Gail Y. Cosgrove '81

  • Lecturer in Law


  • JD William S. Richardson School of Law 1981


Gail Y. Cosgrove is a partner in the law firm of Hisaka Yoshida & Cosgrove. Her work involves civil litigation, primarily medical liability, complex litigation, product liability and toxic tort litigation. Ms. Cosgrove is also a Lecturer-in-Law for the William S.Richardson School of Law where she teaches  Pretrial Litigation to second and third year law students. She is listed in the Hawaii Super Lawyers list which recognizes five percent of Hawaii’s top attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. She is also listed in Super Professors which is a peer reviewed group of academics that
consistently demonstrate excellence, passion, and clarity throughout their academic careers. Ms. Cosgrove received her JD degree from the William S.Richardson School of Law in 1981 and became a member of the Hawaii bar that year. Ms. Cosgrove is a member of the Judicial Arbitration Commission, which oversees the Court Annexed Arbitration Program. She is also a member of the Special Committee on Judicial Performance. Ms. Cosgrove has participated in numerous legal education seminars and workshops as a speaker on a variety of subjects including medical liability, tort law, civil motions practice, experts, evidence, insurance coverage, professionalism and civility. Ms. Cosgrove is an active member of the Hawaii Women’s Legal Foundation, a nonprofit organization, which provides grants to programs which benefit women and children in need. She has served as President and Vice-President, and has chaired the HWLF annual fundraiser which typically counts 400-500 persons in attendance.