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Charles P. Moure

Admiralty and maritime Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 10 years
    Washington - WA 30 years
    Florida - FL 31 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1992
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Admiralty and maritime
    Handle all aspects of maritime litigation including vessel arrests both internationally and domestically, commercial disputes, vessel sinking and collisions, and personal injury claims.

    32 years, 110 cases

  2. Litigation
    Successfully taken to trial and judgment numerous civil litigation cases involving millions of dollars. Have also achieved successful settlements in many cases that have resulted in clients obtaining large seven figure settlements.

    32 years, 120 cases

“For over twenty years I have been working with companies and individuals in resolving disputes in many jurisdictions in the United States and in other countries. I have represented numerous individuals, including recreational boaters, passengers and crew members, who have been injured at sea. I have worked on seizing multiple vessels in Korea for several US and European based companies; represented a Russian aircraft dealership to obtain an outstanding seven figure debt from a US manufacturer; and obtained an outstanding debt against a US company for a Russian company selling seafood products.  I have been interviewed by Fox News and PBS on maritime piracy and international criminal law. For more examples of my work, please visit the “representative work” page on my firm’s website at .   Moure Law is a boutique international law firm.  Our website is .  





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Charles Moure Interviewed on Fox TV


1521 Second Avenue
Suite 1400
Seattle, WA, 98101-1881

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5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Bonny | May 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney and it’s highly recommended!
Charles is honest, fair, attentive, informative and knowledgeable. Unlike other attorneys i’ve experienced, I found Charles especially client-focused and understanding. He’s not as aggressive yet smart and would open to all possibilies when helping to solve my case, given it might not be as advantageous to himself. It was definitely an great experience to have him be my attorney. Thanks once again to Charles’s great effort and I would highly recommend him!
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Posted by William | March 25, 2014
Charles is an excellent attorney.
Charles was willing to take a difficult case on my behalf which involved international entities. He was very attentive to the details and handled my inquires and concerns with a balance of empathy, education and attention to the details. I'm convinced that if I'd had another lawyer the results would have been less satisfactory and more difficult to get through. I highly recommend Charles without any reservations.
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Posted by Betty | August 25, 2010
Speedy Resolution through Mediation
Charles is focused on his client, fair and dilligent. He researched all possiblilities for resolution, reviewed my case and gave me an honest and forthright opinion. He kept me informed, talked with me on a regular basis and answered all my questions. What information he required from me was requested on a timely basis so I could complete and meet deadlines for facts in the case. He is friendly,knowledgeble, honest and made me feel like my case was important to him,his assistants and his associates. The case was settled satisfactorialy and within a reasonable amount of time. I would reccommend Charles as an attorney not to toyed with in any situation I I
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2008
Major Settlement in 2 Weeks
Charles was pragmatic and focussed on the our key objective to obtain a major settlement quickly, and with minimal cost. Longer term litigation may have been in his best interest, but it didn't fit our goal. Most importantly, he listened closely to our perspective and suggestions regarding the dispute. It's a pleasure working with an attorney who believes in collaboration with his clients.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Moure Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Managing Member
  • Harris & Moure
  • 2004 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Preston Gates
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Judicial Intern
  • Judge William C. Turnoff
  • 1994 - 1995
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  • University of Miami School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1995
  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • St Thomas University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Aviamarket v. Bell
  • Settlement


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Rotary International
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • US Federal Court- Western District of Washington
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • US Federal Court- Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Jarvis Award
  • St. Thomas University
  • 1991

Speaking Engagements

  • International Litigation And Jurisdiction
  • Enforcing US Judgments Overseas
  • 2007
  • China's New Bankruptcy Law
  • China's New Bankruptcy Law
  • 2007
  • Rotary International
  • Maritime Law
  • 2006
  • National News
  • International Extradition
  • 2006
  • Morning News
  • International Law
  • 2006
  • Fox TV News
  • Extradition for Hearing
  • 2006
  • Fox Television News
  • Entwistle Extradition
  • 2006
  • Russian American Pacific Partnership Conference
  • Litigating the United States Dispute
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Charles
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Charles is an expert in his field and is a very hardworking attorney."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bright and knowledgeable. Very responsible and capable practitioner."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Charles is an excellent lawyer. I have worked with him on several litigation matters and have always come away very impressed with his abilities. Whenever I refer someone to Charles for help, I have complete confidence that the matter will be handled professionally and to the highest standards."
Business Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He and his partners are smart, diligent, and efficient. I would recommend him without reservations, and indeed, have retained his firm on important cases. "
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Charles on a number of matters. He is a gifted litigator and achieves results. I have and will continue to refer clients to him with the utmost confidence."
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Seattle Admiralty and maritime Lawyer Charles P. Moure
Charles P. Moure
Admiralty and maritime Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 31 years
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