About This Lawyer


5845 Richmond Hwy #600, Alexandria, VA 22303

James Ray Cottrell

Cottrell Fletcher & Cottrell PC

James Ray Cottrell is a renowned family lawyer who has represented clients for over 40 years in mediations, trials, and the appellate courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia. A former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar, he has lectured to professional groups throughout the state on numerous legal issues and is a co-author of Virginia Family Law: Theory and Practice, a leading treatise in the field. He has tried almost every conceivable type of family law case involving divorce, child custody, support and equitable distribution of substantial assets, and continues to routinely try cases and advocate before appellate courts in Virginia. Mr. Cottrell has been featured in every issue of Washingtonian magazine’s Top Divorce Lawyers. He has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America since 1989 to the present, while earning the highest possible rating and reviews by peers and clients in Martindale-Hubbell, the oldest legal directory in the United States.