Cary Piel was an all-district football player in high school in Angleton, Texas, on the Gulf Coast.After high school Cary Piel enlisted into the United States Marine Corps. He completed his tour of duty, then received his B.A. degree from the University of Texas in Austin. He was then commissioned into the United States Army, where he was an Infantry Officer and an Army Ranger. After completing his service to his country, Cary returned to the University of Texas School of Law and completed his Juris Doctorate.
Cary has exclusively practiced criminal law since becoming licensed by the Texas State Bar in 1993. He has served as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney at both the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and the Denton County Criminal District Attorney’s Office and has served as a private criminal defense attorney. Cary is Board Certified in Criminal Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has conducted more than 250 jury trials. He has been featured on multiple national television programs for his successful prosecution of complex murder cases. Cary has studied advanced forensics under nationally renowned forensic and crime scene experts in the following areas: Blood Stain Pattern Analysis, Shooting Incident Reconstruction and Crime Scene Reconstruction and is a former Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law at Texas Woman’s University.
Cary serves as a special prosecutor in cold case homicide. His most recent case, as a special prosecutor, was Cooke County.
Blood Stain Pattern Analysis
Shooting Incident Reconstruction
Crime Scene Reconstruction
Jack Sneed Award, Texas International Association of Arson Investigators for Outstanding Achievement in Arson Investigation
Dateline: Behind the Badge
Snapped: Rhonda Orr
Criminal Law, The Texas Board of Legal Specialization
The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1992
University of Texas, Austin, 1986
Vanished Without a Trace, The Texas Prosecutor
He Almost Got Away with Murder, The Texas Prosecutor
Honors and Awards
Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Past Employment Positions
Jackson & Hagen
Denton County Criminal District Attorney's Office
Harris County District Attorney's Office
Law Office of Cary Piel