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Cottrell Law Firm’s goal is to take the worry out of your legal worries. We do so by providing efficient but quality legal services for each and every client. Cottrell Law Firm is a trusted partner for its many clients and corporate organizations. The firm has a top notch reputation with both the judiciary and its cohorts within the legal community.

Please contact Cottrell Law Firm today and let us take care of you. We are conveniently located in Mendota Heights off of Highway 55 near both 35E and 494. Feel free to contact us at (651) 905-0496 or

Cottrell Law Firm, P.A. (CLF) opened in February 2002. Since its opening, CLF has become a leader in the collection of debts in Minnesota, and has just recently expanded into both Colorado and North Dakota.  Mr. Cottrell is admitted to practice in the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) community Tribal Court.   Cottrell Law Firm also has a strong general practice, which includes estate planning, family law and numerous other practice areas. Bill’s common sense approach to law has served his clients well, and he has had great success winning law suits, negotiating settlements and providing sound legal advice to his clients. CLF has grown since its inception and in June of 2013 we moved into a larger office allowing room for continued growth. In 2014, Andrew A. Green, Esq. joined Cottrell Law Firm as an associate attorney.


Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 65%
    4 years
  2. Wills: 10%
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
  4. Mediation: 5%
  5. Other: 10%
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2315 Waters Dr
Mendota Heights, MN, 55120-1163


NDAuthorized to practice law201206/23/2016
MNAuthorized to practice198306/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ProfessorWilliam Mitchell College Of Law2000 - 2011
AttorneyJohn Halpern and Associates1986 - 2002
AttorneyStewart, Zlimen & Jungers1983 - 1986
Credit ManagerHoneywell Int'l, Inc.1980 - 1983
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Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Dakota County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Hennepin County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
North Dakota State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Colorado Bar AssociationN/AN/A
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Minneapolis Star TribuneCredit/Debtor Editorial2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of Minnesota Law SchoolPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
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Credit/Debtor SeminarCreditor/Debtor LawN/A