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Carolyn H. Cottrell


Carolyn Cottrell has been a member of Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky Wotkyns LLP since 1995. She has spent her legal career advocating for the rights of individuals who have been subjected to underpayment of wages, discrimination, harassment and retaliation. She has litigated hundreds of class actions and individual claims including wage and hour, employment discrimination and civil rights actions.

Ms. Cottrell has been selected as a Super Lawyer and in 2010 she was honored as a “Top Woman Litigator” by the Daily Journal. In 2012 she was nominated for “Woman Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Consumer Attorneys of California. She also has served on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.


  • University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • University of California

Awards & Honors

  • Super Lawyers, 2014 – Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, “Woman Trial Lawyer of the Year” nominee, 2012
  • Top Woman Litigator” by the Daily Journal, 2010

Professional Affiliations

  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Public Justice
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • State Bar of California