew I was in capable hands! The parole packet he & his team prepared was incredible, written by caring & empathetic people. The detail, the photos, the way is was written was superb! There is no guarantee of outcome, of course, but I can assure you he & his team will do everything in their power to represent you or your loved one at this crucial time. They are easy to talk to & easy to reach. In our case, my loved one received an FI-1, and we couldn’t be happier with Gary & staff!

David P.