Client Testimonials

“Thank you for the terrific job you did for us in Whitefish. My brother and I are so very grateful! As non-locals and guarantors on a Whitefish-based commercial real estate project, we were naturally very concerned about how things might play out while trying to come to an agreement with the local crowd. With your sharp focus, we saw first-hand how you dove into the details from day one, how you relentlessly pursued our interests over a two year period and how your tenacious grasp of details and facts resulted in a positive outcome for us; an outcome we know you worked hard to help ensure. We more than appreciate your competent representation.

KF, Real Estate Developer, Oakton, VA


“You did a fantastic job at negotiating the best possible outcome we could realistically expect – and in the best time frame and as economically as possible. Thank you for your ability to see the forest and the trees at once, your constant vigilance, negotiating prowess,  perseverance, attention to every detail, excellent timing, and consummate skill at handling the personalities involved. Thank you for knowing when to be subtle and when to force a point.  I also commend your skill at handling the delicate emotions and stressed relationships  that go with this ‘territory.’ You obviously acquired the equivalent of a masters degree in psychology along the way in your decades of experience! I appreciate that you brought those skills to the table in every encounter during this trying process. In addition to being an excellent attorney, you bring a solid measure of heart and excellent ethics to bear in your work. It is very refreshing to work with an attorney with that kind of commitment to himself and his clients. Kudos to you and thank you from us.”

JSL, Small Business Owner & Real Estate Developer, Kalispell, MT


“I want to thank you and your team for guiding us through the bankruptcy process. In every way imaginable you all were kind, compassionate, professional and very candid … not to mention thorough. Though this was absolutely no fun you all made it manageable and for that I am very thankful. I think everything went as smooth as it did because you are very good at what you do and I don’t say that lightly.”

Self Employed Professional, Whitefish, MT


“Thank you for all you did to get us through a very difficult time. Bankruptcy was the last thing we ever expected we would have to do. It was certainly the most stressful time in our lives, and one I would not wish on my worst enemy. You and your staff helped us make the right choices, and guided us through the many steps necessary to protect our interest and bring the matter to a successful conclusion. We are very impressed at your knowledge of the law and thoroughness in which you research documents to catch errors, misstatements, etc., that could change the outcome of the case. You gave us confidence to take your counsel in good faith.”

JC, Small Business Owner, Marion, MT 


“Thank you so much for the incredible guidance and help you gave us during our time of need.  You made everything so simple to understand, made us feel at ease, and your staff was incredible.  We are grateful for all you have done.”

KO, Builder, Kalispell, MT  


“There came a point where I was facing filing for bankruptcy. I knew my case was not going to be easy by any means.  Already, I felt like I picked the right attorney because when I asked the community of lawyers who they personally would recommend, Jim Cossitt’s name was mentioned the most. Jim’s team patiently, professionally and persistently worked through my case until the very end. I was treated with the utmost respect in all regards.  No matter how challenging it was for Jim and his team, he never once lost site of the final goal.  I must also mention that Jim obtained a settlement for me which made it possible not only to survive, but also to work which such an outstanding team.”

RSE, Builder / Real Estate Developer, Eureka, MT  


“To all interested parties —  Regarding the credibility of James Cossitt as an  attorney at law and a fine gentleman indeed, we will say that he represented us in our affairs in a manner that exceeded our expectations.  He has treated us in a kind and very professional manner.  He projects himself with confidence and will not tolerate any time consuming nonsense in any affairs.  We would hope that others will recognize that he can represent his clients beyond any services that can be offered in this area.  He is an honest man and truly should be considered as such.  Should you need his services, feel confident that he will provide you with the best council and his staff will handle your affairs in a most professional and timely matter.  He won’t waste your time or his. We think of him most fondly.”

John and Betty Desjardins


“Our case, which involved an out of state business failure, was extremely complex and the subject of extensive document requests by the the chapter 7 trustee and the US Trustee. We were subjected to 3 separate meetings of creditors which lasted 10 hours or more in total.  Jim navigated us through all of this, responded to all the never ending document requests and thoroughly prepared us for the creditor hearings. Jim maintained  authority and professionalism while treating us with courtesy throughout the process.  I wouldn’t have trusted our case to anyone else.”

CJ and TJ, Former business owners in the financial services industry, Kalispell, MT