Attorney Jillian Cote

Attorney Jillian CoteJillian devotes her practice primarily to Family Law and Mediation matters. Whether it be litigating a contested divorce or assisting her clients in facilitating and negotiating a divorce mediation, her extensive knowledge of the law and ability to see both sides enables her to help her clients to recognize a fair and reasonable settlement when considering their circumstances and weighed against what a Judge could actually rule at trial in accordance with the Law. In addition, Jillian’s personal and professional life experiences have also enabled her to understand the profound impact that divorce can have not only on the client, but also on their children if not handled appropriately by all involved. She offers guidance and advocacy based on these experiences and principles.

Jillian is a Massachusetts Native. She attended the University of Massachusetts earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in History. She went on to attend the Massachusetts School of Law where she obtained her Juris Doctor.

During law school Jillian developed a keen interest in the field of Family Law. As a result, she participated in various Family Law internships and also in a Family Law Clinic at the Fenton Judicial Center.

Over the years Jillian has worked with numerous Non-Profit Organizations including Domestic Violence Advocacies, in which she assisted victims of domestic violence in obtaining restraining orders. She has also worked with the Essex County Lawyer for the Day Program in assisting litigants in Family Law matters. Jillian firmly believes that every person in need of legal services should have access to informed advocacy. The legal system, although fair and structured fundamentally, can be confusing and uncertain for those who are not represented by counsel. In her own practice, Jillian dedicates time to Pro Bono representation of those who are unable to secure legal counsel due to income restrictions or otherwise.

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Education:

  • Massachusetts School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Massachusetts, B.A.

Associations and Affiliations:

  • Domestic Violence Advocacies
  • Essex County Lawyer for the Day