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Jessica M Cotter

Practice areas:

Family, Wills & Living Wills, Adoption

About Me

Jessica M. Cotter attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law while she worked as an intern for the Family Law Facilitators Office which she gained experience in Child Support and Child Support Enforcement. Upon graduation, she relocated to Glendale, Arizona. Ms. Cotter became a licensed attorney is 2003 and has been practicing since 2003 with her primary focus being family law. She has extensive experience in Title I-VD Child support matters as well as addressing issues involving the Soldiers and Sailors Act. Ms. Cotter is a mediator at the courts specific request, addressing custody and parenting issues. Jessica has received several awards including the Top Pro Bono Attorney award in 2007 and also Attorney of the Month award in November of 2006. Jessica currently practices at her own firm which she started in August 2007. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Family: 60%
    12 years
  2. Wills & Living Wills: 30%
    12 years
  3. Adoption: 10%
    8 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

21 total 

  • Ryan Lynn Jensen

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    Ryan Jensen Estate Planning Attorney
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  • Scott L Levine

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Cotter devotes a generous amount of time answering questions on Avvo. Her contributions are thoughtful, insightful, well reasoned and detailed. Her answers indicate that she is very knowledgeable in the field of family law.

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    Scott Levine Divorce & Separation Attorney
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Contact Info

The Law firm of Jessica M. Cotter, P.L.L.C

20100 North 51 St ave
Suite f-640
Glendale, AZ, 85308

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 200306/01/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Big Thanks Award 2013Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona2013
Top 50 Pro Bono Attorney of the YearArizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education2007
Attorney of the Month AwardVolunteer Lawyers Program of Arizona2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerThe Law Firm of Jessica M. Cotter2007 - Present
AssociateThe Law Firm of Bruce D. Brown, Pllc2004 - 2007
AssociateThe law firm of Joseph Charles2003 - 2004

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
West Maricopa County Bar AssociationPresident2006 - 2007
West Maricopa County Bar AssociationVice President2005 - 2006
West Maricopa County Bar AssociationBoard Member2004 - 2012
West Maricopa County Bar AssociationTreasurer2004 - 2004
West Maricopa County Bar AssociationSecretary2004 - 2005

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In re the Matter of Davis v. Davis 1-CA-CV-11-0687Wife won Lower court order affirmed that there was Jurisdiction

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Arizona State UniversityHistoryBA1998