Chester focuses his practice on all areas of commercial, financial, and real estate litigation. He has experience representing commercial landlords in disputes against tenants. He has also litigated disputes concerning breach of non-compete, non-solicitation, or confidentiality agreements. Additionally, he counsels insurance companies on coverage disputes and questions. Before joining Cosgrave as an attorney, he was the summer law clerk in 2015.
Education & Bar Admissions:
Chester earned his undergraduate degree in economics, cum laude, from The George Washington University in 2011. Chester graduated magna cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2016. He was named a member of the Cornelius Honor Society, a group of students selected by the law faculty for their scholarship, leadership, and contribution to the law school community. During law school, Chester worked as a law clerk for the Financial Fraud and Consumer Protection Section of the Oregon Department of Justice. He also served as Associate Editor of Environmental Law, the nation’s oldest law review dedicated solely to environmental issues.
Chester is admitted to the Oregon State Bar, and the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.
Chester sits on the board of The Giving Tree NW, a local non-profit that provides resident services to affordable housing communities. He is also a member of the Multnomah Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Outside of the office, Chester enjoys pick-up basketball, playing the guitar, and catching up on his favorite podcasts. In a past life, Chester wrote short fiction and essays. He hopes to publish some of his work one day.