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Seattle Maritime Injury Attorneys

Experienced on Deck and in the Court Room

Seattle Maritime Attorneys is made up of some of the most experienced attorneys engaged in the practice of maritime law in the United States.

Two of our attorneys, John Merriam and Gordon Webb, have handled an extensive number of maritime cases in Alaska, Washington and across the nation, and most probably have represented more cruise ship claims in the State of Washington than any other firm. Combining both of their experiences of having worked on ships with their courtroom knowledge gives them the practical and professional skills it takes to successfully handle the unique complexities involved in maritime claims.

John Merriam has been selected and is recognized as a Super Lawyer who has attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Gordon Webb has been selected and is recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the top 100 Ligation lawyers in the State of Washington.

Please feel free to email and or call Seattle Maritime Attorneys for a free case evaluation.

Case Results
  • $2.25 Million

    Gloria K. Owen, Et. Al., v. Cruise West and Alaska Sightseeing and Cruise West Travel, Inc.

  • $2.3 Million

    Ocean Resources Inc. v. Bank of America and Seafirst National Bank et al.

  • Confidential. Largest wrongful death six figure settlement in Washington state

    Estate of Wilkison v. Mastec North America and Global Crossings Inc.

Protecting the Rights of Those Injured at Sea

The attorneys at Seattle Maritime Attorneys 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, sailors working with the military Sea-lift Command and many others.

The cruise ship accident lawyers at SMA 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.

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:

  • 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.
  • FTCA Claims – These cases include claims on behalf of sailors working for the Department of Navy and the Military Sea-Lift.
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 cruise ship accident 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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John has helped me get my pay. He REALLY went up to bat for me, I can't recommend him highly enough.
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There are very few people I trust in this world but John Merriam is at the top of my list he not only is a man of outstanding character and morals as well as honest but he truly cares about his clients well being and situation…
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I lost most of my vision from an accident at sea. Gordon handled my case with motivation and haste that I could imagine would have been the way he would have handled it if it had been him who was injured. I was ver impressed by how much he cared and especially his work ethic.
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Gordon helped me and family get through a very hard time. I was severely injured, and Gordon was able to settle my case for more than i was hoping for. If anything else happens he will be the first person I call.
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I very much appreciated the sense of urgency that Gordon Webb demonstrated as he handled my case. Emails and phone calls were returned almost instantly, questions were answered and solutions were offered. Gordon's firm came highly recommended and I am very pleased that I made the right choice to hire him.
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