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About Me

Dedicated to providing aggressive but reasonable representation at a fair price and cost-effective resolution to even complex legal problems.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Admiralty & Maritime: 30%
    31 years, 350 cases
  2. Construction & Development: 25%
    31 years, 45 cases
  3. Litigation: 20%
    31 years, 650 cases
  4. Personal Injury: 15%
    31 years, 250 cases
  5. Copyright Infringement: 10%
    26 years, 10 cases



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Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Shane C Carew

    I've known Steve as a lawyer for nearly 30 years. He is an excellent litigator with a brilliant intellect. He connects well with his clients and with the courts.


    Shane Carew Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Hayes David Gori

    I endorse this lawyer. Steve is a skilled litigator. I refer to him with confidence.


    Hayes Gori Business Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Gibbons & Associates, P.S.

901 5th Ave Ste 4100
Seattle, WA, 98164-2001



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
OUPV & Master of Sea, Motor or Auxillary SailU.S. Coast Guard2013
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerGibbons & Associates, P.S.2003 - Present
Of CounselChristensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC1999 - 2003
PartnerSmith & Gibbons1994 - 1999
PartnerGarvey Schubert Barer1991 - 1994
Associate, Elected to PartnershipLane Powell1985 - 1991
AssociateDiamond & Sylvester1983 - 1985
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesProctor in Admiralty1984 - Present
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesN/AN/A
American International Property Law AssociationN/AN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
All Alaskan Seafoods v. M/V SEA PRODUCERSignificant recovery on cargo claim
Carpenter v. Universal Star ShippingSuccessfully defended claim against vessel owner
Trident Seafoods v. Triton SeafoodsPrevailed for Plaintiff in Trademark case
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
United States Maritime AcademyMaster 100 Tons (USMARA-341) Towing and Sailing EndorsementsN/A2013
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Brigham Young UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Maritime Law ConferencesPersonal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims and Defenses1998
Export-Import 97International Shipping Documentation1997
King County Bar Association, Maritime Law SectionJones Act Personal Injury Claims and Defenses1995
Annual Meeting, Maritime Law AssociationProposal to Judiciary Committee of United States Congress regarding Time Limits in Admirlaty Appeals (Adopted)1989