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Dan Cogdell defends corporations and individuals in high-profile white collar criminal defense jury trials and related disputes. He has nearly 40 years of experience representing individuals and corporations in a broad range of high-profile, bet-the-company white collar and criminal defense matters. Dan has served as trial counsel in more than 300 trials in 16 states, including some of the most highly publicized cases in recent decades. He has successfully won dismissals of charges, jury verdicts, and appeals on behalf of individuals facing allegations of securities, wire, bank, government, insurance, Medicare, tax, and mail fraud; conspiracy, obstruction of justice, bribery, and money laundering; and assault, kidnapping, and murder.


Drawing on his early experience as a briefing attorney for Judge John Onion, former presiding judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, and his familiarity with federal and state law enforcement officials, Dan has an in-depth understanding of the priorities, processes, and standards of judges, prosecutors, and industry regulators.

Dan has represented business executives and owners, athletes, medical professionals, and other individuals from a broad range of industries, including banking and finance, energy, entertainment, healthcare, sports, and utilities. He has also represented a number of appointed and elected government officials targeted in corruption and related investigations.

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

Houston Bar Association

Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association

Texas Criminal Lawyers Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

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