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"I went back and forth and then started to think, 'Do I want to be a CPA?' I really liked estate planning and taxes. My father encouraged me to be a tax lawyer."
Cotton, 34, specializes in the areas of estate planning, probate, trusts and estates, tax planning, and nonprofit corporations and foundations.
She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in the area of nonprofit/charities law.
"I live by my father's rule — the 'Do Right' rule," Cotton said. "It's important to build relationships on a personal level when you're providing legal counsel to clients about end-of-life issues."
She serves on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas and on the Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation Inc. board.
She also serves on the board of the Arkansas Law Review Inc., where she is currently secretary, and on the board of Candlelighters of Central Arkansas, an organization that helps with the expenses of families with children who have cancer and who are being treated at Arkansas Children's Hospital.