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Anthony Osso

  • Position: Attorney
  • Email: janthonyosso@cogdell-law.com
  • Phone: (713) 962-9458
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Anthony Osso is a Houston defense lawyer who has established a reputation for vigorously defending clients in federal and state court. Anthony specializes in a variety of criminal matters, which include but are not limited to white-collar crimes, RICO Act crimes, conspiracy crimes, homicides, fraud and money laundering crimes, investigations, narcotics, sexual assault, assault and misdemeanor crimes. 

Praised by Texas Monthly for his precision during cross-examination and hailed by talk show host Michael Berry as part of the “next generation of star lawyers,” Anthony’s legal prowess is widely celebrated. In addition to defending clients of Cogdell Law Firm, Anthony is frequently sought after by news to provide expert commentary on current legal affairs. 

Anthony is best known for his cross-examination of the former Deputy Assistant Attorney General during the impeachment trial of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton where Paxton was ultimately acquitted of all 16 counts including bribery and abuse of power.

Anthony has obtained successful results through trial for clients charged with crimes ranging from healthcare fraud to murder, but his abilities are not limited to trial alone. Anthony understands that certain cases can be resolved successfully before the need for trial arises and recently, he secured a “no bill” by the grand jury in a high-profile case involving Exxon’s Vice President of Global Operations who was accused of sexual assault. 

Before joining Cogdell Law Firm, Anthony served as an Assistant DA for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, the nation’s third largest District Attorney’s Office where he was a “line prosecutor” in the Trial Bureau Division. Anthony spent every day inside the courtroom and quickly worked his way up to Senior Felony Trial Attorney where he singlehandedly prosecuted numerous first-degree violent offenders. After maintaining a near perfect trial record, Anthony was recruited into the Office’s Domestic Violence Division and was responsible for 40 active murder cases. In this position, Anthony successfully served as first chair on numerous first-degree murder trials involving intimate partner violence. 

His years of experience prosecuting criminal cases at all levels not only gives him an edge when connecting to juries, but also unique insight in navigating the complex issues that individuals face when charged with a crime. He understands how to fight the government by analyzing cases from different positions. Through this knowledge, expertise, and willingness to listen, he makes the most challenging times in his clients’ lives more manageable.

Anthony began his legal career at South Texas College of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude. At South Texas, he distinguished himself by competing nationwide in moot court and mock trial competitions and became a National Champion. Anthony was honorarily inducted into The Order of Barristers – an honor society for lawyers who demonstrate exceptional skill in trial advocacy, oral advocacy, and brief writing, and is still asked to return to his alma mater to teach future lawyers about trial advocacy. 

Beyond the courtroom, Anthony actively engages with media relations for high-profile cases. In his free time, Anthony enjoys time on the water, golfing, traveling, and above all, spending time with family and friends. 

  • J.D., South Texas College of Law; Magna Cum Laude; 2018  
  • B.B.A. , University of Mississippi , Cum Laude; 2016  
  • State Bar of Texas 
  • United States District Court District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas 
  • Honorary Order of Barristers 
  • 1s Place in the August A. Rendig’s National Product Liability Moot Court Competition 
  • Harris County District Attorney’s Office 
  • Assistant District Attorney, 2019 – 2023