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 courts.


Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 1994, cum laude; Editor, Seattle University Law Review

Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, Russia B.A., 1982, cum laude



United States Court of Appeals for the First, Ninth, and Federal Circuits

United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington



  • Roshandel v. Chertoff. Representation of 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.
  • Barahona v. T-Mobile USA, Inc.; Cardoza v. T-Mobile USA, Inc. Defense of telecommunications carrier in purported class actions by California customers.
  • Scammell v. Farmers Ins. Co.; Bjorkquist v. Farmers Ins.; Taylor v. Farmers Ins. Defense of 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.
  • Jane Doe v. United States. Representation of plaintiff in challenging the constitutionality of the government’s denial of medical services.
  • The ARC of Washington State, Inc. et al v. DSHS Townsend v. DSHS. Appointed Special Assistant Attorney General to defend Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) in two class actions challenging the scope and delivery of certain Medicaid services under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Carson v. Clarent Corporation. Defense of outside director in a class action alleging securities violations.
  • Qwest Communications v. City of Berkeley. Representation of Qwest in challenging local regulations under the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996.
  • Smith v. Behr Corp. Defense of paint manufacturer in a products liability class action.
  • MEI v. Coopers & Lybrand. Defense of accounting firm in a case alleging malpractice and breach of contract in connection with a failed initial public offering.
  • Oregon Steel Mills v. Coopers & Lybrand. Defense of accounting firm in a case alleging malpractice and breach of contract in connection with a delayed secondary public offering.


  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® (Appellate Practice), 2019–present
  • Listed in Washington Super Lawyers®, 2004–2008



  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • Appellate Section, King County Bar Association, Member
  • King County Bar Foundation Diversity Coalition, former Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, former Examiner
  • Washington State Bar Association, former Disciplinary Hearing Officer


  • Northwest Women’s Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union, Northwest Immigrant Rights Center, Cooperating Attorney
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