APPELLATE & CIVIL LITIGATION ADVOCATE
Former law clerk to the Honorable James Verellen at the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division I. Former extern to the Oregon Appellate Commissioner James Nass. Licensed to practice law in Washington. Specialize in civil litigation and appeals in state and federal courts.
Rory Cosgrove focuses his practice on appellate litigation in state and federal courts. Rory has extensive experience drafting briefs, motions, and memoranda and researching myriad legal areas, including medical/legal malpractice, employment discrimination, personal injury, products liability, and commercial law. Rory’s passion and enthusiasm for appeals shapes his trial practice.
You can follow Rory on Twitter as he tweets about recent appellate decisions and other appellate issues.
Before joining the firm, Rory clerked for the Honorable James Verellen at the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division One, for two years. He analyzed more than 60 appeals from bench memorandum to judicial opinion. His clerkship gave him valuable insight into the judicial decision-making process. Rory uses that insight to offer a unique perspective to clients. Rory regularly writes on appellate issues in his appellate law blog. You can subscribe to his blog posts for future updates.
While in law school, Rory was an extern for the Oregon Court of Appeals in the Appellate Commissioner’s Office. Before law school, Rory taught English in France for two years.
Rory impacts his local community with his commitment to pro bono service. He regularly volunteers for the Housing Justice Project in King County. Outside of the office, Rory enjoys voyages abroad (especially to France) and spending time with friends and family. Rory channels his love for basketball through his annual participation in the Spokane HoopFest basketball tournament. And when the weather permits, Rory will be found on the links working on his short game.
EX-PATRIATE STATE OF MIND
Fluent in French. Lived three years in France. Lived three years in Japan. Visited more than thirty countries. Curiosity to learn. International perspective to both personal and professional life.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2022|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2021|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2020|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Certificate in International and Comparative Law||Willamette University College of Law||2014|
|Graduating Summa Cum Laude and Second in Law-School Class||Willamette University College of Law||2014|
|Roy Lockenour Award for Professional Responsibility||Willamette University College of Law||2012|
|Yarwood Award, Top Honor Student for Languages and Literatures||Eastern Washington University||2008|
|Volunteer Attorney||Neighborhood Legal Clinic||2016 - Present|
|Volunteer Attorney||Housing Justice Project||2016 - Present|
|Attorney||Carney Badley Spellman, PS||2016 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Washington State Court Of Appeals, Division I||2014 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|King County Bar Association, Appellate Law Section||Executive Committee Honorary Member||2017 - Present|
|Washington Defense Trial Lawyers||Amicus Committee||2017 - Present|
|Washington Defense Trial Lawyers||Member||2016 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Appellate Law Section Member||2016 - Present|
|Defense Research Institute||Member||2016 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Cosgrove Appellate Blog||Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark Reaffirmed the Court's Protective Stance Toward Arbitration Agreements||2017|
|Cosgrove Appellate Blog||The Verbatim Report of Proceedings: Unlocking the Mysteries Behind this Complicated Term and the Record on Review||2017|
|Willamette University College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2014|
|Eastern Washington University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2008|
|Noll v. Special Electric||Reversed and remanded.|
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