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  1. Banking: 55%
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 15%
  3. Maritime: 15%
  4. Business: 15%

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  • Christopher John DeSimone

    It was a pleasure working with Scott from across the country to resolve a business dispute between our respective clients.

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    I endorse this lawyer. Creative and knowledgeable practitioner. Highly recommended.

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Helsell Fetterman LLP

1001 Fourth Avenue , Suite 4200

Seattle, WA, 98154-1154

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198807/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2011
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2011
Top Lawyer, Admiralty and MaritimeSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Proctor in AdmiraltyMaritime Law Association of the United States2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Avvo Top Admiralty/Maritime LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerHelsell Fetterman LLP2001 - Present
PartnerHelsell Fetterman LLP1995 - 2001
AssociateHelsell Fetterman LLP1988 - 1994
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2011 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)Member1998 - Present
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesProctor-in-Admiralty Member1991 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Maritime Law Section, King County Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
King County Bar Association Downtown Legal ClinicVolunteer1989 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Federal Bar Association of the Western District of WashingtonCo-Chair, Admiralty Law Committee2006 - 2010
Federal Bar Association of the Western District of WashingtonTreasurer2001 - 2002
Northwest Justice Project Board of DirectorsPresident2000 - 2000
Federal Bar Association of the Western District of WashingtonChair, CLE Committee1999 - 2000
Northwest Justice Project Board of DirectorsMember1997 - 2003
King County Bar Association Downtown Legal ClinicCoordinator1995 - 2003
Neighborhood Legal Clinics CommitteeMember1995 - 2003
Executive Committee, Admiralty Law Section,Young Lawyers Division, American Bar AssociationMember1991 - 1995
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
UnderSeas Explorations 1999Law of Long-Lost Shipwrecks1999
SextantAdmiralty Law Updates from the Ninth Circuit1995
Coastal ManagementAbandoned Shipwreck Act of 1987: Managing Historic Shipwrecks in the United States1989
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Union CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Williams CollegeAmerican Maritime Studies - Fall 1987N/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Helsell Fetterman In-House CLEThe Nuts, Bolts and Ethics of Client Engagement2014
Helsell Fetterman In-House CLEEthics of Metadata2007
UnderSeas Explorations 2000Emerging Trends in Shipwreck Law2000
UnderSeas Explorations 1999Law of Long-Lost Shipwrecks1999
Port of Seattle Maritime Law SeminarsMaritime Liens1996
Port of Seattle Maritime Law SeminarsMaritime Liens1993
Federal Court Practice CLELimitations on Federal Jurisdiction1993