This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
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.”
|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||LAW||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|Iowa State University||POL SCI||BA, WITH DISTINCTION||1982|
|NUMEROUS||BANKRUPTCY & RELATED TOPICS||N/A|
Robert Bell, Commercial real estate Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Few lawyers in the region can match Jim's expertise in bankruptcy law. Having worked alongside him on several cases, I can attest to his knowledge and analytical capability in this highly technical area of the law.
Jeffrey Mathias, Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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.