Cogswell Nakazawa & Chang Cogswell Nakazawa & Chang

Telephone: 562-951-8668

Fax: 562-951-3933


Forrest R. Cogswell

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Areas Of Practice:
Maritime Law
Product Liability
Commercial Litigation
Aviation Litigation
Personal Injury/ Death Litigation

Bar Admissions: 
California, 1975
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1975
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1975
U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1975
U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 1975
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1975
U.S. Supreme Court, 1975

University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1975
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Honors: Member Moot Court Honors Program

Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1968
A.B., Bachelor of Arts
Honors: Cum Laude with Highest Distinction; Recipient, Pray Modern Language Prize

Representative Cases:
Armando Martinez v. Korean Shipping Corp, Ltd., et al, 903 F. 2d 606 (9th Cir. 1990)

Katherine E. Rumbert, et al. v. Weber Aircraft Corporation, et al., 424 F. Supp. 294 (1976)

Eliud A. Torres v. Johnson Lines and NYK Lines, 1989 AMC 1009

United Kingdom Mutual Steamship Assurance Association (Bermuda) Limited v. Continental Maritime of San Francisco, Inc., 1993 AMC 542

Honors and Awards:
Proctor in Admiralty

Professional Associations and Memberships: 
Los Angeles County Bar Association

American Bar Association

State Bar of California

The Maritime Law Association of the United States
Proctor Member; Member, Uniformity Committee

Dartmouth Lawyers’ Association

Dartmouth College Alumni Association

Past Employment Positions:
Lillick McHose & Charles, Former Partner