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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 70%
    29 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Debt Collection: 10%
    4 years
  3. Commercial: 10%
    29 years
  4. Banking: 10%
    29 years



Hourly ($150-300/hour), Contingent (30-50%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Jeffrey Phillip Mathias

    Jim has broad experience having served as a bankruptcy trustee and a comprehensive understanding of bankruptcy from both the creditor and debtor side. James has a terrific national reputation within the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and we often seek his advice. I would encourage anyone fortunate enough to be in Montana and in need of legal services to trust in James.


    Jeffrey Mathias Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

James H Cossitt, PC

PO Box 1889
Kalispell, MT, 59903


IAAuthorized to practice law198606/23/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand
    issued in IA, 1995


    This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    James’s comment: “The reprimand was for failure to withdraw as counsel in a litigated matter where I should have been a witness. I had created the documents for the transaction that was the subject of the litigation and acted as trial counsel to uphold the validity of the matter.”

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerJAMES H COSSITT PC IN KALISPELL MT1999 - Present
AttorneyJames H. Cossitt in Muskegon MI1995 - 1998
PARTNERPayer, Hunziker, Cossitt & Oeth, Ames IA1988 - 1995

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Associaiton, Business Law Section, Ad Hoc Committee on Bankruptcy Court Structure and Insolvency ProcessesChair, Best Practices Working Group2005 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember1996 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember1991 - Present
National Association of Bankruptcy TrusteesMember1988 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
The King Bankruptcy Practice SeriesCracking the Means Test in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases2012
ABA, The Business Lawyer, Vol. 64, No. 1, p. 79Working Paper on Best Practices for Debtors’ Attorneys2008
The Business Lawyer, Vol. 61, No.2, p. 697Attorney Liability Under Section 707(b)(4) of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 20052006

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawLAWJD - Juris Doctor1986
Iowa State UniversityPOL SCIBA, WITH DISTINCTION1982

Speaking Engagements
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