Molly F. Kosten

Of Counsel, Seattle

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Professional Experience

After receiving her law degree in 1995, Molly started her career at a well-established insurance defense firm in Seattle, focusing on personal injury and professional negligence claims. She later joined a different law firm and expanded her practice to include business litigation, employment cases, administrative law matters, plaintiff’s personal injury, and collection cases. In 2002, Molly returned her focus to insurance defense, handling personal injury, professional negligence, defamation, business disputes and product liability claims. Molly has tried jury and bench trials in Washington’s Superior Courts and District Courts, and has also represented her clients in Washington’s Court of Appeals.

Molly enjoys working with her clients and helping them navigate the litigation process. The breadth of her litigation experience helps Molly provide a strong and comprehensive defense on behalf of her clients.


Molly received a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Washington in 1990.

She graduated from Willamette University College of Law in 1995.

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington State Courts (WSBA # 25385 )
  • United States District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Washington

Professional & Community Activities

  • Molly is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, and the Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association (MAMA Seattle).
  • Outside of her law practice, Molly is currently serving as Co-President of the Board of Trustees for the Shoreline Public Schools Foundation.

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, “Plaintiff’s Deposition”, Washington Defense Trial Lawyer (WDTL) Annual Meeting and Convention seminar “Deposition to Trial: Deposition Skills,” Annual Meeting and Convention, Victoria, B.C., July 13, 2017, and CLE, Seattle, WA, March 9, 2018.
  • Co-Presenter, “Defending Under Reservations of Rights in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington: Pitfalls to Avoid for Insurers and Defense Attorneys,” Claims & Litigation Management (CLM) 2016 Pacific Northwest Regional Conference, Seattle, WA, March 9-10, 2016.
  • Faculty, “Developing Deposition Skills,” National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Seattle, WA August 13-15, 2013 and August 11-13, 2015.
  • Presenter, “Applying Hearsay Objections and Overcoming Relevancy Issues,”  National Business Institute’s seminar How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (And Keep Theirs Out), Seattle, WA December 18, 2015.
  • Co-Presenter, “Problems and Strategies for Mandatory Arbitration” WDTL’s Annual Tort Law Update, Seattle, WA December 10, 2010.
  • Co-Presenter, “Resolving the Case Without Going to Trial,” National Business Institute’s seminar Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law 101, Seattle, WA December 3, 2009.


  • Molly was named a Rising Star in Washington Law & Politics magazine in 2000, 2001, and 2004.