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W. Mitchell Cogdill
Mitch is an AV rated, pre-eminent attorney by Martindale & Hubbell, the highest rating used. He has been a Super Lawyer since the Super Lawyer publication began in the Seattle area and was named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America by the American Trial Lawyers Association.
Mitch represents and advises small businesses, professional practice groups, and individuals in litigation, representing both labor unions and business entities in labor and employment related matters. For the past several years he has represented one of the larger fire districts in Western Washington in matters involving contracts, litigation, union negotiations, unfair labor practices and grievances as well as other aspects of general governance. He has also represented both school administrators and teachers in employment related matters including grievances and wrongful discharge.
Mitch has also been a personal injury lawyer specializing in medical malpractice and accident cases. He has practiced in multiple trial courts in Washington as well as the Washington State Court of Appeals, the Washington State Supreme Court, the Federal District Court for Western Washington and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has appeared before many state and federal agencies recovering millions of dollars for his clients, and saving his clients from millions of dollars in exposure and liabilities over the years.
Mitch is a 1965 graduate of the University of Washington, receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 1968 with his J.D.
Todd has been named a "Super Lawyer" by Washington Law & Politics Magazine and a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in America by the American Trial Lawyers Association. Todd's practice emphasizes personal injury accidents, including injuries from automobile accidents, slip and falls, and from dangerous products. He handles cases ranging from neck and back injuries to brain injuries, burns and death.
In addition, Todd handles employment cases, successfully prosecuting and defending cases of wrongful termination, discrimination, wage claims, and sexual harassment. He also represents clients in family law, real property, and professional malpractice, including medical and legal negligence. Todd enjoys bringing complex litigation to successful conclusion for his clients.
Todd is admitted to practice in the State of Washington, the District of Columbia, and federal courts including the U.S. Supreme Court. He has been honored by his peers by his election as president of the Washington State Association for Justice, formerly the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association.
Todd received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and his law degree from George Washington University in Washington D.C. Prior to practicing law, Todd served as a Naval Officer in the United States Sixth Fleet and nearly ten years as a Senior Staff Member in the United States House of Representatives.
Ron's practice includes appellate work, education related issues, small business representation, land use, zoning, and general civil litigation. He has represented employers, employees and unions with regard to general employment matters, including contract negotiations, labor disputes and employee unionization and certification issues. Ron has also successfully handled claims involving racial and sexual discrimination, harassment, civil rights and wrongful discharge. He has represented professional education employees on both the K-12 and higher education level, has advised school boards and districts, and has been a member of the Mead School District Board of Directors for over 18 years.
Ron has been a program speaker and panel moderator for presentations on discrimination and harassment, in and out of the workplace. He has also presented on the topic of bullying and harassment of special needs students in the educational setting, and has testified before the Washington State Legislature's Higher Education Committee. He has represented clients before numerous administrative and regulatory agencies covering issues as diverse as claims against the Washington Teachers' Retirement System, to rule changes before the Washington State Gambling Commission.
Ron has practiced in Superior Courts throughout the State, and has personally argued cases at the State Court of Appeals level and the Washington State Supreme Court. He has represented clients in Federal District Court in both the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ron is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Washington and member of Phi Beta Kappa, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He also received his J.D. degree from the University of Washington and has been practicing law since 1978.