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Steven V. Gibbons

Admiralty and maritime Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.5   8 reviews

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About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Admiralty and maritime
    Litigation involving salvage, general average, marine insurance coverage, Jones Act claims, machinery damage, cargo damage, personal injury and wrongful death, wreck removal, oil spills, fisheries, tug and barge, joint ventures, contract disputes, charter party disputes, yacht and boating claims, crew claims, etc.

    39 years, 450 cases

  2. Litigation
    Trials and appeals in Admiralty, business, intellectual property, construction, real property, insurance coverage, municipal liability, international disputes, personal injury and wrongful death.

    39 years, 650 cases

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

Licensed for 38 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1984
Updated 11/25/2022

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

Contact Steven

Gibbons & Associates, P.S.
601 Union Street Ste 2600
Seattle, WA, 98101-4000


4.5 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Tim | March 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wages contract
Mr. Gibbons was incredible to work with. He helped us when everything felt lost. He was very fair with his costs and he helped us recover wages and expenses in a timely manner.
Posted by David | July 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Accident lawsuit maritime
Steve is absolutely one really awesome lawyer and person would recommend him to anyone that has a legitimate case, what he is and how thorough he is is amazing. I told him win lose or draw i would always want to in touch with him!!!!! And I said that way before he kick you what in court against some of the best defense lawyers that "Lloyds of London" could get he is amazing!
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Posted by Ruby | May 19, 2013
Steve Gibbons is an outstanding attorney and I give him the highest rating possible. He is smart, engaged, has impeccable integrity, generates a positive/winning outcome and easy to work with. I totally trust him and his legal expertise. He is a truly honest, first-rate attorney and an all around great person.
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2011
Business Owner
Excellent attorney who left no stone unturned to handle our case. Was always very prepared. Would defintely use again.
Posted by ruby Kidd | January 28, 2009
I would give Steve Gibbons the highest possible rating as my attorney. I found him to be well educated, experienced, exceptionally smart, fully engaged, and he left no stones unturned with my case. I had a very good experience working with him and a positive outcome with my legal process. I found him to have impeccable integrity both personally and professionally. He is also fair, reasonable and available.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2009
Our Company has engaged services of Mr. Gibbons for the last 18-months; comparitive analysis wuld indicated TOP-5!
Absolutely - proactive, and appears to think ahead of the curve. Cannot say anything but hig acoldades and OUR trust for his expertise and experience...
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2009
Steve Gibbons is my only attorney of choice
Steve did such a wonderful job on my first case he is now handling a second case for me. He acted with great professionalism. I recommended Steve to many others which they had all thanked me for referring them to Steve Gibbons.
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2009
Appreciate his integrity
Steve helped me through my lawsuit in a professional even handed way. He was ethical and helpful. I recommend him without hesitation.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Gibbons & Associates, P.S.
  • 2003 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Partner
  • Smith & Gibbons
  • 1994 - 1999
  • Partner
  • Garvey Schubert Barer
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Associate, Elected to Partnership
  • Lane Powell
  • 1985 - 1991
  • Associate
  • Diamond & Sylvester
  • 1983 - 1985
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  • United States Maritime Academy
  • Certificates of Training
  • 2013
  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • Zielinski v. Time Bandit
  • Prevailed, with seven figure jury verdict
  • Zielinski v. Time Bandit
  • Prevailed, with seven figure jury verdict
  • Energy Heating v. Heat-on-the=Fly
  • Prevailed
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  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Proctor in Admiralty
  • 1984 - Present
  • American International Property Law Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English


  • OUPV & Master of Sea, Motor or Auxillary Sail
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Maritime Law Conferences
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims and Defenses
  • 1998
  • Export-Import 97
  • International Shipping Documentation
  • 1997
  • King County Bar Association, Maritime Law Section
  • Jones Act Personal Injury Claims and Defenses
  • 1995
  • Annual Meeting, Maritime Law Association
  • Proposal to Judiciary Committee of United States Congress regarding Time Limits in Admirlaty Appeals (Adopted)
  • 1989
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (29)
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Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is a skilled litigator. I refer to him with confidence."
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have opposed Steve on a number of prior occasions over the past 20+ years. He is a consummate professional, smart, and an effective advocate for his clients."
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Steven V. Gibbons
Admiralty and maritime Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 38 years
Free Consultation