"Mr. Coghlan is genuinely preeminent in the practice of law. He's one of only a handful of lawyers I've ever met who has mastered both civil and criminal litigation."
"Mr. Coghlan is highly respected and well regarded by lawyers and judges alike. "
“One of the best lawyers in the state. Always prepared. Always innovative. Always practical.”
Ken is one of the finest lawyers in the State of Mississippi.
Ken is an outstanding lawyer respected and regularly used by other lawyers to assist on their most difficult cases.
'Ken Coghlan is one of the brightest and best attorneys in North MS. He uses sound logic and reason in defending his clients.'
"I have known Ken since he was in law school. He is a fine man and great attorney on both civil and criminal matters."
"Ken is an outstanding lawyer respected and regularly used by other lawyers to assist on their most difficult cases."
"Excellent lawyer with highest ethical standards."
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David Rabhan, grew up in Georgia and is a lifelong friend of President Jimmy Carter. David was President Carter’s personal pilot for many years, and introduced President Carter to Martin Luther King, Sr. After serving in World War II, and later in the United States Army Special Forces, David became a successful business man in Iran. After the 1979 Iranian Revolution when the Shah of Iran took control of Iran David was imprisoned as an alleged spy for the United States due to his close ties with President Carter. After leaving the presidency, President Carter described Rabhan as "a hostage." While imprisoned in Iran David was taken before a firing squad on at least two occasions and then granted a last minute reprieve on both occasions. David was held as a spy by Iran until 1992 when, with the help of President Jimmy Carter, he was finally released by Iran, flown to Zurich and finally returned to the United States.
After returning to the United States David started a large catfish business only to be charged with a $10,000,000 criminal bank fraud case in Federal Court where he was represented by Ken Coghlan. After several years of complex litigation, and two successful appeals to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals all but one minor charge was dismissed and David was released with no jail time. The published decisions in this case can be found at U.S.A. v. Rabhan, 628 F. 3rd 200 (5th Cir. 2010); and U.S.A. v. Rabhan, 540 F.3d 344 (5th Cir. 2008)e.