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About me

Supporting your community is why I have served for nearly 20 years in community positions.  From coach to Mayor.  Praciticing law is about me helping you.  We have to work together for you to obtain the best outcome.


I am married and the fourther of 4.  My oldest is married and the triplets are soon to be leaving home for college and missions.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 65%
    26 years
  2. Administrative Law: 15%
    22 years
  3. Construction: 10%
    22 years
  4. Debt Collection: 10%
    22 years



Hourly ($200-300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Susan E Snell

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Susan Snell Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stephen C Palmer

    I have known Mark for several years. We have had many cases together. He is a good advocate for his client's needs. I would endorse his services.


    Stephen Palmer Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Mark O. Cottle P.C.

22021 SW Sherwood Blvd.



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension stayed, probation
    issued in OR, 2015


    This means the attorney did something wrong and could have temporarily lost his or her license to practice law. Instead the Hearing Board placed the suspension on hold, monitoring the attorney’s behavior for a period of time.

  2. Suspension - disciplinary
    issued in OR, 2013


    This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

    Mark’s comment: “I was hired to do an "Uncontested" divorce, and given misinformation. 2-3 years later the client still was uncooperative then demanded all his money back. I refused. I am held to a higher standard and understand that. I should have terminated the relationship when I discovered he did have children and a house he failed to tell me about.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Temp JudgeCity of Mcminnville2011
Partnership ServiceYMCA2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerMark O Cottle PC1997 - Present
AttorneyNewton Cottle & Westenhaver1995 - 1997
AttorneyEkman & Bowersox1992 - 1995
attorneyBanton & Kinsley1989 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Yamhill Family Law Advisory CommitteeOut Of County Member2010 - Present
Boy Scouts of AmericaScout Leader2009 - 2013
City of SherwoodMayor2004 - 2008
Oregon State Bar, Family Law SectionAttorney2003 - Present
Providence Hospital NewbergBoard Member2001 - 2005
Washington County Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
J. Ruben Clark Law SocietyVolunteer Attorney2000 - Present
City Of Sherwood CouncilCity Council Member1994 - 2004
Oregon Federal District CourtAttorney1990 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
CUSTODYMother won custody and attorney fees.
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Publication nameTitleDate
FLAC (family law advisory committee)Self Represented2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Brigham Young UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1986
Ricks CollegeN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Career Day - Middle SchoolBecoming an Attorney2012