Mr. Kotalik is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, Maricopa County Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (Former Chairperson, Insurance Litigation Committee).
Mr. Kotalik earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1984 from the Hastings College of Law, University of California, where he was an editor of the Hastings Law Journal. As an undergraduate, Mr. Kotalik earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1980, cum laude, from Claremont McKenna College. In 1980, Mr. Kotalik was awarded a prestigious California Senate Fellowship and was appointed as the legislative assistant to State Senator Nicholas C. Petris. In 1984, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph T. Sneed, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He also has served as a Judge Pro Tempore on the Arizona Court of Appeals.