This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
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.
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.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Temp Judge||City of Mcminnville||2011|
|Owner||Mark O Cottle PC||1997 - Present|
|Attorney||Newton Cottle & Westenhaver||1995 - 1997|
|Attorney||Ekman & Bowersox||1992 - 1995|
|attorney||Banton & Kinsley||1989 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Yamhill Family Law Advisory Committee||Out Of County Member||2010 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar, Family Law Section||Attorney||2003 - Present|
|Washington County Bar Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|J. Ruben Clark Law Society||Volunteer Attorney||2000 - Present|
|Oregon Federal District Court||Attorney||1990 - Present|
|Boy Scouts of America||Scout Leader||2009 - 2013|
|City of Sherwood||Mayor||2004 - 2008|
|Providence Hospital Newberg||Board Member||2001 - 2005|
|City Of Sherwood Council||City Council Member||1994 - 2004|
|CUSTODY||Mother won custody and attorney fees.|
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|FLAC (family law advisory committee)||Self Represented||2012|
|BYU||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|BYU||Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1986|
|Career Day - Middle School||Becoming an Attorney||2012|
Posted by anonymous
I only had a consultation with him and he was VERY unprofessional and rude. He wasn't listening to me and wasted my time. He kept asking me over and over "what do you want me to do, how can I help you"? and basically told me he was too expensive for me! What he doesn't know is I had $3,000 on me that day and would have been able to pay him. I am going to file a complaint against him to the state board because of how unprofessional and disrepectful him and his employee wa. Just find a different lawyer.
Posted by anonymous
Do not use this lawyer for family law! Constantly ignores messages, will not return calls, took several payments and did not apply them to my bill, speaking with other attorneys they found that multiple things were missed or not done, including several basic and standard parts of a divorce and parenting plan. Again, do not use this lawyer for family law.
Posted by Michael
I'm an RN,and know a good judge of character when I see one..Mark is not only a good attorney,he's a good man..He took over my case from another attorney who didn't practice in Yamhill County,streamlined it,and essentially pulverized a "Power Attorney" with opposition....He did it accurately,quickly,and my cost was significantly lower than what I expected..
I've already given Marks name to an aquaintence who will need good representation...
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