Cottrell Fletcher & CottrellPC


5845 Richmond Highway, Suite 800
Alexandria, VA 22303

703-836-2770    |     703-329-1100

About Us

We are a long-established firm, founded in 1962. Since 1977, when James Ray Cottrell joined the firm, it has grown to become a premier collaboration of skilled and experienced family law attorneys and staff. We are client centered and take pride in assisting our clients and their families achieve the best possible outcome during one of the most turbulent events in their lives. It is important during this time to have the counsel of an experienced and reputable attorney working for you and your family’s best interest while maintaining your respect and dignity.

 All four lawyers of the firm have been listed and rated in Best Lawyers in America .  Best Lawyers in America recognizes James Ray Cottrell, David H. Fletcher and John K Cottrell as industry leaders.  In addition , Amy W. Spain is listed in the inaugural 2021 edition of "Ones to Watch".  Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be included, a listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded within the legal profession as a singular honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more information on this prestigious listing and recognition, click here.

James Ray Cottrell, David H. Fletcher, John K. Cottrell have all been rated “AV” by their peers, the highest possible designation of competence and ethical practice given by Martindale-Hubbell, the oldest attorney directory in the United States. As a result, the Firm has also been designated as a “Preeminent Law Firm” by Martindale-Hubbell due to this extraordinary ranking of all its named attorneys.

Our firm has also been selected for inclusion in U.S. News—Best Lawyers and Best Law Firms  in the top tier in family law in the metropolitan area (DC-VA- MD) for many consecutive years. The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process by U.S. News in conjunction with Best Lawyers based on an analysis of an
unprecedented amount of data.

Our attorneys and staff members are among the most well-schooled and experienced in the family law field. Our team approach makes certain that our many years of combined experience integrates seamlessly with the innovation and creativity of our lawyers and staff to solve your unique domestic problems.

The attorneys of our law firm routinely appear in the trial courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Virginia.

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