Each year the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (“WDTL”)  recognizes a member who has promoted the highest professional and ethical standards, collegiality, professional decorum, and the utmost ethical standards while practicing supreme advocacy for his or her clients. This member must have practiced seven years or less, and along with the above identified standards, factors considered for this award include:  (1) Writing Skills; (2) Legal and Factual Analysis; (3) Oral Skills; (4) Personal Traits; (5) Dependability and Responsibility; (6) Advocacy; and (7) Pro Bono and Community Service. This year Rory Cosgrove was awarded most Outstanding Litigation Associate.  Carney Badley Spellman congratulates Rory for his hard work and dedication to the practice of law.