Jessica M. Cotter, Esq.
I have passion for the Practice of Family law. I use this passion to help my clients through a very difficult time in their lives. This passion has led me to achieve things in my career that I never thought possible and at the same time help my clients. I have successfully argued a case at the court of appeals that was published. I have the privilege to mediate cases for the Maricopa County Superior court's family law division as a Judge Pro Tem. In addition to that I also have the opportunity to help parents resolve their issues as a Parenting Coordinator for the court, to prevent further litigation.
I attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law while I worked as an intern for the Family Law Facilitators Office and gained experience in the areas of Title I-VD child support matters. I graduated with Honors for Pro Bono work. Upon graduation, I relocated to Glendale, Arizona. I was licensed to practice in 2003 and have been practicing since 2003 primarily focusing on Family Law. I started this practice in August of 2007 and I have surrounded myself with an associate as well as legal staff with the same passion.
I have extensive experience in all aspects of Family law which include, Divorce, legal Decision making (Custody), Parenting time, Division of property and debt, child support, appeals, domestic violence, Parents rights, Paternity, Title I-VD child support matters as well as addressing issues involving the Soldiers and Sailors Act.
I have received several awards including the Top Pro Bono Attorney award in 2007 and also Attorney of the Month award in November of 2006. I am a past president of the West Maricopa County Bar Association and have served on the Board. I am a member of the Arizona State bar Family law section, Maricopa County Bar association and the Initiatives committee for the Maricopa County Superior Court. In my free time I am a Big Sister for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. I enjoy bible study, yoga, working out, hiking, and cooking, cross stitching, reading, hanging out with friends or just relaxing watching television.