I have practiced law in Washington State since 1986. My practice is limited to... more
I have practiced law in Washington State since 1986. My practice is limited to serious injury claims on behalf of people injured by defective and dangerous products, automobile accidents, medical malpractice, unseaworthiness and Jones Act negligence, construction site accidents, and toxic or environmental harms. In approximately 2002 I also joined the Oregon bar.
Admiralty law concerns the navigation and shipping rules and procedures for commercial and recreational boating. If you are on a boat or own a boat that crashes into another boat, or a dock, pier or wharf, admiralty law (also called maritime law) applies. If someone is injured in the crash, if cargo is damaged, or if the boat sinks and causes a gas spill, admiralty law assigns responsibility and determines who has to pay. Admiralty laws are complex and can be confusing. If you or your business engage in water-based activities, an admiralty or maritime lawyer can be very helpful.