Rachel Groshong has extensive experience handling complex commercial disputes, including construction litigation, environmental, partnership, and corporate litigation. Rachel also has experience defending personal injury matters involving high-value negligence claims. She has tried cases in both federal and state courts in Washington, handled complex arbitrations in both Washington and California, and argued before the Washington State Court of Appeals. Additionally, Rachel has significant experience with eDiscovery and has overseen the collection, review, and production of millions of documents, as well as drafted and argued countless discovery motions before courts and discovery masters.

Rachel's experience with complex legal issues and her ability to present compelling cases to a judge, jury, or arbitrator make her a highly capable trial attorney. Her unique combination of legal expertise and local relationships enables her to represent her clients in a cost-efficient manner while providing high-quality legal services. She serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Transportation industry group.


Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 2013, magna cum laude

Willamette University, B.A., Spanish and International Studies, 2009



U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • WSDOT v. STP. Trial counsel for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) in its claims against the tunneling contractor, Seattle Tunnel Partners. After a nine-week trial the jury returned a verdict in favor of WSDOT for the full amount of its claims, $57.2 million, and denied the contractor’s claim for $337 million.
    • Seattle Tunnel Partners v. Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) PLC, 527 P.3d 134 (Wash. Ct. App. 2023).
    • WSDOT v. Seattle Tunnel Partners, 22 Wn. App.2d 1025 (2022).
    • Seattle Tunnel Partners v. Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) PLC, 492 P.3d 843 (Wash. Ct. App. 2021).
  • Successfully represented a large rideshare company in five consolidated lawsuits arising out of a fatal collision.
  • The Everett Clinic, PLLC v. Premera, 25 Wn. App.2d 1009 (2023). Represented The Everett Clinic in a contract dispute with Premera over reimbursement rates following the asset-purchase of a family medical clinic.  Successfully pursued breach of contract and declaratory claims and defeated insurer’s contract and CPA claims via summary judgment on appeal.
  • King and Mockovak Eye Center, Inc., P.S., et al. v. Mockovak. Trial counsel for physician in three-week jury trial over ownership of U.S. and Canadian medical practices. Obtained jury verdict in favor of physician.
  • Trial counsel for Washington Port in Model Toxics Control Act contribution litigation in four-week federal bench trial against railroad. Obtained favorable rulings pre-trial on summary judgment regarding the Port’s ability to recover grant money.
  • Trial counsel for aerospace company in shareholder dispute brought by former vice president.
  • Successfully represented a national non-profit provider of affordable senior housing in LIHTC partnership dispute in Washington state court.


Insights & Presentations

  • “How I Made Partner: ‘I’m a Dedicated Lawyer and Team Player,’ Says Rachel Groshong of Stoel Rives,” Law.com Q&A, July 15, 2022
  • Moderator, “Future of Transportation in Puget Sound” panel discussion, July 31, 2019


  • Included in Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch in America (Transportation Law), 2021–present
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Legal Writing II and Labor Law



  • Stoel Rives Transportation Industry Group, Co-Chair
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • King County Bar Association, Member
  • Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference, Seattle, WA, Past Planning Committee Member


  • Seattle University Public Interest Law Foundation Steering Committee, Former Chair
  • Seattle University Public Interest Law Foundation Steering Committee, Member, 2016–present
  • King County Washington Women Lawyers, Board Membership Chair, 2019–present
  • King County Washington Women Lawyers, Former Board CLE Chair
  • Seattle South Africa Scholarship Foundation, Former Board Vice President
  • Legal Representation for Youth in the Dependency System, Olympia, Washington, Former Legislative Workgroup Volunteer


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