David primarily represents victims of corporate negligence, policyholders, and those with serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries ("TBI"). David has jury trial experience in state, federal, and municipal courts. Recently, David has obtained substantial plaintiff verdicts alongside partners Rick and Ken Friedman in the Western District of Washington. David also occasionally tries criminal cases, and obtained two defense verdicts in 2015 for wrongfully accused citizens. At the appellate level, David has briefed a number of cases before Washington Division I and Division II court of appeal commissioners, and authored (uncredited) the prevailing briefs in the Wyoming Supreme Court case Irene v. Seneca, et. al., 337 p.3d 483 (Wyo. 2014).
David grew up in Alaska and graduated from West Anchorage High School in 1997. After high school, he spent one year as a Rotary International Exchange Student in Rostock, Germany. Upon returning to the U.S., David studied at the Ohio State University and graduated in 2002 with a B.S. in International Business and a B.A. in German Language and Literature. David then spent roughly two years in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, at the Centro ISI English Academy through the AIESEC program teaching English to adults and children.
Before starting a career in the law, David worked for three years as a Licensed Customs Broker and Ocean Import Manager for a global logistics/freight-forwarder and NVOCC in Chicago, IL.
David Roosa joined Friedman | Rubin in 2012 as the firm's first "Moe Levine Fellow of Trial Advocacy." The award honors one of the greatest trial lawyers of the 20th Century and is given to interns showing great promise as future trial lawyers.
David lives with his wife and two sons in West Seattle. His hobbies include competitive running and swimming, outdoor grilling, watching Ohio State football games in the fall, and playing the guitar – poorly.
Experience and Organizational Membership
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Cum Laude||Ohio State University||2001|
|Associate Attorney||Friedman|Rubin||2012 - Present|
|Rule 44 Intern||Alaska Public Defender Agency||2011 - 2011|
|Clerk/Investigator||Cooke Roosa LLC||2008 - 2009|
|Ocean Import Manager||Coppersmith Inc.||2004 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Member||2013 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers||UIM Insurance And the Duty of Good Faith - With Friends Like These Who Needs Enemies?||2016|
|Seattle University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|Ohio State University||BS - Bachelor of Science||2001|
|Ohio State University||Bacherlors||2001|
|Washington State Bar Association Personal Injury Boot Camp||Written Discovery||2018|
|2017 WSAJ Insurance Law Seminar||Recovering Attorney Fees In Bad Faith Litigation||2017|
|WSAJ Getting Started Series - Insurance Bad Faith and IFCA||Insurance Bad Faith||2016|
|"Keep Your Friends Closer" - Using the WAC's in first party PIP, PD & UM/UIM communications||Insurance Regulations||2016|
|SPAR - IFCA Conference||Introduction to Washington's Insurance Fair Conduct Act ("IFCA")||2015|
|Hausman v. Holland America Line et. al.||Settlement|
|Fresh Start Subs Co. (d.b.a. Subway) v. The Hartford et. ano.||Settlement|
|Turner v. Tukwilla P.D.||Settlement|
|Zmuda v. CCAS and Eastside Catholic School||Settlement|
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