Law Practice

Josephine’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, contract disputes, construction defects, and tort litigation.  She practices in both Oregon and Washington, working closely with clients in a wide variety of industries.  She enjoys finding client-focused solutions for complex problems.

Prior to joining Cosgrave, Josephine worked as a student attorney for the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project, where she represented prisoners in administrative hearings for alleged misconduct.

Education & Bar Admissions

Josephine earned her law degree from Boston University School of Law, where she was a member of the International Law Journal and a Distinguished Scholar.  She spent her final year of law school studying in Paris where she earned a master’s in European Union Law from University of Paris II Pantheon-Assas.  She graduated cum laude from Barnard College with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Human Rights.

Josephine is a member of the Oregon State Bar and Washington State Bar.


Member, Classroom Law Project Board
Member, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel


Volunteer, Oregon Humane Society
Volunteer, Constitution Team
Volunteer, IMPRINT


In her free time, Josephine enjoys trying new local restaurants, spending time with her family (including her two cats Slinky Boy and Olive) and traveling.


Graduated with honors – University of Paris II Pantheon-Assas

Cum Laude, Dean’s List – Barnard College

Member – Boston University International Law Journal

Undergraduate Fellow – Forest Foundation