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Rita V. Latsinova
Rita Latsinova is a partner of the firm practicing in the Litigation group. Her
experience includes complex commercial litigation, constitutional law, class
actions, international arbitration and general appellate practice in state and federal
Representative Work
Roshandel v. Chertoff – Represented a class of over 400 lawful permanent
residents in the Western District of Washington seeking timely adjudication of
naturalization applications under the Immigration and Naturalization Act and the
Administrative Procedure Act.
telecommunications carrier in purported class actions by California customers.
Scammell v. Farmers Ins. Co.; Bjorkquist v. Farmers Ins.; Taylor v. Farmers Ins. –
Defense of the insurer in class actions involving Washington's Underinsured
Motorist Statute.
Panag v. Farmers Ins. Co. – Defense of insurer in a class action alleging violation
of Washington's Consumer Protection Act.
Barahona v. T-Mobile USA, Inc.; Cardoza v. T-Mobile USA, Inc. – Defense of
Seattle, WA
(206) 386-7613 direct
(206) 386-7500 fax
1994, cum laude
constitutionality of the government's denial of medical services.
Editor, Seattle University Law Review
The ARC of Washington State, Inc. et al v. DSHS; Townsend v. DSHS - Appointed
and Health Services (DSHS) in two class actions challenging the scope and
delivery of certain Medicaid services under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
alleging securities violations.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First,
Ninth, and Federal Circuits
Qwest Communications v. City of Berkeley - Represented Qwest in challenging
U.S. District Court for the Eastern and
Western Districts of Washington
Smith v. Behr Corp. - Defense of a paint manufacturer in a products liability class
Carson v. Clarent Corporation - Defense of an outside director in a class action
local regulations under the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Moscow Institute of Foreign
Languages, Russia B.A., 1982, cum
Special Assistant Attorney General to defend Washington's Department of Social
Seattle University School of Law, J.D.,
Jane Doe v. United States – Represented the plaintiff in challenging the
MEI v. Coopers & Lybrand - Defense of an accounting firm in a case alleging
malpractice and breach of contract in connection with a failed initial public
Rita V. Latsinova
Oregon Steel Mills v. Coopers & Lybrand - Defense of an accounting firm in a case alleging malpractice and breach of contract in
connection with a delayed secondary public offering.
Professional Honors and Activities
Listed in Washington Super Lawyers®, 2004-2009
Member, Washington State Bar Association
Member, Appellate Section, King County Bar Association
Former member, King County Bar Foundation Diversity Coalition
Examiner, Washington State Bar Association, 2003-2005
Disciplinary hearing officer, Washington State Bar Association 2003-2009
Civic Activities
Cooperating attorney, Northwest Women's Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union, Northwest Immigrant Rights Center