Rosa Ostrom


Industry focus

How I represent clients at Schwabe

I counsel clients of all sizes through the many stages of the litigation process, focusing on maritime, product liability, manufacturing, and construction issues. When possible, I use collaborative techniques to establish productive relations.

Prior to law school, I was immersed in the food and beverage industry for almost a decade, with roles ranging from server to bartender to manager. Having on-the-ground experience affords me a unique understanding of client’s needs in the food and beverage industry, allowing me to deliver tailored advice to help clients solve problems.

In law school, I served as a Judicial Extern for Justice Mary Yu at the Washington State Supreme Court and worked as a Law Clerk at King County’s Housing Justice Project. I was also captain of the University of Washington School of Law’s American Institute of Justice National Mock Trial team.


  • Successfully represented local subcontractor in a breach of contract dispute, obtaining complete relief from the jury.


  • University of Washington School of Law, Juris Doctor degree, Order of the Barristers‎
  • Earlham College, Bachelor of Arts degree, Sociology and ‎Anthropology


  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts


  • Oregon Women Lawyers (2020-present)
  • National LGTB Bar Association (2019-present)
  • OGALLA, the LGBT Bar Association of Oregon, Member (2018-present)

Community Activities

  • University of Washington School of Law, Women’s Law Caucus, Mentor to first-year law students (2016-2018)

Outside Interests

Running (and eating) her way through the Pacific ‎Northwest. ‎

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