Kim works to make our community safer

A native Houstonian, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg has dedicated her professional life to public safety. She began her career as a front line prosecutor with the Harris County DA's Office, rising to the level of District Court Chief and specializing in the prosecution of gangs and organized crime. She served as Houston's first Anti-Gang Task Force Director, the Executive Director of Crime Stoppers of Houston, and the managing partner of her family's law firm. In 2016, Kim Ogg was elected your District Attorney. She was re-elected to a second term in 2020 by a margin of more than 110,000 votes.

The District Attorney is the top law enforcement official in Harris County and, under Texas law, is charged with prosecuting all violations of state law in the county. Her authority is explicit in the Texas Constitution, with the job of prosecution defined as one "not just to convict, but to seek justice" in every case.

In operation, DA Ogg manages the largest public law firm in the Southwest: 350 prosecutors, 110 police investigators, and 450 legal support staff. Her team represents the people of Texas daily at more than 100 court dockets in 55 courts. The DA's Office supports 86 different law enforcement agencies employing more than 14,000 peace officers and files 85,000-100,000 felony and misdemeanor cases annually. Crimes range from minor law violations to capital murders and DA Ogg and her team have successfully prosecuted some of America's most notorious criminals.

Kim's passion for service as your District Attorney is traceable to her mother's experience as a crime victim. At 21 years old, Connie Ogg was kidnapped by a serial rapist. She saved her own life and escaped her attacker by jumping from the fast moving car in which she was confined. Kim's mother survived, but not without scars.

Reflecting on her mother’s experience, DA Ogg is respectful of the trauma endured by crime victims, along with their need for offender accountability, restoration, and justice. Kim promotes progam alternatives to jail for non-violent offenders, while laser-focusing her prosecutors on violent crimes.

DA Kim Ogg brings 36 years of criminal justice expertise to the job and is recognized by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in criminal law. Kim and her life-long partner, Olivia Jordan, live in the historical Heights with their 'mostly terrier,' Cricket, their two cats, Bonnie & Clyde, and their son, Jack Justus Jordan, a rising 2L at UT School of Law.