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If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. Justice Louis Brandeis (1856 –1941 was an American lawyer dubbed the “People’s Lawyer” that rose to become an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1916 to 1939.
“It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.” Voltaire (1694-1778 -a French writer, historian and philosopher famous for his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state).
“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” Charles de Montesquieu (1689-1755 – a French lawyer famous for the separation of powers theory, which is implemented in many constitutions throughout the world).

Federal Criminal Defense

Attorney Cogdell has been able to assist governmental officials to quickly sift through unfounded allegations; aid law enforcement officials in developing a more complete understanding of the facts and bring closure to investigations before formal charges are brought that may cause irreparable harm to a client’s reputation. Attorney Cogdell will never take your reputation, freedom or future more...


State Criminal Defense

With over 20 years of experience practicing law, Harold is a seasoned criminal defense attorney that consistently seeks to favorably and promptly influence the outcome of the legal challenge you or your organization faces.  An in depth understanding of criminal law and procedural processes can be the difference in the outcome of any case.. read more…



Business | Corporate

An in depth understanding of contract and employment law, how to protect your client’s intellectual property rights and how to favorably influence regulatory processes can make the difference in the long term business success of any organization. Clearly establishing in written agreements the expectations of owners, executive leadership, vendors and customers produces strong and stable business relationships. read more…