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Consumer and Commercial Debts

This is CLF’s primary are of practice, and they are highly skilled and experienced in obtaining Judgments’, garnishing wages, garnishing bank accounts and locating assets of debtors.  CLF understands the importance of compliance and privacy and strives to adherey to all of the FDCPA rules and regulations, while still obtaining outstanding results for their clients.

Real Estate Law

CLF can review and draft lease agreements, and assist clients in disputes involving most areas of real estate law (commercial or residential).  Whether you are a home owner, building owner or builder Cottrell Law Firm has the skills and experience to represent you with your real estate legal issues.

Professional Malpractice

Cottrell Law Firm has successfully represented clients who have brought claims against professionals who were negligent in their professional efforts as well as defending professionals.  These are often difficult cases that are well defended by insurance companies who can thwart reasonable efforts by spending large sums on attorney’s fees to fight legitimate claims.  Be sure to hire an attorney that has your best interest in mind when a claim needs to be pursued.

Wills, Estate Planning and Probate

Bill Cottrell has drafted hundreds of Wills, Powers Of Attorney and Living Wills, along with handling many Probate matters.  We do this efficiently and very cost effectively. Protect your family by drafting the documents needed to protect your estate.

Construction and Business Law

Cottrell Law Firm has represented countless businesses with the legal and financial problems they have faced.  William Cottrell has over 30 years of experience in commercial litigation, business consulting, buy-sell agreements, dissolution or winding down of a business.  On a daily basis he advises businesses in most areas of law, including litigation, finance and corporate restructuring.

Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR)

William Cottrell has mediated or arbitrated hundreds of cases and is a qualified neutral under Rule 114.  He can help you come to a quick and successful conclusion to your dispute, keeping legal cost at a minimum.

Sexual Harassment and Abuse

Cottrell Law Firm has represented numerous victims of sexual harassment, physical, and sexual abuse (including victims of clergy abuse).  CLF is extremely sensitive to the specific needs of each client and has satisfactorily resolved every dispute of this nature that they have handled.

Buy/Sell Agreements

Cottrell Law Firm has drafted many simple buy/sell agreements for small businesses that cannot afford expensive attorney’s fees, but need simple agreements when buying or selling a company.
Litigation (Criminal and Civil)

Not all lawyers are litigators, they do not have the court room experience that is necessary to perform well and win in court.  William Cottrell has over 30 years of experience and has handled hundreds of court/and/or jury trials both in Federal and State court.  He has also successfully handled several cases before the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Personal Injury

Cottrell Law Firm has handled hundreds of personal injury claims and has received many large settlements for its clients.  If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, please contact our firm for a free consultation.