Firm History

Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP based on the San Francisco Peninsula for over 45 years, engages exclusively in litigation and trials. The firm's dedication to prosecuting or defending socially just actions has earned it a national reputation. With offices in Burlingame, Los Angeles, Sacramento, New York and Washington D.C., the core of the firm is its people and their dedication to principles of law, their work ethic and commitment to justice.  

The firm was started by Senior Partner, Joseph Cotchett.  Over the years, various attorneys in the firm have gone on to public service as Judges and Justices in the Judiciary, public office holders and leaders of business and public entities. 

Most clients are referred by other lawyers, who know of the firm's abilities and reputation in the legal community. The firm is nationally recognized and has received numerous awards from the legal profession and for its community involvement.