Ty Cobb Net Worth 2018: How Much Is The Attorney Worth?

Ty Cobb is an American lawyer. No, he doesn’t play baseball, nor was he part of the first class of inductees into the Hall of Fame. He is, however, a distant descendant of the late MLB great with the same name.

Attorney Cobb is an experienced lawyer with a long track record of defending corruption cases and white-collar crime. He was a partner at Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C. until July 2017, when he joined the Trump administration’s legal team. He joined the president’s special counsel, serving as part of the legal team that is handling the ongoing Russian investigation. In May 2018, Cobb announced he plans on leaving the White House and his position at the end of the month.


Ty Cobb Net Worth As Of 2018: $25 Million

When Cobb was brought on to Trump’s legal team he was given a salary of $179,000 – a far drop from what he was making at Hogan Lovells as one of their top corruption lawyers. Let’s take a look back at how this non-baseball playing Cobb made it to the White House.


Early Life

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There’s some more shuffling happening at the White House. Ty Cobb, the lead White House lawyer handling the president's response to the Russia investigation, is set to leave his post at the end of May, according to White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. "For several weeks Ty Cobb has been discussing his retirement and last week he let Chief of Staff Kelly know he would retire at the end of this month," Sanders said. Cobb has been an outspoken advocate on Trump's legal team for cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller's probe. He's been a steadying voice since his arrival last summer in urging the president against tweeting about the Russia investigation. He also helped coordinate the White House's document production effort and lined up more than two dozen interviews between Mueller and current and former Trump White House aides. 📷 @apnews

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Cobb, born in 1950, is the son of Grover C. Cobb, a Kansas radio station owner who was senior executive vice president of the National Association of Broadcasters. He spent his childhood in rural Kansas, before receiving his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and his J.D. from Georgetown Law Schoool.


1976-1988

President Trump is replacing White House lawyer Ty Cobb with Emmet T. Flood, who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment, @nytimes reports. https://t.co/9f4QQZoFyY

— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) May 2, 2018

Cobb served as a law clerk for a federal judge, and then in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Baltimore as chief of the criminal section and head of the region’s drug enforcement and organized crime task force. In 1986, he joined the Baltimore law firm Miles and Stockbridge. Two years later, he joined Hogan & Hartson, which became Hogan Lovells.


1988-2016

MORE: The news of Ty Cobb's retirement comes as Emmet Flood, Bill Clinton's attorney in the impeachment proceedings in the 1990s, is expected to join the White House legal team https://t.co/CddPC2kdln pic.twitter.com/O0DD6aRz4O

— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 2, 2018

Throughout the 90s and into the 2000s, Cobb made a name for himself as one of Hogan Lovells’ top corruption lawyers. In the 90s, he served as special trial counsel during an independent investigation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Cobb successfully defended Hudson Foods against allegations that its executives lied to investigators after a recall of beef tainted with E. coli. The executives were acquitted on all charges. Other high-profile clients have included John Huang, Mary McCarthy, AIG, Office Depot, and IBM.


2017-Present

In July 2017, Cobb joined the White House to manage matters related to the ongoing investigations into Russian election interference. Up until his departure in May 2018, Cobb was part of the White House internal legal team and reported directly to President Trump. Cobb said that he accepted the White House assignment because “it was an impossible task with a deadline.” He elaborated further that he had “rocks in his head and steel balls.” Cobb was recommended to Trump by John Dowd, who was a member of his private legal team.

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