Houston Criminal
Defense Attorneys

Protect Your Interests
with Proven Legal Counsel

For the past 30 years, Cogdell Law Firm has provided results-driven counsel to the criminally accused. Founding attorney Dan Cogdell and associates J. Dennis Hester and Cordt Akers have proven themselves true forces to be reckoned with in the criminal courtroom.

Highly Esteemed Criminal Defense Lawyer in Houston

Regularly featured in the media and known as the “winning” Houston criminal defense attorneys, our team has successfully secured positive results in high-profile fraud cases, complex federal white collar crime matters, and many others. We are prepared to defend your constitutional rights to the fullest extent.

Proven Trial Lawyers.
It's Who We Are.

Find out what sets our criminal defense firm apart from the others.

Featured in the Media

  • Court TV
  • Larry King Live
  • Nancy Grave
  • Dateline
  • ABC 20/20
  • Good Morning America
  • NBC Nightly News
  • BBC
  • American Justice

Our Practice Areas

Powerful in Battle.
Invincible at Trial.

About Our Attorneys

Pooling together decades of combined experience in the field of law, the attorneys of Cogdell Law Firm possess extensive track records for successfully handling high-profile criminal cases. Our team consists of three heavy-hitting criminal defense attorneys who have earned their reputations by risking it all for our clients and reaching favorable outcomes in the end. This level of experience can make all the difference when it comes to a criminal case. With Dan Cogdell, J. Dennis Hester, and Cordt Akers on your side, you can rest assured that you’re in capable hands. Getting results is what we do best.

Accolades

Cogdell Law Firm

Your Choice When Results Matter Most

Any legal situation is a sensitive matter, but criminal cases typically have the most impact on one’s life, career, and family. With every criminal case comes its fair share of controversy, and the prosecution will try relentlessly to secure a conviction and maximum penalties. All key players of the justice system – aside from your own attorney – are prepared to do everything in their power to see you brought to justice. Only the best legal counsel will do when your entire future is on the line.

Driven, highly experienced, and with the resources to effectively handle your case, Cogdell Law Firm is prepared to deliver the quality of legal representation you need.

Contact Cogdell Law Firm for aggressive defense from a criminal defense lawyer in Houston.

  • Decades of Experience
  • Successful Trial Attorneys
  • Proven Legal Excellence
  • AVVO 10.0 Superb Rated
  • Nearly 300 Cases Tried
  • Super Lawyers

Untouchable When Fighting for You

What Our Past Clients Have to Say
  • “I can honestly say, you were significantly superior.”

    D. S.

  • “Dan always provided us a sense of comfort and confidence, knowing that he had the knowledge needed to process through.”

    Former Client

  • “I wanted to let you know that Mr. Cogdell is an untouchable”

    Lew M.

  • “Thank you both for the help, kindness and hospitality”

    P. W.

  • “Dan saved my life.”

    Former Client

  • “He's extremely knowledgeable and straightforward.”

    MG

  • “Dan was/is consistently professional, informative and 100% honest.”

    DCH

  • “Dan Cogdell definitely lives up to his firm's motto of "When Results Matter Most"”

    Former Client

  • “It was unbelievably reassuring the reception Mr. Cogdell gets when entering the court room. I knew I was in good hands.”

    Former Client

  • “I have tremendous respect for your work and look forward to working with you again in the future.”

    J. C.

  • “Dan is consistently professional, informative and 100% honest.”

    DHS Criminal Defense Client

  • “He always took a fresh look at our options and came up with a winning idea at the end.”

    Alex

  • “Honesty, dedication, integrity and the willingness to stand behind your client at all times”

    M. K.

  • “A Heartfelt Thank You to Dan and Cordt for giving This Family Our Lives Back!!”

    Former Client

  • “The intensity of your focus and preparation is nothing short of incredible.”

    L. R.

Protect Your Record by Putting the Right Criminal Defense Team Behind You.

Start your defense with Cogdell Law Firm.