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Sean B. Teare

  • Position: Attorney
  • Email: sean@cogdell-law.com
  • Phone: (713) 426-2244

Sean Teare is a lifelong prosecutor who now brings that experience and expertise to clients of the Cogdell Law Firm.  Until recently, Sean served in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office as a Division Chief of the Trial Bureau.  He handled high-profile cases in all the courts within the Division. He supervised 42 attorneys and support staff across 7 district courts in the Felony Trial Bureau.

Additionally, Sean supervised the Office’s Vehicular Crimes Division. In this role, he supervised 6 prosecutors and support staff. Sean was responsible for the charging decision on all vehicular related fatalities in Harris County. In this role, Sean personally responded to more than 200 fatal traffic scenes and often briefed the media at the scene.

Sean is a highly sought out public speaker and has lectured to police officers and prosecutors across the country about the handling of investigations and prosecutions of Intoxication Manslaughter cases.

Prior to his time at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Sean was a Senior Associate at Heard Robins Cloud, LLP where he handled two significant mass tort dockets: Risperdal (over 2,100 cases) and NFL concussion (over 500 cases).  At the same time, Sean spent substantial time in the courtroom, sharpening his trial skills in all varieties of civil law matters. 

  • University of Houston Law Center
    • J.D. 2007 (Five time traveling member of UH Mock Trial Team)
    • 2006 Best Closing Argument Award, National Trial Advocacy Competition
  • University of Houston
    • B.A. in History, 2004
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Texas District & County Attorneys Association
  • Texas District & County Attorneys Association Training Committee, 2018-2022