Prominent Defense Attorney Dan Cogdell Named Among Leading Lawyers in America

Lawdragon list touts white collar defense success

HOUSTON – Renowned trial lawyer Dan Cogdell has been named to the 2024 edition of Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, a distinguished legal guide that highlights the nation’s top attorneys.

Widely known for successfully defending Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in his impeachment trial before the Texas Senate, Mr. Cogdell is the only lawyer listed from Texas who exclusively practices criminal defense.

For video of Mr. Cogdell discussing these honors, click here.

“To be in the company of some truly exceptional lawyers is quite an honor,” said Mr. Cogdell. “It is a pleasant surprise and really speaks to the efforts and success of our entire team. I am thankful to those in the industry that helped make this recognition possible.”

Founder of the Cogdell Law Firm, Mr. Cogdell is known for high-profile cases and specializes in defense work related to obstruction of justice, securities fraud, federal criminal and appellate matters. His most notable case was his successful representation of Branch Davidian Clive Doyle after the Waco disaster. He is a repeat honoree by The Best Lawyers in America, Texas Super Lawyers and the prestigious Chambers USA legal guide.

The 2024 edition of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America guide highlights lawyers that have had significant impact, including an emphasis on recent matters handled. Selection is based on peer-nominations, independent third-party research and thorough editorial evaluation to identify the top attorneys in a variety of legal areas.

Click here to view the full list.

About the Cogdell Law Firm

The Cogdell Law Firm is nationally recognized for trial and appellate achievement in criminal justice, defending serious accusations of conduct in white-collar, federal and appellate matters.

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