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Practice areas


  1. Maritime: 40%
    33 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    33 years
  3. Insurance: 30%
    33 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Edward Duke Powell

    Rivers and I have been opposed to each other and on the same side in many cases over several years. I hold Rivers in the highest regard for his legal skills, integrity and professionalism. His clients are fortunate to have him on their side. I endorse this lawyer.


    John Powell Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

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    I endorse this lawyer. Listens carefully and offers solid advice. Very sound judgment. Knowledgeable and capable attorney.


    Steven Gibbons Admiralty and maritime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Nicoll Black & Feig

Puget Sound Plaza, Suite 1650
1325 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98101


MSAuthorized to practice law197702/27/2012
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
"Super Lawyer"Washington Law & Politics Magazine2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalNicoll Black & Feig2006 - Present
PartnerCozen O'Connor2000 - 2005
PartnerLane Powell, PC & Predecessor Firms1983 - 1999
Judge Advocate General's CorpsU. S. Navy Reserve (Retired)1977 - 2004
Staff Judge AdvocateU S Navy, Judge Advocate General's Corps (active duty)1977 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMember2010 - Present
Inter-Pacific Bar AssociationMaritime Law Committee Chair (past)1999 - Present
King County Bar AssociationFishery Law Committee Chair (past)1984 - Present
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesProctor1984 - Present
Pacific Marine ResearchBoard of Directors2000 - 2007
Maritime Law ReporterEditorial Board1988 - 1994
Asia Pacific Lawyer’s AssociationMaritime Law Committee Chair (past)1985 - 1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Brussels, BelgiumInternational LawMA - Masters1983
University of Washington School of LawMarine LawMA - Masters1982
University of Mississippi School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977