Dan Cogdell is highly regarded as a “Texas trial legend” by his contemporaries and clients. With over three decades of experience in high-profile criminal and white collar defense, Dan has handled some of the most complex and high-profile criminal matters in the nation. Among Dan’s notable representations are the Enron criminal cases (where his client obtained the only “not guilty” verdict), the Branch Davidian trial and the Houston City Hall bribery case. Dan has served as lead counsel in nearly 300 cases tried before juries in 16 states.
Dan’s reputation and results have led to numerous professional honors. Dan has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer every year since 2002, appeared on the Best Lawyers in America list since 1994 and has been name as Alumnus of the Year by his law school. Dan is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only group whose membership is limited to 1% of the lawyers in Texas who have mastered the art of advocacy and meet the highest standards of professionalism.
Dan is a sought-after commentator in the local, national and international media, where he shares his insight and provides thought leadership on recent ground-breaking, as well as historic, criminal and white collar cases. Dan has shared his analysis on pivotal legal issues and arguments on programs such as the NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, The Today Show, 20/20, CBS 48 Hours, Dateline NBC, The Oxygen Network and American Justice.