Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP

For more than 50 years, our exceptional litigators at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, have been serving clients in the Los Angeles, California, San Francisco and New York areas. We have experience representing people on both sides of the courtroom through a variety of issues, including consumer protection, employment law, elder abuse, defective products, personal injury, commercial law and intellectual property disputes.

Thanks to our client-centered approach to every case, our law firm has earned a reputation for delivering logical, comprehensive representation. The attorneys at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, are constantly researching new ways to bring about a positive resolution, using innovative tactics to save our clients time and money while still targeting their goals.

Both collectively and alone, our team members have earned numerous recognitions in the legal community. They have received awards from the Consumer Attorneys of California, The National Law Journal and The Best Lawyers in America. Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, also received the San Mateo County Bar Association's Diversity Award for our dedication to inclusion in our firm. The diverse makeup of our firm strengthens our strategic position by providing a variety of perspectives on each case.

These accomplishments and many others are due to the volume of success we have had representing individuals, corporations, shareholders and municipalities. Examples of our achievements include securing a $46.5 million jury verdict for clients who suffered losses due to a Ponzi scheme. We also obtained more than $1.8 million for a client who was injured while at a nursing home.

When we are not focusing our energy on a client, we are highly involved in the community. Many of our attorneys serve local organizations such as Second Harvest Food Bank and global entities like The Share Foundation.

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Litigating in Probate Versus Civil Court: Factors to Consider Legal Assistance for Seniors Conference, May 17, 2016

Presentation to CANHR CCRC Panel, April 30, 2016

“Continuing Care Retirement Communities: Continuing Care Contracts/Frequently Asked Questions, April 20, 2016

Speaking Engagements
American Association for Justice 2016 Annual Convention, July 23, 2016

Practice Areas

  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Antitrust Litigation
  • 10%Consumer Law
  • 10%Elder Law
  • 10%Environmental Litigation
  • 10%Intellectual Property
  • 40%Other

All Practice Areas

  • Antitrust Litigation
  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Business/Corporate
  • Consumer Law
  • Elder Law
  • Employment Litigation: Defense
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • Securities Litigation

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