McDowall Cotter provides comprehensive legal services in three areas of practice: Civil Litigation; Business Services; and Wealth Preservation.


As individual attorneys, we offer our clients extensive knowledge, decades of experience, and a commitment to continuing education in each area of practice that keeps us abreast of new developments in the law.

Collectively, as a team, we bring multiple perspectives and skills to each client’s concerns. Never is an estate planning document or business contract complete before it is reviewed with possible future litigation in mind. Nor is litigation pursued without the kind of meticulous research and preparation that makes McDowall Cotter documents and contracts virtually unassailable.

Still, we know that the continued success of our practice is contingent on much more than rock solid documents and triumphant litigation. Satisfied clients who feel understood and appreciated ultimately decide our future. For that reason, we have come to think of client service itself as an additional area of expertise, and we present our counsel not in the esoteric jargon of jurisprudence but in everyday language that enables our clients to assume an active role in the legal process.


Memberships & Affiliations

– American Board of Trial Advocates
– Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
– Peninsula Estate Planning Council
– San Mateo County Bar Association
– Santa Clara County Bar Association
– WealthCounsel

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