Being convicted of a crime can have permanent, life changing consequences. If you are facing misdemeanor or felony criminal charges, your first step should be to invoke your right to remain silent. Your next step should be to find yourself competent legal representation. You have choices, and it is important that you choose a defense attorney that is experienced, knowledgeable, and effective.

We specialize in criminal defense but also represent clients in civil matters such as negligence actions, personal injury, wrongful termination, contract disputes, work comp, wrongful imprisonment and civil right violations, sexual harassment, slip and fall, and negligent engine repair claims.




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Attorney Bio

Britt graduated from Gonzaga Law and has been practicing since 2005. He has been both county prosecutor and public defender. He was awarded the Excellence Award for professional excellence and dedication to the Public Defender’s Office in 2008. He has completed the Northern Rockies Capital Litigation Training Program and training at the Department of Justice National Advocacy Center in South Carolina. He has defended almost every type of criminal case and represents clients throughout the State of Montana.

He has years of experience defending criminal cases and working with treatment programs and therapists to help his clients. He has also obtained significant financial settlements and judgments for clients in civil cases that include negligence claims, personal injury, sexual harassment, contract disputes, and more.

He is licensed to practice in all Montana state courts, the United States District Court for the District of Montana, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Court of the Flathead Indian Reservation.

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Staff Bio

Jessica Allred

Jessica Allred is a Polson native and paralegal at Cotter Law. She has worked in the legal field since 2005 and works primarily on our felony and civil cases. She was a clerk at the Lake County Justice Court and legal assistant at the Lake County Attorney’s Office prior to joining Cotter Law in 2012.

Leslie-Anne Martin

Leslie-Anne Martin has been a paralegal at Cotter law since 2015. She too worked for the Lake County Justice Court and is instrumental on our misdemeanor cases, working with the DMV and Department of Justice, and navigating DUI / license suspension issues.

Please call us if you have questions or need legal representation.

Jessica Allred

Leslie-Anne Martin

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1 5th Avenue West
P.O. Box 298
Polson, MT 59860


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