Tasha Lyn Cosimo

Tasha Lyn Cosimo

Attorney
Location:
Portland, Oregon
Phone:
503-446-6261
Fax:
503-221-2182
Email:

As an attorney at Chenoweth Law Group, P.C., Tasha Lyn Cosimo represents clients in a variety of areas, including business litigation, personal injury litigation, trust dispute litigation, and general civil litigation. Tasha also assists clients with business transactional needs and ongoing needs for legal representation and consultation services. She represents both plaintiffs and defendants, including corporations, small businesses, individuals, and minors. Tasha has worked on cases involving business disputes, construction litigation, trust disputes, insurance coverage, personal injury, and various tort claims.

Tasha joined our firm in 2020 with significant trial experience after working as an insurance defense attorney for nearly eight years. Prior to her insurance defense career, Tasha worked as a special education advocacy attorney.

Tasha attended the University of Miami School of Law. While in law school, Tasha was an Editor for the National Security and Armed Conflict Law Review and she externed with Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center and Legal Aid Society of Nassau County. She also studied abroad in Greece and Italy, focusing on the law of armed conflict.

Prior to attending law school, Tasha graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor's degree in political science and sociology. During college, Tasha was the President of Sigma Delta Tau, a national Panhellenic sorority, and the President of the Panhellenic Association. 

When Tasha is not working, she enjoys traveling, writing for a travel blog, running half marathons, and taking advantage of all of the outdoor activities available in the Pacific Northwest from hiking to rafting. 

Areas of Practice

  • 30% Civil Litigation
  • 20% Business Litigation
  • 20% Personal Injury Litigation
  • 20% Trust Litigation
  • 10% Business Transactional

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2011
  • Washington, 2015

Education

  • University of Miami School Law, Miami, Florida
    • J.D. - 2011
    • Law Review: National Security and Armed Conflict Law Review, Senior Article Editor
  • University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 2008
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Sociology

Representative Cases

  • Kevin Tran and Thu Vo v. Constantine Georgiou, May 2015; ORS 20.080 personal injury, auto accident action; represented defendant; arbitration award less than pre-filing offer for both plaintiffs avoiding exposure to attorney fees; no appeal
  • Latosha McGuire v. Jaysal Investment, LLC and MVP Management Group, LLC, March 2014; personal injury, premises liability action; represented both defendants; defense verdict at arbitration; no appeal
  • Richard and Juliette Steen v. Shaner Enterprises dba River’s Edge Automotive, May 2014; negligent auto repair claim; represented defendant; defense verdict at arbitration; no appeal
  • Progressive Max Ins. Co. v. Matt Larson and Degesch America Inc., October 2013; personal injury auto accident action; represented both defendants; defense verdict at arbitration; no appeal
  • Roy and Jerome Gumiran v. Keri Breen, January 2016; personal injury auto accident action; low award
  • Charity Tiblow-Satiacum, et al v. Miguel Moreno, et al, July 2016; personal injury auto accident action with five Plaintiffs; low award
  • Ali Ahmed v. Ambaw Biyehe, October 2016; personal injury auto accident action; defense verdict at arbitration; no appeal
  • Phu Do v. Jesse Stewart, January 2017; personal injury auto accident action; defense verdict at arbitration; no appeal
  • Latrice Taylor v. Myrtis North, Multnomah County Case No. 1206-07749, trial August 2013; ORS 20.080 personal injury action, arbitration award appealed by plaintiff; second chair trial support attorney for defendant; defense verdict at trial
  • April Wyatt v. Amber Gibbings, Multnomah County Case No. 1206-07228, trial August 2013; personal injury action, plaintiff alleged $674,000; second chair trial support attorney for defendant; plaintiff awarded $63,902.10
  • Cynthia Butler v. Randall Frost, Clark County Case No. 12-2-02899-4, trial October 2013; disputed liability personal injury action; assisted with trial, prepared all trial briefing and pleadings; defense verdict
  • Chanel Warzynski v. Teresa Larayne Reel, Multnomah County Case No. 1301-01449, trial February 2014; admitted liability personal injury action alleging punitive damages, plaintiff alleged $393,349.69 at trial; second chair trial support attorney for defendant; plaintiff awarded $28,239.63
  • Karen Himes v. Barbara Wilson, Multnomah County Case No. 1209-11935, trial March 2014; disputed liability personal injury action, plaintiff alleged $544,979.12 at trial; second chair trial support attorney for defendant; plaintiff awarded $144,979.12
  • Tomkeo Vongpanya v. National General Insurance Online, Multnomah County Case No. 14CV09828, trial October 2015; first party underinsured motorist action, plaintiff alleged $290,000 at trial; second chair trial support attorney for defendant; plaintiff awarded $65,073.71
  • Renata Yankovskaya v. Bernardo Montoya, et al, Multnomah County Case No. 17CV11548, trial June 2018; disputed liability personal injury action, mandatory, non-binding arbitration appeal; second chair trial support attorney for defendants; defense verdict
  • Cynthia Butler v. Randall Frost, Clark County Case No. 12-2-02899-4, unpublished opinion (denying plaintiff’s motion for a new trial)
  • Christopher Shumaker v. Michelle Lake, et al, 2015; successfully obtained a voluntary dismissal with prejudice based on statute of limitations
  • Marianne Arndt, et al v. Invitation Homes, et al, 2016; successfully obtained a voluntary dismissal with prejudice based on lack of legal basis for dog bite claim in Washington against a landlord of a property
  • State Farm v. Ronald Renfro, et al, 2017; successfully obtained a voluntary dismissal with prejudice based on lack of legal basis for liability against my client
  • Hiram K. Ndegwa v. John M. Barron, 2018; successfully obtained dismissal with prejudice due to repeated violations of discovery orders

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Oregon and Washington Law Training, National Personal Lines Insurance Company, April 2015 – developed curriculum and co-presented training to over three hundred insurance claims professionals on multiple aspects of Oregon and Washington law, including applicable statutes and administrative codes, personal injury, property damage, and bad faith, over the course of three days
  • Speaker, Disability Rights Oregon Special Education Attorney Program, Portland, Oregon, May 2013 and November 2014 - trained over twenty attorneys on Oregon special education, administrative rules, and process for filing a complaint with the Oregon Department of Education
  • Speaker, CNA Webinar on Medical Identity Fraud, Portland, Oregon, March 2016 – prepared and presented a one-hour webinar on Medical Identity Fraud for over two hundred claims and medical professionals
  • Speaker, CLM Claims College Presentation, Portland, Oregon, December 2016 – preparing and presenting a one-hour lunch-and-learn for co-workers regarding information obtained at CLM Claims College regarding insurance, claims, reserves, and handling claims
  • Speaker, Oregon Law Training, National Personal and Commercial Lines Insurance Company, December 2016 - developing curriculum and co-presented training to over three hundred insurance claims professionals on multiple aspects of Oregon law, including applicable statutes and administrative codes, personal injury, property damage, and bad faith, over the course of three days
  • Speaker, Washington Law Training, National Personal and Commercial Lines Insurance Company, April 2017 - professionals on multiple aspects of Washington law, including applicable statutes and administrative codes, personal injury, property damage, and bad faith, over the course of two days
  • Speaker, Presentation on Oregon and Washington Case Update 2017, Tigard, Oregon, April 2018 – prepared and presented a one-hour presentation on important and landmark Oregon and Washington cases from 2017 for insurance professionals for the Oregon CPCU Chapter
  • Speaker, Webinar on Ethical Claim Handling in Oregon and Washington, Portland, Oregon, February 2018 – prepared and presented a one-hour webinar with three additional attorneys on ethical claims handling in Oregon and Washington for insurance claims professionals
  • Speaker, Presentation on Ethical Claim Handling in Oregon and Washington, Tigard, Oregon, April 2018 – prepared and presented a one-hour webinar with three additional attorneys on ethical claims handling in Oregon and Washington for insurance claims professionals for the Oregon CPCU Chapter

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oregon Women Lawyers, Member
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • IAPP, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Smith Freed Eberhard, Associate/Senior, Associate/Partner, 2012 - 2019

Languages

  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Phi Alpha Delta