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Proven Results in State & Federal Court

Founded in 1988 by Dan Cogdell, a seasoned trial lawyer known by his contemporaries as a “Texas trial legend,” Cogdell Law Firm represents individuals and entities accused of criminal offenses in all state and federal courts.

With well over 3 decades of experience in criminal defense, Dan has served as lead counsel in nearly 300 cases tried by jury in over 16 states. He has successfully handled a number of high-profile criminal cases, including obtaining a “not guilty” verdict in the Enron litigation, the Branch Davidian trial, and the Houston City Hall bribery case. He is currently serving as lead counsel for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. As the founder and principal attorney at our firm, Dan has an unparalleled record of success that has earned virtually every accolade in the industry.

"It was unbelievably reassuring the reception Mr. Cogdell gets when entering the court room. I knew I was in good hands." - Former Client

A Focused Approach to Your Defense

We take pride in the fact that we focus almost exclusively on criminal defense. Because we are not solo practitioners or attorneys who merely share office space, we are able to effectively tackle extremely large and complex criminal cases or cases that demand seasoned and skilled trial lawyers. Our team is comprised of several highly skilled and experienced legal professionals who are dedicated to our mission of providing the best services possible. We coordinate in a manner that optimizes workflow and resource allocation, which allows us to efficiently scale to handle cases from the smallest matters through very large and well-publicized national cases.

Dan Cogdell has been recognized for his successes in the numerous cases he has handled, and has been bestowed with several prestigious industry honors. He is frequently asked to speak at continuing legal education events, and has been featured on a variety of television programs. Dan has appeared on NBC Nightly News, Dateline NBC, 20/20, Court TV, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and many others.

Why Choose Us?

All cases are serious matters and criminal matters are even more so. They are adversarial by nature, and the other side is typically both well-funded and well represented. The entire system of law enforcement agents, prosecutors, and others who will be working against you creates a real risk to your personal liberty. You need a seasoned and fearless advocate in your corner who will stand up to defend your rights.

Don't jeopardize your future by remaining being underrepresented. Put Cogdell Law Firm on your side and we'll go to bat for you, whether you are facing federal white-collar prosecution, state felony, or misdemeanor charges. We have the experience and the reputation to protect your interests. Our track record stands alone and it shows.

About Our Team

With literally decades of experience, our attorneys have deep expertise in handling even the most complex criminal cases. Our team of lawyers is anchored by three of the brightest attorneys in the industry who have built their careers by going to bat for their clients and winning time after time. When experience matters, you can trust that Cogdell Law Firm has what it takes to get you the results you deserve.

Contact Cogdell Law Firm at (713) 426-2244 to discuss your legal needs.

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Cogdell Law Firm, PLLC.
1000 Main St., Suite 2300
Houston, TX 77002