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

Philadelphia Magazine

Dennis J. Cogan

Mr. Dennis J. Cogan is with the firm of Dennis J. Cogan & Associates in PhiladelphiaMr. Cogan focuses his practice on criminal defense and civil rights.  In criminal defense practice, Mr. Cogan handles cases at both the trial and appellate level and in state and federal court.  In civil rights cases he concentrates his practice on wrongful prosecution.

Mr. Cogan has served on the Criminal Procedural Rules Committee of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and was appointed by Senator Arlen Specter to the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has numerous radio and television appearances including "60 Minutes," "Phil Donahue Show" and Evening Magazine.

A well known and respected attorney, Mr. Cogan is listed under Woodward & White's "The Best Lawyers in America," Philadelphia Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in Philadelphia" and in "Super Lawyers Magazine." He has received frequent acclaim in the Philadelphia press. Philadelphia Magazine referred to Mr. Cogan as having "an astounding record of acquittals in federal court," and stated that he "is a tenacious courtroom fighter with an instinct for the jugular and a keen eye for incongruity."


Dennis Cogan, the passionate mercurial defense attorney, who's among the most feared and revered in town.

"The Mind Of Myla" Philadelphia Magazine

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

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