Firm Overview

Attorneys at Our Firm Pacific Northwest and Nationwide Maritime and Jones Act Attorneys

We Are Friends to Seamen and Passengers

Dedicated attorneys, Gordon Charles Webb and John Merriam have more than 55 years of combined experience in maritime and admiralty law. We have the know-how and skill to resolve your legal issues but, unlike some larger firms, we will never sacrifice the personal service and individual attention you need.

John, in the Seattle office at Fishermen's Terminal, was a merchant seaman for 12 years while working his way through college and law school. He has practiced maritime law since 1982.

Gordon, in the Bellevue office near Lake Washington, was a commercial fisherman and boat builder before starting to practice law in 1993. He has an L.L.M. (a Master's Degree in Admiralty and Maritime Law) from Tulane University Law School.

Experience, Integrity and Personalized Legal Services

For help pursuing benefits under the Jones Act or other maritime laws, you need one of our experienced attorneys on your side. For a free initial consultation, call our Seattle office at 206-729-5252, or our Bellevue office at 425-454-3800.

We realize that not every case is the same and, more importantly, not every person has the same problems and concerns. Our lawyers represent a wide variety of people who spend time at sea for work or pleasure, including:

  • Cruise ship passengers
  • Commercial fishermen and seafood processors
  • Merchant seamen
  • Tug and barge workers
  • Washington State ferry employees and passengers
  • Passengers and crew on pleasure boats and yachts

We provide competent representation from experienced attorneys who are focused on being honest about our clients' options. We will never steer you in the wrong direction and will always help you obtain your objectives.

We Are Friends to Seamen and Passengers

It can be lonely out at sea, but it doesn't have to be that way when you are choosing a lawyer to handle your maritime law case. For a free initial consultation with a friendly lawyer, who has spent a lot of time at sea himself, contact us today.

Attorneys at Our Firm
Client Reviews
John has helped me get my pay. He REALLY went up to bat for me, I can't recommend him highly enough.
★★★★★
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… Matthew
★★★★★
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. Andrew
★★★★★
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. Kerrey
★★★★★
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. Maureen
★★★★★