Attorney Harold Cogdell, Jr.
Attorney Harold Cogdell, Jr. is a native of Kinston, North Carolina. Mr. Cogdell attended North Carolina A &T State University and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management/Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1991. Attorney Cogdell earned his Juris Doctor degree from the North Carolina Central University School of Law in 1996. During his time at NCCU, Harold was elected class president and humbled to serve as a legal research assistant to University Chancellor and renowned Civil Rights attorney Julius L. Chambers.
Following graduation, Mr. Cogdell accepted a position as an Assistant District Attorney with the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office. On April 1, 1998, Harold founded the Law Offices of Harold Cogdell, Jr., P.C. Since that time, Harold, along with the aid of his dedicated staff, has represented thousands of clients in State and Federal Court before judges and juries. Harold Cogdell, Jr. is a seasoned business and criminal defense attorney that consistently seeks to favorably and promptly influence the outcome of the legal challenge faced by his clients.
Harold has successfully represented clients in Federal and State Courts throughout the State of North Carolina (from Buncombe to New Hanover County) in Georgia and Kansas. Harold currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for the Charlotte Housing Authority and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Horizon Development Properties, Inc. Previously, Mr. Cogdell has also served on the Board of Directors for the Charlotte Chamber, Stratford-Richardson YMCA and N.C. Association of Black Lawyers. Harold is a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist church and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Additionally, Harold has served two terms as a Mecklenburg County Commissioner (Chairman 2011-2012, Vice-Chairman 2008-2011) and one term as a Charlotte City Council member. Harold chose to not run for reelection in 2012 to focus on family and enhancing the expertise and capacity of the Law Offices of Harold Cogdell, Jr. P.L.L.C.