MORRIS H. ROSENBERG has practiced law in Seattle since 1975. His law degree is from the University of Virginia School of Law and his undergraduate degree is from Georgia State University. In addition to Washington, Mr. Rosenberg is admitted to the Bar of Georgia. Prior to entering the private practice of law, Mr. Rosenberg served as a law clerk for a trial court judge, as an Assistant District Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia, and as a Legislative Assistant for the Seattle City Council. Mr. Rosenberg now limits his practice to the representation of persons injured through the negligent conduct of others or economically injured by the misdeeds of their own insurance company. His past cases have included automobile accidents, premises liability, professional liability, product liability, wrongful death, employment discrimination, and complex family law cases.
Mr. Rosenberg has served as arbitrator in personal injury cases for King County Superior Court pursuant to the Mandatory Arbitration Rules (MAR). Mr. Rosenberg has served as a King County Superior Court Family Law Commissioner Pro Tempore. Mr. Rosenberg is the co-author of "Interstate Custody Disputes" Washington State Bar News, November 1987 and co-author of the "Debt Chapter", Family Law Deskbook, (1989, Washington State Bar Association). He has completed the 36 hour Professional Skills Training Mediation Program taught by the faculty of the University of Washington School of Law and has served as a mediator in complex family law cases. He has lectured at legal seminars.
In addition to being a member of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), Mr. Rosenberg is a member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) formerly known as the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (WSTLA); the Public Justice Foundation; the American Constitution Society; and the King County Bar Association (KCBA). Mr. Rosenberg has served as a Special District Counsel and as Adjunct Investigative Counsel for the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) investigating complaints of misconduct against attorneys. He served as a member of WSBA’s Fee Arbitration Panel resolving fee disputes between clients and attorneys. He served from 2006 to 2010 on the Washington Pattern Jury Instruction Committee which has responsibility for drafting jury instructions that are used in jury trials in all State Courts in Washington.
Other activities reflecting his commitment to improving the justice system in Washington include serving on the Washington Supreme Court's Local Rules Coordinating Committee and the King County Bench/Bar Task Force on Mandatory Arbitration. In fall 1999, he chaired the panel on Judicial Independence in Courts of Limited Jurisdiction at the King County Bar/Bench Conference. He has served multiple terms on the Editorial Board of WSTLA’s Trial News and was Chair of WSTLA’s Court Rules Committee for two years. He was the recipient of WSTLA’s 2005 President’s Award for his service to WSTLA and commitment to the civil justice system. He has served as Chair of KCBA’s Judiciary and Courts Committee; chaired the subcommittee that drafted pattern motor vehicle accident interrogatories for King County; and served as KCBA’s representative to the King County Trial Court Coordinating Council.
Mr. Rosenberg is active in the Seattle Community. He has served as a volunteer at the Southeast Legal Clinic since 1981. He has served as: President of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Washington State Chapter; on the Mount Baker Youth Accountability Board; a member of the Pacific Northwest Regional Advisory Board, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith; a member of the Board of Trustees, Temple Beth Am; and a Habitat for Humanity volunteer.