Jessica A. Cohen

Jessica A. Cohen



Jessica represents food and beverage, real estate and healthcare clients in acquisition transactions and general corporate matters. Prior to joining Ryan Swanson, Jessica worked as an Associate at a boutique transactional firm with expertise in long term care and senior housing industries. Prior to her work there, Jessica served as Director of Legal and Business Development for the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI), a global health non-profit, where she focused her practice on technology transactions, intellectual property, public-private partnerships, structuring international research collaborations, and general in-house matters.


  • Member, Commercial Real Estate Women, Seattle Chapter
  • Member, King County Bar Association
  • Member, Washington Women Lawyers
  • Member, Mother Attorney Mentoring Association of Seattle
  • Board Member and Secretary, Eastside Legal Assistance Program (2012 – 2015)
  • Volunteer Attorney, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (2008 – 2012)
  • Founding Board Member and Pro Bono Legal Advisor, Technically Learning (2006 – 2011)


Outside of work you will find Jessica exploring the city and playing outdoors with her husband and two young children. In her free time, Jessica enjoys running, swimming, and taming the weeds in her garden. In addition to her legal background, she co-founded and co-owns a local brewery, Rooftop Brewing Company, LLC, which has provided her with significant experience in spotting and understanding the issues that arise in running a small business.