About Us

McDowall Cotter has served clients in the greater San Francisco Bay Area for more than half a century. In that time, we have established a reputation, in the courts and in the community, for ingenuity, integrity and a common-sense approach to the practice of law.

Our expertise ranges widely, from business counsel to wealth preservation to dispute resolution and litigation. All of our services are rooted in a thorough understanding of the law, extensive experience with trials and appeals, and a longstanding commitment to protecting not only our clients’ interests but also their peace of mind.

We represent corporations, state and local governments, businesses of all description, families and individuals. We are cost-conscious and process-driven. Clients receive concierge-level service from seasoned attorneys, paralegals, and client-service specialists, all of whom employ the most advanced and secure technologies available.

It has been said that in some ways we are an old-fashioned law firm. We believe in civility, value long-term relationships, cultivate a healthy work environment, and provide the highest quality legal representation in matters large and small. And we agree — we are old-fashioned, but then again we’ve been old-fashioned for more than fifty years and still somehow we remain ahead of our time.

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