Appellate Practice

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Appellate Practice section is to help appellate practitioners improve their practice with special emphasis on interacting with the King County Superior Court, the Washington Court of Appeals, Division I, and the King County-based members of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, all to assist those appellate practitioners with providing high quality legal services to their clients and advancing the development of the law and legitimacy of the legal system. The section will sponsor and otherwise participate in educational and other activities relating to appellate practice.

Section Chair

Committee Level: APPELLATELAW
Rory Cosgrove Chair
Rory Cosgrove

Carney Badley Spellman



The Appellate Practice section meets at 12:00pm on the second Monday each month.

Section Members Area

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1st Vice-Chair

Jason Anderson (Carney Badley Spellman)

2nd Vice-Chair

Tori Ainsworth (Corr Cronin LLP)


Tom Ahearne (Foster Pepper PLLC)

At Large Representative

Caitlin Pratt (Harrigan Leyh Farmer & Thomsen LLP)

Immediate Past Chair

Theresa DeMonte (McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren PLLC)


For More Information

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