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 the grueling criminal trial, which later resulted in an improbable “not guilty verdict” for Mr. Doyle.
Dan sat down with The Texas Lawbook’s Michelle Casady to discuss his experiences and if he anticipates history repeating itself:
“This country is more divided than ever, and a lot of that is driven by Trump’s genius for convincing people who aren’t victims that they’re victims. The left is so far to the left, and the right is so far to the right, there is no middle. And the siloing of media information is frightening. This country is sitting on a powder keg in my view, and there’s no one either cogent enough or effective enough to bring us together.”
Read Dan’s complete interview on Texas Lawbook. (subscription required)