The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is pleased to welcome Ryan Cogdill to our expanding legal department. Cogdill, who graduated from McGeorge School of Law in 2011, will assist the Association with its legal efforts on behalf of California taxpayers, including the defense of Propositions 13 and 218, the integrity of the initiative process and government accountability. He joins HJTA’s litigation team headed by Director of Legal Affairs, Timothy Bittle.
We are excited to include Ryan’s knowledge and experience in our team. The addition of Ryan to our staff will enable the Association to remain California taxpayers’ leading resource to turn to when their government acts unjustly.
Cogdill, who is relocating to Sacramento from Modesto, has extensive litigation experience, most recently with the Curtis Legal Group, PLC. In addition, he served as a Fellow for the California Senate and as a Judicial Extern for the California Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District. He also has experience in the California Department of Justice as well as serving as a law clerk for the Fair Political Practices Commission. Cogdill also serves as a Director of the Community Hospice Foundation and as a member of the UC Merced Planned Giving Council.
[Publisher’s Note: For those curious, Ryan is the nephew of former State Senate Republican Leader Dave Cogdill – Flash]