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Prominent Defense Attorney Dan Cogdell Named Among Leading Lawyers in America for 2024

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 […]
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“This is a Trial That Should Never Have Happened”

In an extraordinary and historic Texas Impeachment, Dan Cogdell defended Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.  On September 16, 2023, members of the Texas Senate – acting as jurors – acquitted General Paxton of 16 charges alleging bribery, abuse of power, and unfitness of office.  Four other charges were dismissed outright.  Cogdell, along with members of […]
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Texas Monthly: “Star Lawyer” Dan Cogdell for the defense in Ken Paxton Impeachment Trial

Renowned throughout Texas, Dan Cogdell is among the top Texas attorneys representing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in his impeachment trial. The trial began on September 5th and is garnering national attention. Having previously represented many high-profile clients, Mr. Codgell is described by Texas Monthly as: “A lawyer’s lawyer, he’s highly respected by his peers […]
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KPRC-TV: Dan Cogdell on the relevancy of the Waco siege today

Dan Cogdell conducted a lengthy interview with KPRC’s Zach Lashway regarding Dan’s memories and perspectives on the Branch Davidian siege and resulting trials. In the discussion Dan comments on how he became involved in the case, his relationship with his client Clive Doyle through the years, the impact of media coverage, and the relevancy of […]
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The Texas Lawbook: Prominent Texas Criminal Defense Attorney Gets the Hollywood Treatment

Dan Cogdell Gets the Hollywood Treatment   Thirty years ago, Dan Cogdell won an acquittal for his then-client, Clive Doyle, following the 51-day showdown between the Branch Davidian compound and the FBI, which resulted in the death of 76 people’s death.   Today, Dan is portrayed by Emmy-nominated actor Giovanni Ribisi in a five-part Showtime series documenting […]
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CBS News: Actor Giovanni Ribisi – who portrays criminal defense attorney Dan Cogdell – discusses new Showtime series “Waco: The Aftermath”

Emmy-nominated actor, Giovanni Ribisi, sat down with CBS News and CBS This Morning to discuss his portrayal of Dan Cogdell in Showtime’s new limited series, “Waco: the Aftermath.” The series features the disastrous FBI standoff at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, and the subsequent trial of Dan’s client, Clive Doyle.  “When you meet […]
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Dan Cogdell and Waco: The Aftermath

Dan Cogdell is a legal legend in Houston, known for taking on high-profile cases and achieving seemingly impossible victories. But perhaps his most notable case was his representation of Branch Davidian Clive Doyle in the aftermath of the Waco disaster.  It was April 19, 1993, when federal agents raided the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, […]
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