Rory's legal practice focuses on civil appeals in state and federal courts. He has been counsel of record in over 50 appeals. He has argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [...]
I am an attorney at Carney Badley Spellman, P.S., a full-service law firm in Seattle, Washington, where I devote most of my practice to civil appeals.
After graduating in the top 1% of my class at Willamette University College of Law, I worked for two years as a law clerk for the Honorable James Verellen at the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division One. Law clerks are lawyers, usually recent graduates, hired by the appellate court to assist the judges by reviewing the briefs and the trial record, analyzing the merits of the arguments, recommending a decision, and drafting the court’s written opinion. I analyzed more than 60 appeals, gaining insight into the judicial decision-making process. I use that insight to offer a unique perspective to my clients.
My appellate experience has involved myriad legal areas, including medical and legal malpractice, employment discrimination, personal injury, products liability, health law, divorce, and commercial disputes.
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