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Cordt C. Akers

Cordt C. Akers

Cogdell Law Firm, PLLC
  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, DUI & DWI
  • Texas
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Summary

Cordt Akers was born and raised in Houston, Texas to a family of attorneys and obtained his law degree at South Texas College of Law. At South Texas, Cordt excelled in the school’s nationally renowned trial advocacy program, earning the title of top trial advocate in his class and being named Regional Champion of the American Association for Justice Trial Competition in 2011. He was inducted into the prestigious Order of Barristers – a national honorary society for those who demonstrate extraordinary advocacy skills. He was also voted Most Outstanding Graduate of his law school class by his peers. Cordt began his career as a Harris County District Attorney, where he spent time practicing in misdemeanor, juvenile, and felony court, trying dozens of cases to jury verdict. As an ADA, Cordt handled hundreds of criminal cases from inception to conclusion ranging from misdemeanor DWI cases to all the way to aggravated felonies. He was quickly promoted to Chief Prosecutor of a misdemeanor court, supervising attorneys in all matters of practice. More recently, Cordt was named a “Top 40 Under 40” criminal defense trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and named one of Houstonia Magazine’s Top Lawyers of 2015. He was also one of only 50 lawyers per year nationwide given the opportunity to train at the Trial Lawyers’ College in 2015, a prestigious exclusive training program for lawyers focused on jury trial work. Cordt’s primary specialty and goal is to seek pretrial dismissal of charges and dispose of cases quickly and quietly. However should the need arise, Cordt loves nothing more than standing before a jury representing citizens accused, and prides himself in being an aggressive and effective criminal defense trial lawyer. While other attorneys may shy away from a tough case and look for a plea bargain, Cordt will not hesitate to aggressively and effectively represent you in trial to get the result you deserve

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • DUI & DWI
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Cogdell Law Firm, PLLC
- Current
Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy
South Texas College of Law
- Current
Assistant District Attorney
Harris County District Attorney's Office
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Education
Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College
Graduate / Trial Law (2015)
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South Texas College of Law
J.D. / Law (2012)
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Honors: Top Trial Advocate in Class Most Outstanding Male Graduate Dean's Outstanding Advocacy Service Award
Activities: National Mock Trial Team Business Law Journal
Tulane University
B.A. / Marketing, Jazz Music (2009)
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Awards
Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers' Association
Top Lawyers in Houston 2015
Houstonia Magazine
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Top Trial Advocate
South Texas College of Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
Cogdell Law Firm, PLLC
402 Main St.
4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
USA
Toll-Free: (713) 426-2244
Telephone: (713) 426-2244
Cell: (713) 397-4070
Fax: (713) 426-2255
402 Main Street
4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
USA
Telephone: (713) 426-2244
Fax: (713) 426-2255