What do our satisfied clients say about us?
"Like it or not, most of us will need to hire a lawyer at some point in our lives.
— My experience with Andrew Cotlar was very gratifying. Andrew is not pretentious. Quite the opposite. In fact, his very down-to-earth manner may surprise some people. His friendliness and genuine concern for his clients are apparent from the onset. Andrew takes the time to explain all the legal aspects in very simple, understandable terms. Andrew is not satisfied until his client is.
— My case involved copyright infringement. Andrew managed to resolve all the issues in less than 3 months (in my favor). If I were asked to recommend the Cotlar Law Firm, I would definitely urge anyone to highly consider this father and son team. I know they would be my choice."
— I am the founder and chairman of a national nonproift headquartered in Doylestown, PA. We have relied on Andrew Cotlar as a sincerely engaged and understanding, practical attorney for his superior responsiveness and for legal advice we could put to use immediately.
— My husband and I have been with Steve Cotlar for over 35 years Steve has handled a number of cases for us in our business and personal affairs with the utmost professional, fair and timely manner. Cotlar and Cotlar does a great job in explaining legal jargon to us.
Andrew D. Cotlar
Andrew D. Cotlar is a general civil litigation attorney in practice with the Law Office of Cotlar & Cotlar in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. In this capacity, Andrew represents individuals and businesses in employment discrimination, civil rights, tort, property, estate and other issues and has been doing so for nearly a decade.
Andrew also possesses an expertise in communications law, public broadcasting, copyright and nonprofit law. Andrew also has helped a number of individuals in defending against home foreclosure, which he considers part of his commitment to social justice.
Andrew graduated from the Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University in 1999. Prior to his career in law, Andrew taught philosophy at Dickinson College and Gettysburg College. Prior to entering private practice, Andrew was in-house counsel with the Association of Public Television Stations in Washington, DC. Andrew holds an MA degree from the University of Wisconsin--Madison in philosophy and a BA from Vassar College.
He and Karen Cotlar have two young children and live in Bucks County Pennsylvania. Andrew is a competitive fencer, a sport he has engaged in and loved for over 30 years, and plays classical piano.
Steven A. Cotlar
Steven A. Cotlar has over 40 years experience in Pennsylvania litigation. He has appeared in both state and federal court on a wide range of matters representing both individuals and corporations.
Steven represents clients in employment discrimination, personal injury, commercial litigation, contracts, wills and estates and workers compensation matters, among others.
Steven graduated from the Dickinson School of Law in 1969. He also holds a BA from Penn State. From 1969 to 1971, he was clerk to the Honorable Edmund V. Ludwig (E.D. Pa.). From 1971-1972, he was an associate in the law office of Hartzell and Bush in Doylestown, PA. The firm specialized in land-use and real estate matters.
From 1972 until 1990, he was a partner in the general practice law firm of Cotlar, Mantz, Aglow and Elliott. At the firm, Steven's area of practice emphasized plaintiff's accident litigation, employment law, real estate and land-use issues as well as other complex litigation.
From 1990, to the present, he has been a sole-practitioner in Doylestown, PA. Steven is admitted to practice in all Pennsylvania courts as well as the Federal District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Steven and his wife Sandy live in Doylestown, PA and have a son, Andrew, who works in the practice. Steve enjoys classical music, tennis and playing with his grandsons.