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Practice areas


  1. Maritime: 70%
    33 years, 500 cases
  2. Insurance: 20%
    28 years, 150 cases
  3. Litigation: 10%
    36 years, 400 cases

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    I endorse this lawyer. Diligent, capable and very knowledgeable.


    Steven Gibbons Admiralty and maritime Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Thomas Frank Paul

    Chris is a terrific lawyer. He is a pleasure to work with, even as an adversary. He represents his clients with vigor, innovation and great skill, and obtains first class results.


    Thomas Paul Admiralty and maritime Attorney
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Contact info

1325 4th Ave Ste 1650
Seattle, WA, 98101-2505

Nicoll Black & Feig, PLLC

816 2nd Avenue Suite 300
Seattle, WA, 98104



IDAuthorized to practice law198007/12/2016
TXInactive 198807/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's AwardWashington Defense Trial Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior MemberCozen O'Connor1999 - 2004
PartnerLane Powell Spears Lubersky1997 - 1999
PartnerBogle & Gates1991 - 1997
AssociateVinson & Elkins, LLP1988 - 1991
Lieutenant CommanderU.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps1982 - 1988
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyBlaine County Prosecuting Attorney1980 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMember2010 - Present
Marine Insurance Association of SeattleMember1992 - Present
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationVice-ChairN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
21 U.S.F. Mar. L. J. 1Uberrimae Fidei: The Doctrine That's On Everyone's Lips2009
15 Idaho L. Rev. 323Idaho Code § 18-6105: A Limitation on the Use of Evidence Relating to the Prior Sexual Conduct of the Prosecutrix in Idaho Rape Trials1979
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Idaho College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Boston CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Insurance SeminarMarine Insurance Basics and Important Recent Developments2012
Current Issues In Maritime Law“I’m not dead! I’m getting better…I think I’ll go for a walk!” Seamen’s Punitive Damage Claims Cheat Death: Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker and Atlantic Sounding Co. v. Townsend2011
Day of EducationImportant Developments in the Law and Practice of Maintenance & Cure2010
Pacific Admiralty Seminar 2008Uberrimae Fidei: The Doctrine That’s On Everyone’s Lips2008