Practices & Industries

Practices

Admiralty and Maritime

Beard, Mark G.

Beard, Mark G.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7014
beardm@lanepowell.com
Jamieson, Brewster H.

Jamieson, Brewster H.

Shareholder
Anchorage
907.264.3325
jamiesonb@lanepowell.com
Matison, Katie

Matison, Katie

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7029
matisonk@lanepowell.com
Schoeggl, David M.

Schoeggl, David M.

Shareholder
Seattle/Portland
206.223.7383
schoeggld@lanepowell.com
Smith, Vicki L.

Smith, Vicki L.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2138
smithv@lanepowell.com

Lane Powell offers one of the largest and most diverse maritime and admiralty law practices on the West Coast. The Firm specializes in defending claims against ship owners and charterers in the blue water shipping, coastwise, tug barge and fishing industries on behalf of shipping interests, protection and indemnity clubs, and international marine underwriters. Typical claims include:

  • Collision
  • Cargo damage and bills of lading
  • Defense of seamen’s personal injury and death
  • Ship repairer liability
  • Oil and hazardous substance spills
  • Wreck removal and salvage
  • Maritime liens and vessel arrest
  • Charter parties and towage contracts
  • Marine insurance coverage
  • Maritime products liability
  • Vessel finance

Lane Powell’s admiralty and maritime attorneys have backgrounds in the merchant marine and fisheries industries as law clerks for admiralty judges and as officers in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard, as examples. Based upon the knowledge and experience of its maritime attorneys, Lane Powell has the experience to serve international maritime interests in their legal, litigation and business needs in the U.S. Pacific Coast.  In addition, Lane Powell is a correspondent for the Korea Protection and Indemnity Club.

Lane Powell has the proven advantage of bringing the full range of the Firm’s experience to its maritime and admiralty practice, including business acquisitions, international transactions, liens, insurance regulations, consumer protection, liaison with governmental and administrative agencies, corporate formation, tax, real estate, land use, labor and employment problems, antitrust, finance, and potential white collar criminal defense and regulatory compliance issues.

Admiralty and Maritime

Beard, Mark G.

Beard, Mark G.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7014
beardm@lanepowell.com
Jamieson, Brewster H.

Jamieson, Brewster H.

Shareholder
Anchorage
907.264.3325
jamiesonb@lanepowell.com
Matison, Katie

Matison, Katie

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7029
matisonk@lanepowell.com
Schoeggl, David M.

Schoeggl, David M.

Shareholder
Seattle/Portland
206.223.7383
schoeggld@lanepowell.com
Smith, Vicki L.

Smith, Vicki L.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2138
smithv@lanepowell.com

Admiralty and Maritime

Representative Matters

  • Glacier Bay Oil Spill (Cook Inlet, Alaska), United States District Court, Western District of Washington. Served as counsel for London Underwriters in a declaratory judgment action concerning rights and duties under primary and excess layers of insurance.
  • Represented world’s largest zinc and lead producer in negotiating 20-year contracts of carriage with both a tug and barge line and ocean carriers for shipment of ore concentrates from the Red Dog Mine in Alaska.
  • PACCAR v. Kennedy Jenks Consultants and Underground Detection Services, Western District of Washington. Brought subrogation action on behalf of London Underwriters to recover over $400,000 paid to repair flood damage to Fortune 500 truck manufacturing company.
  • Eastern Ship Supply, Inc. v. Merit Steamship Agency, Inc., United States District Court, Western District of Washington. Served as lead counsel for Merit Steamship Agency, Inc., in ship supply case. Dismissed with prejudice on motion for summary judgment.
  • Columbia Transport v. Hapag Lloyd (America), Inc. Defended ocean carrier in cargo dispute in claim of overland carrier and freight for warder. Dismissed with prejudice in favor of Hapag Lloyd.
  • In the Matter of the F/V PACESETTER, United States District Court, Western District of Washington. Pursued limitation of liability action on behalf of vessel owner.
  • In the Matter of the F/V NOWITNA, United States District Court, Western District of Washington. Pursued limitation of liability action on behalf of vessel owner.
  • Lesure v. ASCW, United States District Court, Western District of Washington. Defended personal injury cancer claim of customer service representative assigned to work aboard cruise ship. Judgment at trial in favor of shipowner.
  • Represented United States Mining Company regarding documentation of foreign barge and regulatory issues with Customs Department for international transportation of mining cargo.

Admiralty and Maritime

Date
06.10.2016
06.12.2015
04.23.2014
06.14.2013
06.13.2012
08.09.2011
06.20.2011
06.07.2011
07.20.2010
07.07.2010
06.06.2010
06.03.2010
06.02.2009
11.21.2008
06.02.2008
05.27.2008
11.15.2007
06.05.2007

Admiralty and Maritime

Date
12.10.2015
07.26.2011
07.27.2010
06.18.2010
01.29.2010
11.24.2009
10.16.2009
07.16.2009
05.26.2009
03.06.2009
06.25.2008
04.08.2008
03.31.2008
10.01.2001