Of Counsel

(206) 749-0500

Coby has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of matters, including commercial and contract cases, employment disputes, real estate matters, and disputes involving securities and financial services. He has tried dozens of jury trials to verdict and has also represented clients in appeals. In addition, he has substantial experience with arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution techniques and regularly advises clients on litigation risks.

Before joining Savitt Bruce & Willey, Coby managed the litigation and employment legal services for the largest private early childhood education company in the United States, KinderCare Education. While there, Coby also concurrently obtained an MBA with Honors from the University of Washington. This corporate background and education gives Coby a unique perspective to assist companies with finding resolutions to their disputes that make business sense. Coby began his career as a litigator with Perkins Coie in Seattle, and also practiced with his own firm, McDougald & Cohen. He is a graduate of New York University School of Law.

Before Coby had two daughters, he skied and sailed regularly. Nowadays, he just cherishes his time with the girls and his wonderful wife, Miriam, along with their two sweet labs (and periodically other briefly fostered critters). Coby regularly commutes to work on his bike, so please forgive his somewhat grizzled look.

Areas of Practice

Prior Professional Experience

  • ReedHein & Associates, LLC, Seattle, WA, General Counsel, 2016-2017
  • KinderCare Education LLC, Portland, OR, 2011-2016
    • Assistant General Counsel – Litigation & Employment, 2011-2016
  • McDougald & Cohen, P.S., Seattle, WA, Partner, 2006-2011
  • King County Prosecutor’s Office, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 2004-2006
  • Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, WA, 2000-2004
  • Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, San Francisco, CA, 1999-2000

Education

  • University of Washington Foster School of Business, M.B.A. with Honors, 2016
    • 2015 Discretionary Scholarship Award
  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1999
    • Moot Court Board, Chairperson
    • Order of Barristers
  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A. with honors, 1996

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California