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Dan Cotter specializes in helping individuals and families who have suffered catastrophic harms and losses across the country. He is licensed to practice in seven states and frequently collaborates with other attorneys in those states to assist in the investigation and prosecution of civil cases.

Dan Cotter was the recipient of the Liberty Bell Award in 2005 from The American Bar Association for his long standing community service working to educate middle school students about the American Legal System.


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  1. Nursing Home Abuse: 40%
    27 years, 100 cases
  2. Medical Malpractice: 30%
    27 years, 100 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    31 years, 100 cases
  4. Estate Planning: 10%
    31 years, 100 cases



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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Law Offices of Daniel W. Cotter, P.C.

150 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue
Suite 225
Decatur, GA, 30030


FLMember in Good Standing200701/11/2016
NYCurrently registered 200603/13/2015
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200001/14/2016
DCActive 198711/29/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law198509/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Liberty Bell AwardAmerican Bar Association2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselThe Maher Law Firm, P.A.2005 - Present
Trial AttorneyLaw Offices of Daniel W. Cotter, P.C.2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeMember2008 - Present
DeKalb County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Virgina Trial Lawyer's AssocationMember2001 - Present
Amercian Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Gwinnett County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2000 - Present
Fairfax County Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jury Awards $24 Million to Husband of Pregnant Wife Killed in 2012 Riverside Hotel Cabana$24 Million Dollar Verdict
$800,000 Settlement Approved After Special-Needs Child Death$800,000 Settlemet
$10 Million Verdict in Death of Disabled Child$10 Million Verdict in Death of Disabled Child
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Boston CollegePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1981