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  • CLG Team Profiles

    Quality, Affordability, and Business Acumen

     

    Cogent has assembled a team of talented, sharp, savvy lawyers to offer clients exactly what they want, as they want it: fast, efficient legal advice generating quantifiable and affordable business results. The Cogent team has varied backgrounds including: a) years practicing with the most prestigious law firms b) senior positions with major corporations and federal government agencies c) experience as founders and C-suite members of high-tech companies

    Click on any Cogent profile picture to learn more about a person's skill set.

    tgoldstein@cogentlaw.co,

    202-669-4585 (phone)

    Founder & Partner

    • Yale Law School, JD
    • Haverford College, BA

    esmith@cogentlaw.co

    703-615-3555 (phone)

    Managing Partner

    • Georgetown University, J.D., magna cum laude 
    • Georgetown University, M.B.A. 
    • GMI Engineering and Management Institute, B.S. 

    Senior Partner

      • George Mason University School of Law, J.D.  
      • George Washington University, M.A.  
      • Cornell University, B.A. 

      Senior Partner

      • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D (cum laude
      • Harvard College, B.A. (magna cum laude)

      Partner

      • The George Washington University, LLM
      • The George Washington University, J.D.
      • University of Florida, B.A. (cum laude)  

      soster@cogentlaw.co

      202-596-5291 (phone)

      202-747-5862 (personal fax)

      Partner

      • Columbia University School of Law, J.D. (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
      • State University of New York at Albany, B.A. (magna cum laude)      

      esorokina@cogentlaw.co

      240-481-8946 (phone)

      Attorney

      • Moscow State Law Academy, J.D equivalent
      • American University Washington College of Law, LL.M.

      Chi Chi Okogbue

      Attorney

      Attorney

      • University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center), J.D. 
      • Loyola University of Maryland, B.A. 

      Attorney

      • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.
      • Loyola University of Maryland, M.B.A.
      • American University, B.A. 

      Of Counsel

      • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
      • University of Virginia, B.A.

      Of Counsel

      • College of William & Mary, J.D.
      • St. John's College, B.A.

      atoulon@cogentlaw.co,

      571-357-9834 (phone)

      Legal Consultant

      • George Washington University Law School, LLM
      • Nottingham Law School, JD equivalent
      • Dominica State College, BA
    • Bar Admissions

      Where Cogent attorneys are admitted: (We have affiliates in most of the 50 states)

      District of Columbia

      • Evan Smith
      • Evgenia Sorokina
      • Geoffrey Mason
      • Jessica Childress
      • Stacey Burton
      • Steve Oster
      • Travis Pittman

      DC Court of Appeals

      • Steve Oster

      Illinois

      • Thomas Goldstein

      Maryland

      • Andrew Hirsch
      • Geoffrey Mason
      • Paula Miller
      • Jessica Childress

      New Jersey

      • Joseph DiDonato

      New York

      • Evgenia Sorokina
      • Geoffrey Mason
      • Stacey Burton

      Virginia

      • Andrew Hirsch
      • Evan Smith
      • Travis Pittman
      • Jessica Childress

      US Bankruptcy Court

      • Andrew Hirsch

      US Court of Appeals

      • Evan Smith (Federal and Fourth Circuit)
      • Geoffrey Mason (Federal, Fourth, and Eighth Circuit)
      • Jessica Childress (Fourth Circuit)
      • Steve Oster ( Federal and Third, Fourth, Eleventh Circuits and DC Circuit)

      US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

      • Stacey Burton

      US District Court

      • Andrew Hirsch
      • Evan Smith (Eastern District of VA)
      • Geoffrey Mason (District of MD)
      • Jessica Childress (District of MD, Eastern District of VA, Western District of VA)
      • Joseph DiDonato (District of NJ)
      • Travis Pittman (Eastern District of VA)
      • Steve Oster (District of Columbia, MD,  Northern District of CA, Central District of CA, Northern District of NY)

      US Court of Federal Claims

      • Stacey Burton

      US Patent and Trademark Office

      • Evan Smith
      • Geoffrey Mason
      • Joseph DiDonato

      US Supreme Court

      • Evan Smith
      • Jessica Childress
      • Stacey Burton
      • Steve Oster