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Kenneth R. Costa

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Kenneth R. Costa


Contact Information

T: (617) 737-3100
F: (617) 737-3113

21 Custom House Street
Boston, MA 02110

Professional Biography

Kenneth R. Costa is an associate with Cooley Manion Jones. He is a member of the multi-state Products Liability Litigation Team, with a primary focus in insurance defense, products liability, asbestos-related and toxic torts cases in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut

In addition to his regular work schedule, Ken is a frequent contributor to CMJ’s blog, the Defense Litigation Insider

Prior to joining CMJ, Ken was an associate at a Boston litigation firm representing a wide variety of clientele in the complex toxic tort arena, where he was involved with the daily oversight and management of complex toxic tort lawsuits throughout the Northeast. Ken also served as counsel for a local company where his duties included financial compliance regulation and frequent small claims appearances.

Ken received his law degree from Roger Williams School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island in 2005, where he was a Dean’s Scholarship recipient. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Providence College in 2001, where he majored in Biology.

Ken is admitted to practice in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island state courts, as well as the U.S. District Courts of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Rhode Island Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, and Defense Research Institute.

Ken currently lives in North Providence, Rhode Island, where he was born and raised.   

 Best's Insurance Atty 

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2006
  • Rhode Island, 2007
  • Massachusetts, 2008
  • Pennsylvania, 2011
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 2008
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 2008
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2011


  • Roger Williams University School of Law
    • J.D., 2005
  • Providence College
    • B.A. (Dean's List ), 2001
    • Major: Biology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute, Member, 2010 - Present


  • Pierce, Davis & Perritano, LLP, Associate, 2008 - 2010
  • Goodwill Enterprises, Inc., Counsel/Finance Director, 2006 - 2008


  • Spanish

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