I've been practicing bankrutpcy law since 1986 (FDIC) and served as a chapter 7 trustee from 1988-1995 and am board certified in bankruptcy law: consumer since 1995 and business since 2005.
My practice style is thorough, detail oriented and committed to delivery of high quality advice and counsel to allow clients to make their own choices about the best solution to the problems facing them.
I look forward to hearing from and helping you resolve your problems.
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
updated on 05/31/2013
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' 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.”
|Managing Partner||JAMES H COSSITT PC IN KALISPELL MT||1999 - Present|
|Attorney||James H. Cossitt in Muskegon MI||1995 - 1998|
|PARTNER||Payer, Hunziker, Cossitt & Oeth, Ames IA||1988 - 1995|
|BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY||FDIC, DES MOINES CONSOLIDATED OFFICE||1987 - 1988|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Associaiton, Business Law Section, Ad Hoc Committee on Bankruptcy Court Structure and Insolvency Processes||Chair, Best Practices Working Group||2005 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||1996 - Present|
|American Bankruptcy Institute||Member||1991 - Present|
|National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees||Member||1988 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1986 - Present|
|The King Bankruptcy Practice Series||Cracking the Means Test in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases||2012|
|ABA, The Business Lawyer, Vol. 64, No. 1, p. 79||Working Paper on Best Practices for Debtors’ Attorneys||2008|
|The Business Lawyer, Vol. 61, No.2, p. 697||Attorney Liability Under Section 707(b)(4) of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005||2006|
|University of Iowa College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|Iowa State University||BA, WITH DISTINCTION||1982|
|NUMEROUS||BANKRUPTCY & RELATED TOPICS||N/A|