Dan L. Cogdell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Houston, TX

Cogdell Law Firm
 | 402 Main Street, 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-426-2244
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Securities Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

As a principal and founder of Cogdell Law Firm, Dan L. Cogdell is an active member of the legal community, serving clients throughout the state of Texas. He is a member of many professional legal organizations including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Houston Bar Association and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Cogdell frequently gives speeches and lectures, and has presented to organizations such as the Dallas Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and Harvard Law School. Additionally, he has appeared in the media on the global, national and local scale on programs such as Larry King Now, the TODAY show and Good Morning America.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1979 from The University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Cogdell went on to earn his Juris Doctor with highest honors from the South Texas College of Law Houston in 1982.

Having over 30 years of experience, Mr. Cogdell has served as a trial counsel in 16 different states and close to 300 cases throughout his career. Among his notable cases was the defense of the Davidians, the followers of cult leader David Koresh. Mr. Cogdell obtained a not guilty verdict and was credited with giving one of the most memorable closing arguments in the trial. He has also handled many criminal matters that resulted in dismissal, including allegations of conspiracy and tax fraud, money laundering and securities fraud.

Mr. Cogdell is an aggressive, passionate, sharp attorney working to ensure the best results for his clients. When he is not handling cases, he may be found racing his motorcycle, an activity he has enjoyed for over 40 years.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense (30%): Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Tax Evasion

Securities Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: White Collar: White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense: Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Tax Evasion

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2017

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About Dan Cogdell

Admitted: 1982, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://cogdell-law.com/attorneys/dan-cogdell/

Honors and Awards:

  • Texas Department of Public Safety Directors Award, 1997
  • Highest Honors, South Texas College of Law
  • Alumnus of the Year by his Law School alma mater, South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas
  • “Thomson Reuters Service Super Lawyers 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015”
  • Best Lawyers 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015”
  • “Woodward White, Inc.
  • Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Featured on the cover of "Texas Best Lawyers" magazine and was voted "Best White Collar Lawyer in Texas" for 2011
  • Houston's White-Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America List
  • Director's Award, Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Lawyer Of The Year, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • The United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • The United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • The United States Supreme Court
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Board Member, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Past President of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, State Bar of Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charge Committee
  • Member, Texas Bar Foundation

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Frequent lecturer and speaker, Harvard Law School
  • Frequent lecturer and speaker, University of Texas School of Law
  • Frequent lecturer and speaker, Texas Tech School of Law
  • Frequent lecturer and speaker, University of Houston Law Center
  • Frequent lecturer and speaker, South Texas College of Law
  • Frequent lecturer and speaker, Dallas County Bar Association
  • Frequent lecturer and speaker, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Frequent lecturer and speaker, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Frequent lecturer and speaker, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Frequent lecturer and speaker, The State Bar of Texas
  • Frequent lecturer and speaker, Houston Bar Association

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • BBC
  • American Justice
  • Nancy Grace
  • Court TV
  • The Today Show
  • Good Morning America
  • Larry King Show
  • 20/20
  • Dateline NBC
  • NBC Nightly News

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., 1979
Office Location for Dan L. Cogdell

402 Main Street
4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 713-426-2244

 

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Last Updated: 5/30/2017

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