Spearheaded by Dan Cogdell, dubbed by his contemporaries as a “Texas trial legend,” the Cogdell Law Firm team of lawyers is the right choice to defend serious accusations of criminal conduct. From Federal White Collar offenses to state felony charges, the Cogdell Firm is your powerful advocate. Read some of our past case results below.
All Federal Crimes Fraud & White-Collar Crimes White Collar
USA v. SK, et al (SDTX-Houston Division)
The “Enron Scandal” was one of the great corporate corruption cases in U.S. history, Nevertheless, Cogdell obtained an acquittal for his client on all charges. All other clients in the highly publicized trial were convicted and sentenced to prison. Cogdell’s client was the only criminal defendant acquitted at trial in any Enron-related prosecution. Cogdell’s impressive efforts have been the subject of numerous books and articles about the Enron prosecution.
SOT v. ES, Harris County, Texas
Cogdell’s client, a surgeon, was acquitted at trial of all charges, including Insurance fraud, and practicing medicine without a license.
SOT v. LW-Jefferson County, Texas
A state district judge was charged with tampering with a governmental record. All charges were dismissed prior to trial.
USA V. CD, ET AL-(WDTX-Waco Division)
In the world-famous Branch Davidian trial, Cogdell’s Client was acquitted of all charges in federal court. Six other Defendants were convicted of multiple charges. Cogdell’s success in this matter has been the subject of a 2019 documentary (Waco: In Defense of). Cogdell is also the focus of 2023 Showtime series “Waco: The Aftermath.” Giovanni Ribisi stars as Cogdell in this series.
USA v. CK (SDTX -Houston Division)
The former President and CEO of Continental Savings and Loan was accused of conspiracy, bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud. Cogdell saw to it that he was acquitted of all charges.
USA v. JG-SDTX (SDTX-Houston Division)
Cogdell’s client, an Orthopedic Surgeon, was acquitted of all charges, including wire fraud, health care fraud, and insurance fraud.
SOT v. MK-Harris County, Texas
A cardiovascular and thoracic physician was “No-billed” by Grand Jury after a euthanasia/mercy killing investigation. Cogdell’s client also prevailed following an investigation by the Texas State Medical Board.
USA v. RN (SDTX-Houston Division)
In a high-profile prosecution in federal court, the head of the Texas Department Public Safety Narcotics Enforcement Division was acquitted of Perjury and Obstruction of Justice.
USA v. LR, et al (SDTX-Houston Division)
A United States District Judge entered judgment of acquittal on behalf of Dan Cogdell’s client, finding that prosecution had engaged in prosecutorial misconduct. The prosecutor and an FBI agent were both held in contempt of Court.
USA v. SA, et al (SDTX-Houston Division)
The former New Orleans City Attorney was acquitted of all charges, including Conspiracy, Bribery, and Corruption. Multiple other defendants were convicted of various offenses and imprisoned.
USA v. Judge JP, et al (SDTX-Houston Division)
In the well-known “Houston City Hall Bribery Case,” Cogdell and his client endured two separate trials. Cogdell’s client, who was a former state district judge and city council member, was acquitted of all charges, including bribery and corruption. Multiple other defendants were convicted and imprisoned.
USA v. SB, et al. (SDTX-Houston Division)
A pharmacy owner was charged with Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud. The trial judge granted the Court’s own mistrial motion based on prosecutorial misconduct following six weeks in trial. The Matter still currently pending.
USA v. GK, et al (SDTX-Houston Division)
The case was called the “Spring Shadows Glenn Psychiatric Fraud Trial.” In this high-profile prosecution, Cogdell’s client’s case was dismissed after an arduous six months in trial. He was acquitted of all charges.
USA v. SB (SDTX-Houston Division)
This was an exceedingly difficult case in which an alternative treatment physician was acquitted of multiple charges. Remaining charges against the physician were ultimately dismissed by the Government following two separate trials.
USA v. DS, et al (SDTX-Houston Division)
In another well-known case called the “NASA Operation Lightning Strike Trial,” Cogdell’s client was acquitted of all charges, including Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud and Defrauding the United States government.
USA v. RP, Jr (SDTX-Houston Division)
In the federal Southern District of Texas, Cogdell’s client was accused of bank fraud. The trial ended with his client being acquitted of all charges, including Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, and Bank Fraud. All other clients in the case were convicted of multiple federal offenses.