Independent Historian

Rory O’Sullivan is a founding partner of Washington Employment Benefits Advocates, PLLC, a law firm representing claimants in the unemployment insurance process. Rory grew up in the Seattle area majoring in economics and international studies at UW. He served as a legislative assistant to Seattle Congressman Jim McDermott in Washington D.C. before attending law school at Georgetown University Law Center. He has spent his legal career in public services and poverty law working at Northwest Justice Project and then managing the King County Bar Association’s Housing Justice Project. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law and the University of Washington School of Law. He has published articles in the Seattle University Law Review, Gonzaga Law Review, Seattle Times, and Real Change among other publications.

The Innocence Project: A Short History Since 1983

For more than 25 years the Innocence Project has been shedding light on systemic failures of the United States criminal justice system. The authors of the Bill of Rights in the 1780s and 1790s enumerated more than a dozen specific protections for criminal defendants including the right … Read MoreThe Innocence Project: A Short History Since 1983