Colin Pogge | Plaintiffs’ Trial Attorney

Colin Pogge


  • 2211 Norfolk Street
    Suite 800
    Houston, Texas 77098
  • 713-655-1405


Colin Pogge is an experienced, dynamic trial attorney who joined Daly & Black to focus his practice on helping those who’ve been seriously injured or treated unfairly. He handles personal injury, first-party insurance, mass tort, commercial, and other plaintiffs’-side cases. Colin is known for approaching every case with initiative, strategic thinking, and a can-do attitude, valuable traits in shaping the outcome of trial.

Prior to becoming a shareholder at Daly & Black, Colin was a trial attorney and partner at Gibbs & Bruns LLP, an elite commercial litigation boutique, for over a decade. Representing both plaintiffs and defendants, Colin went to trial and spearheaded high-stakes and high-dollar litigation in cases spanning a wide variety of areas, including oil and gas, energy and environmental regulations, banking, Ponzi schemes, and other financial fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, real estate, commercial contracts, mass tort, entertainment, trade secrets, excessive use of force, and more.

Colin’s top-notch work has been recognized by his colleagues, peers, and clients, including being named a Thompson Reuters’ “Texas Super Lawyer” and “Texas Rising Star,” and being named in Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List.”   

Just as evident are Colin’s leadership and dedication to community service. Colin is an elected member of the Houston Bar Association’s Board of Directors, and through his HBA work, he has chaired and participated in a variety of HBA committees and organizations, including serving on the Communities in Schools Committee for over a decade and serving as President of the Houston Lawyer Referral Service. Colin also has a long track record of taking on pro bono cases, including over 10 years of experience working with the HBA’s Houston Volunteer Lawyers. In addition, Colin is actively involved in Houston’s efforts to address educational inequity, which was highlighted in the 2020 “Texas Rising Stars” piece, “Colin Pogge’s Teachable Moments.

Developing a top-notch trial practice while maintaining a commitment to community engagement didn’t happen by accident. Colin says it’s a product of how he was raised: “Growing up in Iowa, working hard and being well-rounded were ways of life. My dad, a litigator and city councilman, coached both my soccer and mock trial teams and modeled a strong work ethic. My mom, a former teacher, ensured education was the top priority but also encouraged me to follow my interests in different extracurriculars.” 

Colin carried these values to The University of Notre Dame, where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in political science, minored in the “PPE” (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics) Program, and participated in student council, vocal performance, and the track team. After Notre Dame, Colin joined Teach for America in Houston, teaching 5th Grade within HISD. 

In 2007 Colin started law school at the University of Texas School of Law. As a first-year law student, Colin and a friend won the school-wide mock trial competition, the first of several successes Colin experienced in advocacy competitions while at UT. Colin also served as an Articles Editor of the Texas Law Review. Graduating law school with honors, Colin returned to Houston for a one-year clerkship with The Honorable Sim Lake, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.


University of Texas Law School, J.D., with honors, 2010

  • Order of the Coif
  • The Order of Barristers
  • Texas Law Review, Articles Editor

The University of Notre Dame, B.A., magna cum laude, 2005


  • State Bar of Texas

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Houston Bar Association

  • ​Board of Directors, Position 1 (2023-2025)
  • ​Board of Directors, Position 3 (2020-2023)
  • Communities in Schools Committee (2012-present)
  • ​Co-Chair (2015)
  • ​Mock Trial Director

​Houston Lawyer Referral Service

  • ​​Board of Directors (2021-present)
  • President (2022-2023)
  • ​​President-Elect (2021-2022)

Teach Texas Committee 

  • ​Co-Chair (2021-2022)

​Committee Addressing Homelessness and Hunger (2021-2022)

  • ​​Co-Chair (2020-2021)

Teach for America – Houston

  • ​Board of Directors (2020-present)

Houston Young Lawyers Foundation 

  • ​Charity Golf Tournament Committee (2011-2019)

Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

Houston Bar Foundation, Fellow