KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Saturday, August 31 at 12:30pm
Kim Ogg, Harris County District Attorney, is a native Houstonian licensed by the State Bar of Texas in 1987 and recognized as a specialist in Criminal Law by the Board of Legal Specialization since 1992. In 2016, DA Ogg was elected by a margin of more than 100,000 votes on a platform of criminal justice reform. She believes in equal justice, insuring a just process for the victim, the accused, and the community in every case and has focused her prosecutors on public safety by prioritizing prosecution of crimes against people and property.
Kim's legal career began in 1987 as a prosecutor for the Harris County District Attorney's Office. While serving as a Chief Felony Prosecutor, she was appointed Houston’s first Anti-Gang Task Force Director by Mayor Bob Lanier in 1994. Under her leadership, Houston's gang crimes declined by approximately 40%. From 1999 - 2006, Kim served as the Executive Director of Crime Stoppers of Houston, leading that organization to international record-breaking years by capturing thousands of violent felons. From 2006-2016 Kim practiced law with her father, Senator Jack Ogg, and was managing partner of the Ogg Law Firm.
Kim now brings her strong track record of public service and 32 years of professional experience to the position of Harris County District Attorney. During the first two years of her Administration, she has successfully advanced major drug policy and bail reform, diversified the leadership of the District Attorney's Office and effected legislative reform on behalf of crime victims. Kim lives with her life partner of 33 years and their 20 year old son, Jack, in the Heights, along with two dogs, two cats and two horses (not on site)!