James Ray Cottrell

James Ray Cottrell: Attorney with Cottrell Fletcher & Cottrell PC

Biography

Phi Delta Phi. Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 1989-2012. Co-Author, Swisher, Diehl and Cottrell, "Virginia Family Law: Theory and Practice," West Publishing, 1991 (supplemented and revised annually).

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Family Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appeals

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
703-836-2770  Phone
703-836-9086  Fax
www.cottrellaw.com
University Attended:
Virginia Military Institute, B.A., 1974
Law School Attended:
T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, J.D., 1976
Year of First Admission:
1977
Admission:
1977, Virginia; 1979, District of Columbia
Memberships:
Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and American (Member, Section on Family Law) Bar Associations; District of Columbia Bar; Virginia State Bar (Member, 1986— and Secretary, 1987-1988, Vice Chairman, 1988-1989 and Chairman, 1989-1990, Board of Governors, Family Law Section); Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.
Birth Information:
Norton, Virginia, August 9, 1952
Reported Cases:
Netzer v. Reynolds, 231 Va. 444, 345 S.E.2d 291 (1986); Woolley v. Wooley, 3 Va. App. 337, 349 S.E. 2d 422 (1986); Walter M. Cheatle, et al. v. Rudd's Swimming Pool Supply Co., Inc., 234 Va. 207, 360 S.E.2d 828 (1987); Klein v. Klein, 11 Va. App. 155, 396 S.E.2d 866 (1990); Ford v. Ford, 14 Va. 551, 419 S.E.2d 415 (1992); Donald v. Fairfax County Dept. of Human Development, 20 Va.App. 155, 455 S.E.2d 740 (1995) (en banc); Fairfax County Dept. of Human Development v. Donald, 251 Va. 227, 467 S.E.2d 803 (1996); Sozio v. Thorpe, 22 Va.App. 271, 469 S.E.2d 68 (1996); Arbuckle v. Arbuckle 22 Va.App. 362, 470 S.E.2d 146 (1996); Johnson v. Johnson, 26 Va.App. 135, 493 S.E.2d 668 (1997); Arbuckle v. Arbuckle, 27 Va.App.615, 500 S.E.2d 286 (1998); Marks v. Marks, 36 Va. App. 216, 548 S.E.2d 919 (2001); Napert v. Napert, 261 Va. 45, 540 S.E.2d 882 (2001); Stockdale v. Stockdale, 262 Va. 275, 551 S.E.2d 301 (2001); Cirrrito v. Cirrito, 44 Va. App. 287, 605 S.E.2d 268 (2004); Tencer v. Denise, 46 Va. App. 372 S.E. 2d 413 (2005); Rahnema v. Rahnema, 47 Va.App. 645, 626 S.E.2d 448 (2006); Stroud v. Stroud, 49 Va. App. 359, 641 S.E.2d 142 (2007); Kotara v. Kotara, 55 Va. App. 705, 688 S.E.2d 908 (2010).
ISLN:
908166075
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (20 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Principal on 12/04/12 in General Practice

    Mr. Cottrell is at a skill level all his own.

    Mr. Cottrell is at a skill level all his own. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 12/04/12 in General Practice

    He is smart, knowledgeable, aggressive, and prepared. I have know Jim & trial cases against him for over 35 years. He is top notch! The best

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Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (3 reviews)
  • 100% (3 recommendations)
  • Silver Client Champion
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    5.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    5.0/5.0
  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 08/24/17 in Family Law.

    Jim Cottrell is a superior attorney. He has a powerful presence in the courtroom. For family law, he is a leader in his field and his mastery of the law is unmatched. He does not disappoint and works hard to ensure the best results are achieved.

    Jim Cottrell is a superior attorney. He has a powerful presence in the courtroom. For family law, he is a leader in his field and his mastery of the law is unmatched. He does not disappoint and works hard to ensure the best results are achieved. Read less

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  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 08/23/17 in Family Law.

    Referred by a psychologist who says that no one can do better than Jim, I have retained Mr. Cottrell for my family matter for years and I am convinced that he is the best. Jim is a very zealous and professional advocate that every client ultimately n... Read more

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    Referred by a psychologist who says that no one can do better than Jim, I have retained Mr. Cottrell for my family matter for years and I am convinced that he is the best. Jim is a very zealous and professional advocate that every client ultimately needs. Jim has solid legal knowledge, extensive experience, thorough analytical capability and excellent judgement, and honest communication. He is also very kindhearted and responsive to me. You will feel the same when you hire him and his firm. Read less

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