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David Bowen Anderson

503-232-6711
David Bowen Anderson
Anderson Carey & Williams
800 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
www.boatlaw.com
Phone: 503-232-6711
The Maritime Law Association of the United States

The Maritime Law Association of the United States

David Bowen Anderson

Proctor,
Member

About David Bowen Anderson

David "Dave" Anderson has been surrounded by boats for as long as he can remember. While only a boy, he saved the money he earned by selling newspapers to buy his first skiff. Even before he earned his driver's license, Dave had manned boats up to 40 feet long. In the decades since, he has both owned and operated sea vessels of all types. He currently serves as a In the decades since, he has both ... read more »

Biography

David "Dave" Anderson has been surrounded by boats for as long as he can remember. While only a boy, he saved the money he earned by selling newspapers to buy his first skiff. Even before he earned his driver's license, Dave had manned boats up to 40 feet long. In the decades since, he has both owned and operated sea vessels of all types. He currently serves as a

In the decades since, he has both owned and operated sea vessels of all types. He currently serves as a maritime attorney in Seattle in Seattle and operates a tug company.

Dave majored in Economics at Stanford University, where he graduated with honors. He spent time in the U.S. Army prior to enrolling in the University of Michigan Law School. During his senior year in law school, he gained experience in environmental litigation for oil tankers at a Washington D.C. based public interest law firm.

During his senior year in law school, he gained experience in environmental litigation for oil tankers at a Washington D.C. based public interest law firm.

Upon earning his Juris Doctor, Dave accepted a position in the maritime division of a large Seattle law firm. While there, he honed his skills in maritime law, working alongside the most distinguished maritime lawyers in the Northwest. He worked largely with ship owners and marine underwriters.

For over thirty years, Dave has served as a partner in his own law firm, representing seaman injured while aboard fishing boats, tugs, ferries, and deep sea vessels. He successfully achieved favorable court verdicts and settlements in many complex admiralty cases with the help of his legal team and staff. Even when confronted with the largest marine companies, Dave confidently worked to secure the best interests of his clients.

He successfully achieved favorable court verdicts and settlements in many complex admiralty cases with the help of his legal team and staff. Even when confronted with the largest marine companies, Dave confidently worked to secure the best interests of his clients.

Dave has held several positions in legal associations throughout the years. He has served as the President of the Whatcom County Bar Association and as a member of the Washington State Bar Association's Ethics Committee. Dave has maintained the highest rating from

Dave has maintained the highest rating from Martindale Hubbell consistently for many years. He was also named as one of the top ten best maritime lawyers in Seattle during 2008 by CEO Magazine.

Dave currently serves as a senior partner at Anderson Carey Alexander & Williams – a maritime law firm in Washington and Oregon with offices in Bellingham, Seattle and Portland. He continues to apply the same passion for maritime life that he had when he saved for his first skiff.

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David Bowen Anderson -
Anderson Carey & Williams
800 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
www.boatlaw.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 503-232-6711

Secondary Address:

1020 SW Taylor St
Portland, OR 97205

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Admiralty and Maritime Law20.00%
Boating Accidents20.00%
Wrongful Death20.00%
Spinal Cord Injuries20.00%
Brain Injury20.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Oregon Member in Good Standing 2002
Alaska Member in Good Standing 2000
Washington Member in Good Standing 1974

Work Experience

Position Duration
Associate at Bogle & Gates, Admiralty Department Representation of Ship-owners and Marine Underwriters 19741977
Partner at Anderson Carey Alexander & Williams present

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Western Washington University MBA 1982
University of Michigan Law School J.D. 1974
Stanford University B.A. 1970

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member Oregon State Bar 2002 – present
Member Alabama State Bar 2000 – present
Proctor,
Member
The Maritime Law Association of the United States 1981 – present
Member Washington State Bar Association 1974 – present
Member American Arbitration Association present
Member American Bar Association present
Member Association of Trial Lawyers of America present
Member Whatcom County Bar Association present

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Forty-Six Crewmembers abandon the Commercial Fishing Vessel ALASKA JURIS as the Vessel begins to sink on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in the Bering Sea

Posted on Thursday, July 28th, 2016

By:  Dave Anderson The ALASKA JURIS, a factory trawler owned and operated by the Fishing Company of Alaska, began to sink in the Bering Sea on Tuesday, forcing the crew of 46 to don survival suit... [read more]

Marineros Extranjeros Lesionados En Buques de EE.UU. Tienen Derechos

Posted on Friday, October 30th, 2015

Marineros extranjeros lesionados en buques de bandera estadounidense o navío que extensivamente salen de los puertos estadounidenses, a menudo se les aconseja de no tomar acción legal en... [read more]

Foreign Seamen Injured On U.S. Vessels Have Legal Rights In United States Courts

Posted on Friday, October 9th, 2015

Foreign seamen injured on U.S. flagged vessels or vessels operating extensively out of U.S. ports are too often dissuaded from pursuing an action in U.S. courts, when in such cases, the particular for... [read more]

Top 6 Things For Seamen And Maritime Workers To Keep In Mind After Suffering An Injury

Posted on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

After an accident, your world can quickly turn upside down. With the stress of worrying about your injuries and your ability to work, you may inadvertently do something that can hurt your future legal... [read more]

Deceased Deckhand’s Jones Act And Unseaworthiness Claims Are Revived: New Jersey Superior Court Rules Summary Judgment Inappropriate In Case Of Disputed Exposure To Asbestos On Multiple Vessels

Posted on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

The Superior Court of New Jersey in Latter v. 3M Company, No. L-10370-08, 2015 WL 868048 (March 3, 2015) reversed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment against a deceased seaman, Mr. Henry... [read more]

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Posted on Friday, February 27th, 2015

Please visit our website to learn more about maritime law and your options after sustaining and injury caused by employer negligence. http://www.boatlaw.com/... [read more]