Ann H. Rosato

Managing Partner

A northwest native, Ann grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington, and graduated with honors from the University of Washington in 1997. She spent her final quarter at the UW studying abroad in Siena, Italy, and thereafter traveled extensively through Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. She graduated with honors from Seattle University School of Law in 2002, and began her law career at an insurance defense litigation firm. There her practice was dedicated to the areas of personal injury, medical negligence, construction accidents, and insurance coverage work.

In 2005, she transitioned to plaintiff’s trial work and joined PWRFL. Her current practice continues to focus on litigation and trial work in the areas of personal injury and medical and dental negligence, with some insurance coverage work.

Ann is an active member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) and spent many years on the Board of Governors, serving as Immediate Past President, President, President-Elect, VP West, Chair of the Executive Director Search Committee (2015-2016 and 2020-2021), VP of Judicial Relations (2013-2015), and VP of Continuing Legal Education (2012-2013).  Ann was the recipient of WSAJ's President's Award in 2016.  She currently serves as President of the Foundation for Washington State Courts, which is a charitable foundation established jointly by the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers and Washington State Association for Justice to provide support and grant funding for the courts from private sources.  As a young lawyer, Ann was repeatedly named a “Rising Star®” and now as one of Washington's “Super Lawyers®”.  She was named one of the top 50 women super lawyers in Washington in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021, and as top 100 super lawyers in Washington, an accolade achieved by only 22 women attorneys in Washington State.  She has also taught Trial Advocacy I and II at the University of Washington School of Law.

Ann lives on Mercer Island with her husband, Michael, a patent attorney, and their three sons.