Experienced Maritime Lawyers

We handle all aspects of maritime injury at sea... including shore side situations.

Our Maritime Attorneys have provided legal representation worldwide for injured fishermen, deckhands, officers, merchant mariners, factory trawlers, crabbers, ferry workers, longshore, all branches of the merchant marines, cruise ship, oil rig workers and recreational boater injuries.

We work with highly qualified marine safety investigators, naval experts, injury experts, Board-certified medical personnel and health care providers, physical capacities experts, and job experts, representing anyone injured at sea or in a maritime situation, to get compensation for present and future losses.

Maritime injury is all we do.

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George Knowles, designated Best Lawyer by practice area, Admiralty and Maritime Law,
Seattle Met Magazine, 2010

Verdicts & Settlements

+ $25,0000,000 + Combined total settlements.

$4,200,000 total settlements paid,
vessel sinking

$1,800,000 total settlements paid
Alaska Ranger Sinking (8 claims)

$1,550,000 – Deck hand
Cable injury, death

Abdomen Injury

$1,150,000 – Factory worker
Slip and fall

$1,500,000 Verdict – Deck hand
Slip and fall

$800,000 – Railroad Conductor
Train crash.

$800,000 – Wrongful death
Arctic Rose Sinking

$740,000 – Factory Trawler
Thumb injury

$676,000 – Ferry worker
Back injury

$625,000 – Partial Hand Amputation

575,000 – Post Traumatic Stress

496,250 – Hand Injury

$400,000 - Untreated Flu

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True Stories

So Lucky to be alive, Saved by an angel.

Over the years, we have grown accustomed to asking our clients surviving near death experiences whether they saw "the light" – the brilliant white light some say they see just as they are about to die.

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Injury at Sea Blog

  • Duck hunter rescued Local agency personnel rescued a stranded duck hunter from a sandbar in the Nisqually Flats, Saturday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast…
  • 3 kayakers rescued Coast Guard crews rescued three capsized kayakers near Clatsop Spit at the Columbia River entrance, Tuesday afternoon. All three kayakers were picked…
  • Coast Guard, Temsco rescue 4 A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew and a Temsco aircrew rescued four people after their Cessna 180 aircraft crashed in Lynn Canal, near…

Settlements Paid in Cash

Settlements Paid in Cash Sometimes our clients elect to take their settlements in cash. Here, a very experienced crabber/longliner suffered back problems and we resolved his case within a few months, with a cash money settlement well into the six figures. The day of receipt of his settlement he was back under contract, going back to work in the Alaska fishery, with an enormous amount of tax-free cash in his backpack. We helped him find the best medical care, obtained a settlement promptly, got him right back to work once his settlement was final and sent him on his way with money to last for a very very long time. You can’t see the smile on his face in this photo, but we will tell you, he is one very happy camper!