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Shane C Carew

Practice areas


  1. Maritime: 40%
    36 years
  2. Litigation: 40%
    36 years
  3. Debt Collection: 20%
    13 years



Hourly ($250-350/hour), contingent (33-45%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Christopher E. Green

    Shane is a very tenacious and knowledgable attorney with a lot of experience in both state and federal court systems. He is one attorney other attorneys call for advice. Also a very friendly helpful fellow who works hard for his clients.


    Christopher Green Consumer protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ian S Birk

    Shane and I have worked together on a couple different matters. He is both experienced and tough. He knows how to put his experience to work for his clients and will assess the right legal strategy and execute. I highly recommend Shane.


    Ian Birk Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

5450 California Ave Sw Ste 101
Seattle, WA, 98136-1577


AKActive Out of State199401/16/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rotarian of the YearWest Seattle Rotary2010
Pro Bono Lawyer of the YearKing County Bar Association2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerCarew Law Office1992 - Present
AssociateCarney, Stephenson, Badley, Smith & Spellman1989 - 1992
Adjunct InstructorSeattle Central Community College1989 - 1997
AssociateMikkelborg, Broz, Wells & Fryer1984 - 1989
Student InternClyde & Co.1983 - 1983
Student InternBritish Marine Mutual P&I Association1983 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for Justice, Court Rules CommitteeCommittee Member2014 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Rules and Procedure CommitteeESI Subcommittee, Member2012 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember2008 - Present
Alaska Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Alaska Bar Association, Admiralty Law SectionMember1994 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Rotary Club of West SeattlePresident2014 - 2015
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Maritime Law SectionChair1988 - 1990
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1981 - 2007
The Maritime LawyerNotes and Comments Editor1979 - 1980
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Narte v. All Alaskan Seafoods, Inc.Affirmed judgment for wages in Russian joint venture in favor of clients
Maughan v. Tracey Anne, Inc.Judgment for fisherman wage claimant remanded for findings re punitive damages
In re Rachel K Limitation ProceedingsSettlement in clients' favor after favorable ruling
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar NewsBusiness and the War on Drugs: Caught in the Crossfire1989
The Maritime LawyerVessel Valuation: Problems and a Proposal1980
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University College London Faculty of LawLawLL.M - Master of Laws1983
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of Notre DameManagementB.B.A.1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Current Issues in Maritime LawVessel Arrest: the Basics & Three Perspectives on the Devils in the Details2013
Maritime Personal Injury in WashingtonDefenses to Maintenance and Cure Claims2011
Workers’ Compensation: Representation, Roles and RulesLongshore Claims and the Jones Act2009
Maritime Personal Injury in WashingtonElectronic Discovery in Maritime Personal Injury Litigation2009
Maritime Personal InjuryElectronic Discovery in Maritime Personal Injury Litigation2008
Maritime Personal InjuryVessel Arrest in Personal Injury Cases: The Admiralty Court’s Version of Texas Hold ‘Em2007