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David Cotner

Cotner Law PLLC
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David Cotner
Cotner Law PLLC
Missoula,
 MT

Dave was born in Fort Lewis, Washington. He grew up in Columbia Falls, Montana and attended the University of Montana receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in business and finance.  Dave continued at the University of Montana attending and graduating from the University of Montana School of Law in 1983.

Dave began his career at Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind, P.C. in 1981 as an intern. In 1983, he became an Associate and worked with Datsopolous, MacDonald & Lind, P.C. until 1988. From 1988 to 2002, he worked as an Associate Attorney at Boone Karlberg & Haddon, P.C. In 2002, Dave transitioned his practice back to Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind, P.C. where he was a Shareholder until 2017. In May of 2017 Dave started his own firm, Cotner Law, PLLC. 

Dave is admitted to practice in the State of Montana, the United States District Court for the District of Montana, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Montana, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and U.S. Tax Court.

In his free time, Dave enjoys golfing as well as spending time with his family. 

Areas of Practice

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Banking

Real Estate

Business Transaction Issues

Creditor Representation in Bankruptcies

Entity Formation

Estate Planning

General Business Consultation

Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

Montana, 1983

U.S. District Court of Montana, 1983

United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Montana, 1983

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1991

United States Supreme Court, 2017

Education

University of Montana Law School, Missoula, MT

J.D., May 1983

University of Montana, Missoula, MT

B.S., May 1980

Professional Associations and Members

State Bar of Montana, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Montana Trial Lawyers Association

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Mountain States Super Lawyers

Highest legal rating “AV” from Martindale-Hubell

Recognized in “Best Lawyers in America”


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