The Cogdell Law Firm is known for providing exceptional representation in the area of white collar criminal defense in Texas and throughout the country. In 2011, Dan Cogdell was voted Best White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer in Houston by The Best Lawyers in America. Dan Cogdell was one of the first defense attorneys in Texas to successfully defend individuals charged with fraud in the Savings and Loan scandals in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He continues to successfully defend CEOs, CFOs, presidents and other members of upper-level management who have been accused of a wide range of white collar crimes, including:
- Securities/financial crimes
- Fraud offenses
- Medicare/Medicaid fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Bank fraud
- Wire or mail fraud
- Internet fraud, cybercrime and computer crimes
- Bribery, extortion and blackmail
- Environmental crimes
- Money laundering
- Corporate compliance/internal investigations
- FCPA compliance
White collar allegations most often are filed in federal court. Federal charges are vastly different from charges filed in state court. Federal law enforcement agents and prosecutors will spend many months or even years investigating and gathering evidence before deciding to allege claims of criminal misconduct. Once this decision is made, the prosecutor will present his or her case to a grand jury, seeking an indictment. Consequently, if you face federal charges, the government certainly believes it has already built a strong case against you.
In these situations, your need for an experienced criminal defense trial lawyer is greater than ever. Dan Cogdell has obtained many acquittals in high-profile white collar cases. For example, he achieved the only acquittal of any Enron defendant that went to trial. He has also achieved numerous acquittals in a variety of other white collar cases, including mortgage fraud cases, bank and wire fraud cases, and medical fraud cases.
The Cogdell Law Firm will examine the evidence against you and find any weaknesses in the government's case. If there are inconsistencies or unreliable witnesses, we will expose these problems and seek the best possible result. We have the experience and history to assist you in determining what defensive theories are most viable and to guide you to the path of a successful resolution. One thing that sets our firm apart is our fearlessness in the courtroom. We are determined to prove our client's innocence and show the weaknesses of the government's case to a jury. That having been said, it is not simply bravado that is important, but history and experience coupled with that bravado.
Houston Fraud and Embezzlement Attorney Defending Clients in Texas and Across the United States
The Cogdell Law Firm has the resources and experience to investigate and prepare a defense against complex accusations of fraud, embezzlement and other white collar crimes. Contact Dan Cogdell, Houston's 2011 White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year at 713-426-2244 for a consultation.