Firm History

Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, based in the San Francisco Peninsula for a half-century, engages exclusively in litigation and trials. 

The firm’s dedication to prosecuting or defending socially just actions has earned it a national reputation. With additional offices in Los Angeles and New York, the core of CPM is its people and their dedication to principles of law, their work ethic, and their commitment to justice. 

Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy was founded by senior partner Joseph Cotchett. Over the years, various attorneys in the firm have gone on to serve as judges, public officeholders, and leaders of business and public entities. The firm is nationally recognized, and has received numerous awards from the legal profession and for its community involvement.