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William G. Cottrell

Bill has been in private practice his entire professional career. He has litigated several hundred cases to trial and handled thousands of Motions. He has also mediated many civil lawsuits to a successful settlement. While most of his time is devoted to collecting consumer and commercial debts, he regularly drafts Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, and does Estate Planning.

He also handles Probate, Family Law, Commercial Litigation, Sexual Harassment cases, and many other areas of the law as set forth in the website. Bill is licensed in Minnesota and North Dakota.

He taught at his alma mater, William Mitchell College of Law for 11 years as an Adjunct Professor teaching Creditor-Debtor law. He is well versed in the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act, having defended collection agencies and in representing consumers. He has had the preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell and Lexis-Nexis for the last 15 years. Bill has published numerous articles regarding debt collection and presented at many CLE seminars. Bill also is an approved qualified Neutral ADR Rule 114 regarding the following matters.


  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • ND State Bar Association


  • Civil Adjudicative/Evaluative
  • Civil Facilitative/Hybrid


  • Minnesota, 1983
  • North Dakota 2012
  • United States District Court of the District of Minnesota


  • Family Facilitative/Hybrid

*Licensed in Minnesota, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community Tribal Court, North Dakota State Courts.

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Andrew A. Green

Andy joined Cottrell Law Firm PA as an associate attorney in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, Andy obtained his B.A. in 2006 from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. He later obtained his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in 2012. Andy formed Cottrell Green PA with attorney Bill Cottrell in 2018.

Andy provides representation to creditors for both consumer and commercial debt collection, including creditor representation in bankruptcy proceedings, as well as representation in construction law, and general civil litigation.


  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • North Dakota State Bar Association


  • Minnesota, 2013
  • North Dakota, 2019
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2018


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