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Katie Belinda Smith Matison

Katie Belinda Smith Matison

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  1. Insurance: 50%
  2. Admiralty & Maritime: 50%

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Lane Powell

1420 Fifth Ave
Suite 4100
Seattle, WA, 98101-2375



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Avvo Contributions
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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Washington Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Community Impact AwardAmerican Heart Association2009
Avvo Top Admiralty/Maritime LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Seattle Young Artists Music FestivalBoard Member2006 - 2007
Northwest Chamber OrchestraBoard Member and Officer1998 - 2006
Maritime Law Association of the United States, Limitation of Liability CommitteeProctor In Admiralty1994 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesN/AN/A
Association for Transportation Law, Logistics and PoliciesN/AN/A
Longshore Claims AssociationN/AN/A
American Heart AssociationBoard MemberN/A
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, Maritime CommitteeChairN/A
Association of Transportation Law Professionals, National Executive CommitteeN/AN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics & PolicyThe Big Business of Maritime Piracy and the Modern Corsair: Dead Men Tell No Tales 3d Quarter 20092009
Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics & Policy"What's in the Box? An Overview of Domestic and International Developments in Port Security and Safe Carriage of Containerized Cargo 4th Quarter 20092009
Lloyd's Maritime Training ProgrammeInternational Comparison of Shipowners' Limitation of Liability Scheme2001
The Journal of Shipping Law, Lloyd's of London PressJurisdictional Anomalies Spawned by the Sinking of the RMS Titanic1999
Shipping and Transport Lawyer InternationalOn the Eve of the Apocalypse: The Ramifications of the ISM Code on U.S. Maritime Law1998
Tulane Maritime Law Journal, Vol. 17, No. 1An Historical Trek Through the Judicial Interpretations of Section 187 of the Limitation of Vesselowners Liability Act1992
Tulane Maritime Law Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2Compulsory River Pilots1992
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolAdmiraltyLL.M - Master of Laws With DistinctionN/A
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Tulane UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts With HonorsN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Association of Transportation Law Professionals"What 's in the Box-- An Overview of Domestic and International Developments in Port Security2009
Association of Transportation Law ProfessionalsMaritime Modal Updates2008
Marine Insurance Association of SeattleBad Faith2006
Association Transportation Law ProfessionalsModerator: "Intermdal Transportation of Perishable Cargo from the Field and Pasture to Foreign Ports2006
Construction Law Seminar, London, EnglandCoverage Scenarios2003
Longshore Claims AssociationRecent Developments in the Ninth Circuit2001
London Training SeminarThird Party Liability For Breach Of E Commerce Security Standards2001
Lloyd's Maritime Training ProgrammeComparison of Shipowners Limitation of Liability Schemes2001
Federal Bar AssociationCruise Lines and Pleasure Vessels: An Overview of Personal Injury and Death Claims and Remedies1999
Marine Insurance Association of SeattleThe Additional Assured1998
The American Bar Association Young Lawyers DivisionRecent Developments in Maritime Law1997