Cogswell Nakazawa & Chang Cogswell Nakazawa & Chang

Telephone: 562-951-8668

Fax: 562-951-3933

Email: [email protected]


Cogswell Nakazawa & Chang, LLP is a civil litigation firm located in Long Beach, California. We represent a wide variety of foreign and domestic maritime, manufacturing, energy, insurance, and transportation companies and banks, as well as individuals in all federal and state courts in California, and before federal and state administrative agencies. We advise and represent clients in areas of Commercial Transactions and Litigation, Maritime Law, Transportation and International Law, Banking, Environmental Law, Immigration Law, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Products Liability. Our attorneys possess the highest academic credentials, have substantial experience in all phases of the practice of law, and are committed to the pursuit of excellence.

The Firm derives from the firms of Cogswell Woolley Nakazawa & Russell and Baker & Hostetler LLP. The founding partners of the Cogswell Woolley firm, founded in 1988, came from two of the largest firms in California, Lillick McHose & Charles (now known as Pillsbury Madison & Sutro) and Graham & James. The formation of Cogswell Nakazawa & Chang, LLP, represent a continuation of a long tradition of service to clients.

We use cost-effective methods to provide services in a timely, ethical and professional manner. Our approach focuses on the needs and goals of each client. We have learned from listening to clients that prompt and regular communication is of the utmost importance to them. We also believe in providing clients with objective advice, so that decisions about the progress of a case reflect objective realities and not false premises. We strive to develop lasting relationships by earning the trust and respect of our clients. This means not only providing excellent and effective legal services in achieving our clients’ goals, but doing so at a reasonable price. We make every effort to resolve disputes in favor of our clients before trial, but, if necessary, we are ready for trial, whether before a judge, jury or arbitrator.

CNC has an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.