Dennis J. Cogan & Associates
2000 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19103Get Directions
Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Woodward White) since 1998; Selected by Best Lawyers in America as # 1 Criminal Lawyer of the Year for 2011 in Philadelphia; included in Super Lawyers In Pa. since its inception; Philadelphia DA's office 1972-1976; served there for 3 of those years as the lead homicide prosecutor in 75 cases, all resulting in convictions; 1976-present continuously engaged as a...Show more
Dennis has received 2 client reviews
Posted by: a Litigation client, almost 2 years ago.
Having been a trial lawyer engaged in litigation for forty years I have encountered innumerable attorneys engaged in litigation. My experience is: 1. that there are very few attorneys that excell in trial tactics/logistics, 2. there are very few attorneys who have total command of legal issues, 3. there are very few attorneys that come to court totally prepared on every potential issue, 4. there are very few attorneys whose presence totally controls a courtroom. Cogan is unique in that he excells in all these aspects of representation. As a highly regarded trial attorney stated to me as we we watched Cogan addresss a judge on a complex legal issue, "there is Dennis and then there is the rest of us".
Posted by: PATNILSON, about 2 years ago.
Dennis Cogan is the Da Vinci of the art of law and the very best trial attorney in the country. I am hardly the only person, lawyer or not, who believes that. Mr. Cogan is the definitive embodiment of every desirable characteristic an attorney could have, including creativity, intelligence, knowledge, integrity, work ethic, motivation, meticulousness, street smarts, sincerity, compassion, and fairness. Mr. Cogan's explosive enthusiasm for prevailing in court and winning at life in general is highly inspirational and contagious. His electric charisma (both the star and leadership kinds), dignified aggressiveness, and respectful spontaneity during trials is breathtaking. I should know better than anyone, as Mr. Cogan won all nine of my difficult-to-win cases for me. Amongst Mr. Cogan's hundreds of spectacular, screams-volumes-about-his-superhuman-talent achievements include holding the record for the largest civil judgement against the Philadelphia Police Department and being the lead prosecutor of the homicide unit at the young age of 27 whilst a Philadelphia assistant district attorney. Watching this legendary, larger-than-life god in court is like watching a highly entertaining, brilliantly acted, intricately scripted, and expertly directed Broadway play, sans the frivolous song and dance. I often wondered who was actually running the show, the judge or Mr. Cogan, who invariably commands extreme respect from all involved. Mr. Cogan's youthful looks, endless energy, and infinite passion belie his true age. As expected, Mr Cogan's staff is purely top-of-the-line, from the associates right down to the receptionist. This is a genuine, unsolicited review, not that anyone who knows Mr. Cogan would ever suspect otherwise.
Dennis has received 1 peer endorsement
I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney and firmly believe that he is the finest criminal trial lawyer currently practicing in Philadelphia. His ability to persuade both judges and juries is literally unmatched and - perhaps more importantly - he genuinely cares about the people he represents and the outcomes of their cases. I cannot think of any better attorney to hire should you ever find yourself facing the brunt of a state or federal criminal investigation or prosecution.
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