Joseph A. Cohn, Jr., a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, brings a broad range of experience to the firm, having practiced every type of law with the exception of criminal prosecution.

He has been in private practice for more than 50 years, served as judge of Nueces County Court-at-Law No. 2, and worked as assistant vice president in the general law section of the Coastal States Gas Producing Company.

Judge Cohn is married and has three sons, three grandchildren and one great grandson.

Education: University of Texas (Distinguished Military Graduate, 1950; B.A., 1951; J.D., 1952); Phi Alpha Delta.

Admitted to Bar: Texas, 1952.

Admitted to Practice: U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas.

Practice Areas: Eminent Domain; Civil; Oil and Gas and Real Property Litigation.

Prior Professional Experience: Nye & Cohn and successor firms (Partner, 1953-1967); Judge County Court at Law No. 2 of Nueces County (1967-1970); Coastal States Gas Producing Company (Assistant Vice President, General Law Section, 1970-1976); Wood & Burney and successor firms (Partner, 1978-1996); Cohn, Casstevens & Bircher PC (Shareholder, 1996-2000).

Professional Activities: U.S. Army Reserve (1950-1958, Captain); State Bar of Texas American Citizenship Committee and District Grievance Prosecution Committee, Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, Real Estate Probate and Mineral Law Section; Nueces County Bar Association (President, 1962-1963).

No designation has been made by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for a Certificate of Special Competence in this area.