Protecting the Rights of Those Injured at Sea for more than 50 Years

Maritime Attorneys Experienced on Deck and in the Court Room

Maritime claims are unusually specialized and complex, requiring attorneys with superior knowledge of the intricacies and complexities of maritime law.  Also required is a practical understanding of how vessels operate.  The true maritime lawyer is at this intersection of knowledge and experience, and gets there only after specialized study and time working at sea.  Do not risk trusting your specialized claim with a “maritime attorney” lacking this combination of knowledge and experience.  Seattle Maritime Attorneys have the legal, on deck, and courtroom experience it takes to successfully handle your unique maritime claim.

John Merriam and Gordon Webb of Seattle Maritime Attorneys combined have more than 50 years of maritime law experience.  Unlike most other lawyers, they also have significant practical experience acquired from over 15 years combined experience working at sea.

Working together, and with other maritime law attorneys nationwide as needed, John Merriam and Gordon Webb provide skilled representation on behalf of nearly everyone who has been injured while on a vessel -- cruise ship passengers, pleasure boaters, tug and barge workers, ferry workers, oil rig workers, seafood processors, commercial fishermen, merchant seamen, and many others.

Although Mr. Webb's and Mr. Merriam's offices are close to Puget Sound, they regularly handle Jones Act and maritime injury cases originating from all over the globe and from all parts of the North American continent, including the Gulf of Alaska, the Bering Sea, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.

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Whomever you are and however or wherever you were injured, our attorneys will work closely with you to identify your unique needs and to aggressively pursue the compensation you are entitled to receive. Our practice focuses on two general types of claims:

  • Employment-related claims - Jones Act Claims — These cases involve wage claims or injuries to people who work on tugs, ferries, barges, cargo vessels, oil platforms, commercial fishing boats, offshore seafood processors, cruise ships and other marine vessels.
  • Passenger claims — These cases include cruise ship passenger injury claims, accidents involving yachts and other pleasure boats, and injuries to passengers on ferry boats or fishing and sightseeing charters.

We Put the Wind Back in Your Sails

You've been through enough and shouldn't have to spend any more time dealing with difficult legal problems, insurance companies or employers. Let us take care of these troubles for you. Contact us today for a free initial consultation with a highly skilled and experienced maritime law attorney.

Our nationwide toll free number is 877-800-1007.

Our local numbers are 425-454-3800 (Bellevue) and 206-729-5252 (Seattle).

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