Attorney Profile

Katie Cotter Bowen                                 

Katie Cotter Bowen has represented clients in family law cases, real estate transactions, estate planning and traffic charges since 2007.

Katie has extensive experience litigating divorce matters, negotiating custody arrangements and advocating for her clients' interests as parents.  Katie advocates for her clients in both pre-decree and post-decree cases. Additionally, Katie is also accredited and trained as a Family and Divorce Mediator through DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.  

Katie works with clients to draft estate plans, transact real estate purchases and sales, and plan for the future in their personal and business lives.  Katie advocates and fights for her clients' rights against traffic violations, misdemeanor and felony charges, and reinstating clients' driving privileges.  

As the founding attorney of Cotter Bowen Law Firm, Katie is committed to providing clients with excellent representation, accessibility and an understanding of the law.  Katie knows that divorce and family crisis can be stressful for her clients and their families.  Katie understands that clients facing traffic violations and criminal charges can be overwhelmed, scared and nervous about the pending criminal process.  Katie is patient with her clients and listens to their concerns.  She is committed to providing zealous representation for her clients.  

Katie graduated from John Marshall Law School and was admitted to the Illinois bar in 2007.  In 2008, Katie was admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. 

Katie was born and raised on the southside of Chicago and attended Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School.  After high school, Katie completed her undergraduate degree at Lake Forest College, where she graduated cum laude. 

In addition to practicing law and advocating for her clients, Katie volunteers with the Les Turner ALS Foundation, located in Skokie, Illinois.  Since 2008, Katie and her team, 'TEAM JEAN', named in honor or her mother, Jean McDonald Cotter, have raised over $125,000.00 to help find a cure for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.  

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