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Amie C. Peters helps injured workers get the benefits needed to return them to their lives.  Currently, she helps workers with Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and the Defense Base Act workers' compensation claims. 

Amie is an active member of the Washington State Bar.  She actively handles Longshore and DBA cases before the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Office of Administrative Law Judges, Benefits Review Board, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. 

Amie enthusiastically participates in a number of legal organizations.  She is a founding board member and past-president of the DOL-Joint Bar Association, an organization aimed at improving legal procedings before the U.S. Department of Labor.  She also chairs the Women of Washington State Association for Justice and the Workers’ Injury and Advocacy Law Group Longshore Section.


Contact info

Blue Water Legal PLLC

144 Railroad Avenue Ste 308
P.O. Box 83
Edmonds, WA, 98020

Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 50%
  2. Maritime: 40%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Amanda Elizabeth Peters

    Amie and I have worked together for almost 7 years. Although we are sisters as well, Amie is first and foremost a great attorney. She is well-known in our niche practice of Longshore WC and DBA claims. If you are looking for a true advocate in this arena, she is the one you've been searching for.


    Amanda Peters Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Anita L Redline

    Amie assertively advocates for her clients. I know how tirelessly she works, as well has her fine staff. She's highly organized, generously gives of her time, and is well-known as a fine Maritime attorney. I like Amie as a person, as well, because she is so personable and compassionate. I endorse her as a fine attorney.


    Anita Redline Administrative law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising Star listSuper Lawyers2014
Rising Star listSuper Lawyers2013
Ready to Soar - New Member of the YearWashington State Association for Justice2011
Rising Star listSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Rising StarWorkers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group2011
President's AwardWorkers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney & OwnerBlue Water Legal PLLC2011 - Present
Associate AttorneyLaw Office of William D. Hochberg2006 - 2011
Rule 9 InternUW Children & Youth Advocacy Clinic2004 - 2005
Student MediatorUW Mediation Clinic2003 - 2004
Legal InternLaw Office of William D. Hochberg2003 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
DOL-Joint Bar AssociationBoard Member2011 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeCo-Chair - Women of WSAJ2011 - Present
Workers Injury Law and Advocacy groupCo-Chair - Longshore Committee2009 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Workers Injury Law and Advocacy GroupMember2007 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
Washington State Association for Justice - Workers' Compensation SectionMember2006 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
DOL-Joint Bar AssociationPresident2013 - 2014
Washington State Association for JusticeChair, New Member Committee2010 - 2011
Washington State Association for Justice, New Member CommitteeMember2008 - 2011
Professionals in Workers' CompensationMember2006 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
R.L. v. Duwamish ShipyardsAward of Benefits for Hearing Loss under the LHWCA
Mendoza v. Marco ShipyardsBRB Affirmed An OALJ Award for Total Disability
Jones Stevedoring v. Paglia9th Circuit Affirmed the BRB Award of Benefits
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial NewsTaking back your practice - You're not alone2011
Trial NewsA "Harry" Situation: The Washington Supreme Court Addresses Occupational Hearing Loss2009
Trial NewsInbred Interpretation Overruled2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Eastern Washington UniversityHistory and GovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Longshore ConferenceIn This Economy, Can An Injured Worker Really Find A Job?2013
WILG 2012 Annual ConventionTech/Internet Resources for the LHWCA Practitioner2012
Advanced Issues in Workers CompensationMedicare Set Asides in Workers Compensation2012
2011: A Workers' Comp OdysseyWorkers' Compensation & Medicare Secondary Payer Laws2011
Annual Longshore ConferenceEthical Implications of Section 48(a)2010
New Member Committee Brown BagWhat Every PI Attorney Should Know About Workers Comp2009
Longshore Nuts and Bolts Training SessionProving, Valuing & Adjudicating Your LHWCA Claim2009
WILG's 13th Annual ConferencePost Traumatic Stress Disorder2008
Loyola University Annual Longshore ConferenceHow to Handle Psychiatric and Psychological Claims2008