Professionally, Max rose quickly and prominently as an Assistant State Attorney under George Brautigam and Richard Gerstein to become Chief of the Capital Crimes Division. He then began a notable career as a criminal defense attorney, recognized by his peers as a respected and worthy jurist. Subsequently, he and Gerald Kogan became law partners in Kogen and Kogan, P.A. until Mr. Kogan (no relation) joined the judiciary. In 1983 Max accepted his daughter, Lauren, as his partner in Kogen and Kogen, P.A. Later the firm included his youngest daughter, Cary, as well. Upon retirement in 1991, Max threw himself into his only other passion, greyhound dog racing. For many years he bred and raced greyhounds as Kogen's Kennels. His idea of a social night out was dinner at the track.
Max Kogen....George Brautigam...names you just don't hear much anymore.