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Dan Lamar Cogdell

About me

I have spent more than 30 years helping all kinds of people get through an incredible array of legal challenges. My background, experience, approach and ability allow my clients to obtain results for my clients that simply cant be replicated by other lawyers. Simply put, my history and skill set make me an invaluable ally for my clients at a critical time in their lives. 


 

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Contact info

Cogdell Law Firm

402 Main Street
4th Floor
Houston, TX, 77002

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%

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Payment types:

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  • Stephen Robert Baxley

    When I was a prosecutor in the late 1990s, there was no lawyer that irritated me more than Dan. This was not because he was unprofessional – far from it – it was because he was always right. His legal knowledge is vast. Moreover, his trial insight and strategy is second to none. Later, when I saw the light and began defending people, Dan and I worked on several federal cases representing co-defendants. My respect for him only grew after working with him in this capacity. He has that level of skill that most only dream of having. I recommend him without reservation.

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    Stephen Baxley Employment and labor Attorney
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  • David S. McKeand

    I endorse this lawyer. Not only do I endorse Dan Cogdell I have actually hired him. When everything is on the line, this is guy you want sitting next to you in the courtroom.

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    David McKeand Personal injury Attorney
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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198207/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Alumni Impact AwardSouth Texas College of Law2014
InducteeAmerican College of Trial Lawyers2011
White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2011
Lawyer of the YearHarris County Criminal Lawyers' Association1999
Directors AwardTexas Department of Public Safety1997
American Jurisprudence AwardsN/AN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerCogdell Law Firm2004 - Present
PartnerHaynes & Fullenweider, PC1983 - 1988
Briefing Attorney, Hon. John F. Onion, Jr.Texas Court Of Criminal Appeals1982 - 1983
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Trial LawyersFellow2011 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1982 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar CollegeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. Russo et al. (S.D. Tex)Acquittal on all charges
State of Texas vs. Ronald JohnsonNot Guilty of Murder and Aggravated Assault
State of Texas v. John ShankNot guilty by reason of insanity
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
State Bar of TexasFEDERAL CRIMES AND DEFENSES2006
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor With highest honors1982
University of Texas System, AustinN/AB.B.A.1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Houston Bar AssociationCell Phone Searches2014
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationSurviving 515 Rusk-Everything You Need To Know About Federal Criminal Cases in Houston2014
South Texas College of Law, Houston, TexasFinal Argument2013
National College For DUI Defense, Harvard University, Cambridge MassachusettsFinal Argument2013
State Bar of Texas, Houston, TexasInteresting Criminal Cases2012
South Texas College of Law, Houston, TexasFinal Argument2012
Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Houston, TexasFinal Argument2012
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Houston, TexasCross Examination in White Collar Cases2011
South Texas College of Law, Houston, TexasFinal Argument2011
State Bar of Texas, Houston, TexasChoosing and Courting a Jury In a Criminal Case2010
State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course, Houston, TexasFederal Crimes and Defenses2010
South Texas College of Law, Houston, TexasFinal Argument2010
Montgomery County Bar Association, Conroe, TexasOpening Statements2010
Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Houston, TexasFinal Argument2010
State Bar of Texas, Houston TexasJury Selection2009
South Texas College of Law, Houston, TexasFinal Argument2009
South Texas College of Law, Houston, TexasFinal Argument2008
South Texas College of Law, Houston, TexasFinal Argument2007
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Houston, TexasFinal Argument2006
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Austin, TexasManaging and Defending the Complex Federal Criminal Cases2006
State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, TexasCriminal Procedure2006
State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course, Dallas, TexasFederal Crimes and Defenses2006
South Texas College of Law, Houston, TexasFinal Argument2006