Roger Cossack is a legal analyst who has been serving ESPN since July 2003. He has been providing insight opinion into the legal matters encircling the sports world. He has also been a distinguished Visiting Practitioner in Residence at Pepperdine School of Law.


Roger Cossack has been appearing as the main resource in ESPN’s coverage Congressional and court appearances by the likes of Michael Vick, Jerry Sandusky, Roger Clemens, Kobe Bryant, Roger Clemens, O.J. Simpson and Roger Clemens. His course “Media and the Law” was named as one of the top 22 law classes taught in American law schools by the March 2011 edition of National Jurist magazine. He graduated with B.A. degree from UCLA in 1963 and earned his LL.B, degree from the university of California, Los Angeles in 1966.

Cossack has been working as a defense lawyer and a prosecutor for more than 22 years of practice. Before he started his private practice of law, he was faculty at the UCLA Law School. He is considered as one the highly qualified and experienced law practitioner in the United States who has handled big legal debated in the United States and has served as legal analyst for various organizations.

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Roger Cossack has been a familiar face as host of Open Court TV for the television audiences. Cossack is considered as one of the foremost legal experts of United States and he has been named as one of the movers and shakers of Washington by Vanity Fair Magazine in June 1999. He also has experience of working for seven years as an on-air legal commentator for CNN. He hosted one of the network’s most prominent shows Burden of Proof.

Before joining CNN, Roger Cossack worked as a prosecutor for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. During his tenure in LA Country District Attorney’s office, he dealt with local and federal cases in more than 20 states. In between 1994 and 2001, he covered all the major U.S. legal events such as breaking the Bush V George decision, the disputed election of 2000 and the impeachment of President Clinton. He also argued in U.S. Supreme Court in the United States vs Leon, a landmark Fourth Amendment decision that established the “good faith” in 1984.

Roger Cossack has also authored various books covering the legal aspects. He has served as a writer for legal publications such as California Lawyer, the New York State Bar Criminal journal and the Journal Marshall Law Review.


Roger Cossack has kept his personal life hidden. He has not spoken any word about his married life, relationship, and affairs. He must be a married man and might have some children and grandchildren but there is no any information on these matters. Being a successful practitioner, he might have earned good money but no any source has revealed exact amount of his net worth. To get more information on him, he can be followed on twitter. To meet him personally, he can be contacted at Pepperdine School of a law office.