"… a tenacious courtroom fighter with an instinct for the jugular and a keen eye for incongruity."

Philadelphia Magazine


By Steve Young, " As Featured in Philadelphia Magazine"

 

WHETHER IT’S REPRESENTING MAJOR CORPORATIONS, caught in the government’s crosshairs, or winning seemingly impossible acquittals—like the defendant charged with murdering his wife’s lover —where the victim on his deathbed repeatedly identified the defendant; or a Bucks County case where the defendant confessed to supplying his teenage son with drugs for resale; or persuading a federal jury that a client never possessed a gun where his fingerprints were on the weapon, Cogan’s goal is the same: provide the best defense.

“The authorities want to prosecute the criminal. I want to prosecute the crime. Within any crime we may find misconduct, but it's in the digging deeper that you discover the possibilities. My job is to find that possibility and turn it to my client’s advantage.”
Dennis Cogan

Here’s what others say:

“Cogan is the criminal defense attorney who’s not afraid to get his hands dirty. He digs into every case like a miner searching for that one piece of coal that he can compress into a diamond.”
Frank Friel, former Philadelphia police inspector

“... a tenacious courtroom fighter with an instinct for the jugular and a keen eye for incongruity.”

Philadelphia Magazine

“Unique and talented, calm yet powerful, Dennis is the lawyer who’s always thinking outside the box.”
Felicia Sarner, attorney

“If I’m ever falsely accused of a crime, the first person I would call is Dennis Cogan. There is no more dedicated advocate on behalf of the unfairly accused.”
Jim McCloskey, Centurian Ministries

“Dennis approaches each case with meticulous preparation, an unyielding pursuit of justice, and a formidable combination of skill and passion that few lawyers possess.”
Paul Hetznecker, attorney

“There are some who are good at law, others who are good at trial. Dennis is simply the best that I’ve ever seen in my 35 years in court.”
Tom Bello, attorney

Cogan is consistently listed in Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America.


Fumo's all-star defender

Dennis Cogan, described as "relentless and brilliant" says the case was one of his toughtest.

By George Anastasia. Inquirer Staff Writer.

 

It's hard to declare victory when your client is found guilty of all 137 counts he faced, but attorney Dennis J. Cogan said the 55-month sentence imposed on his client Vince Fumo Tuesday was the next best thing. Cogan, one of the city's top criminal defense lawyers, said it wasn't about winning or losing at that point. The prosecution had already won. What it was about, Cogan said, was "justice."

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Making a Difference: The storied career of Dennis J. Cogan

Dennis Cogan, described as "relentless and brilliant" says the case was one of his toughtest.

By Sean Stonefield. Best Lawyers staff writer

 

In his 36 years as a defense lawyer, Dennis Cogan has successfully represented mobsters, drug dealers, murder suspects, white-collar criminals, and major corporations caught in the government’s cross hairs.

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