John Kelsey Cottrell has been a member of the firm
since 2005. Mr. Cottrell has been involved in all aspects of family law
litigation for over 13 years in the Northern Virginia courts, both as lead
counsel and as assistant counsel, including divorce, equitable distribution of
assets, spousal and child support determinations and child custody matters. He
also routinely negotiates successful settlements to family law disputes.
He has argued multiple times in the Court of Appeals of Virginia and has written
numerous appellate briefs. He is a member of the Family law
sections of the Virginia State Bar and Fairfax Bar Associations. He has
been “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2013 and was recently
selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Cottrell received his B.A. in the liberal arts
from St. John’s College (Annapolis) in 2002.
Mr. Cottrell received his J.D. from the T.C. Williams
School of Law at the University of Richmond in 2005. In 2017 he was selected to Super Lawyers.