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Locations in Fort Worth, Corpus Christi, Houston, and New Orleans

Full-Service Business Law Firm Serving Texas and Louisiana

People-first culture and out-of-the-box thinking have been the core of our approach since we opened in Fort Worth in 1992, and they continue to be the values that drive our team today.

Cotten Schmidt was founded by forward-thinking lawyers who wanted to break away from the traditional law firm model that was standard at the time.

Our approach transcends the conventional and embraces varied perspectives, which empowers us to drive results for the diverse clients we serve.

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Beyond the Ordinary

You deserve unparalleled representation. At Cotten Schmidt, we're prepared to deliver it.

Dynamic Client Partnerships
Your legal needs change as your company evolves. We offer a variety of services so we can give ongoing support to businesses and their owners.

Creative Legal Strategies
We keep up with leading technology and the ever-changing corporate landscape so we can tailor our best strategies to your unique objectives.

Genuine Care & Dedication
Clients come first. Our attorneys communicate effectively and advocate aggressively out of genuine care for our clients and their futures.

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Larry E. Cotten

Larry E. Cotten

Founding Partner

Larry E. Cotten has tried over 150 cases over the course of his career. His primary focus is defending corporate entities facing negligence and product liability claims.

Larry has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer on eleven occasions. Learn more about his work and how he can help protect your business in a time of need.

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