Mr. Cotten is a native of Fuquay-Varina in Wake County, North Carolina. He attended primary education in Fuquay and has many family members from the area.

After completing his high school education he was drafted in the 2nd Round (58th overall pick) of the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft and signed a professional contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He played for five seasons in the Pirates organization as third and first baseman. He was a Baseball America Top Prospect in 1998; his career stats are available here.

He then returned to North Carolina to obtain his BA in Trust and Investment Management at Campbell University.

He then worked in the banking and wealth management industry for three years while earning numerous designations including the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER designation, series 7 and 66 licenses, and numerous insurance designations.

Mr. Cotten then returned to Campbell University’s School of Law where he completed the advocacy track and earned his Law License in 2012. He then went out on his own to establish Cotten Law, PLLC in the heart of downtown Fuquay and has been serving the needs of his clients in central North Carolina counties ever since.

Mr. Cotten is married with two daughters. When not wearing a tie, he enjoys working outdoors, gardening/landscaping, and woodworking. He is an amateur, small-scale farmer and grows the hottest pepper in the world: the Carolina Reaper.

Mr. Cotten has passion for client service and is available around the clock for his clients. We will pursue every avenue of recourse or defense on our client’s behalf and aggressively represent your claim for some of the most reasonable rates around. Call us ANYTIME day or night.


Ashley is a native of Apex, North Carolina with immediate family still residing around the Wake and Chatham County line.

Prior to joining Cotten Law, Ashley worked for 17 years in the veterinary medicine field as a technician and still possesses a wealth of knowledge of the field as well as a deep love for animals and their humans.

In 2013, she joined Cotten Law as the office manager and manages the behind the scenes tasks necessary to any successful business.

She is the primary point of contact during normal business hours and is extremely well received by clients and guests alike.

Her compassion and knowledge make her an asset to the firm. She corresponds daily with the clients, court administration and the attorney to provide you with the highest quality customer service.

She would be more than happy to help you with any questions or concerns you may have.