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David Bowen Anderson

David Bowen Anderson


Boating Accidents and Wrongful Death Lawyer
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Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski
Bellingham, WA
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About David Bowen Anderson

Proudly fighting for those who brave the perils of the sea.

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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.


Practice Areas

 
Admiralty and Maritime Law (20%)
 
Boating Accidents (20%)
 
Wrongful Death (20%)
 
Spinal Cord Injuries (20%)
 
Brain Injury (20%)

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Bar Licenses

Washington State Bar
Washington
Member in Good Standing
1974

Oregon State Bar
Oregon
Member in Good Standing
2002

Alaska State Bar
Alaska
Member in Good Standing
2000

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Work Experience

Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski
Partner
1977

Bogle & Gates
Associate
19741977

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Education

Western Washington University
MBA
1982

University of Michigan Law School
J.D.
1974

Stanford University
B.A.
1970

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Associations

The Maritime Law Association of the United States
Proctor,
Member
The Maritime Law Association of the United States
1981

American Bar Association
Member
American Bar Association

Member
Oregon State Bar
2002

Member
Alabama State Bar
2000

Member
Washington State Bar Association
1974

Member
Whatcom County Bar Association

Member
Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Member
American Arbitration Association

Executive Committee
Primorsky - Washington Russian Rule of Law

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Case Results - David Bowen Anderson

$3 Million
Traumatic Brain Injury
A shipyard repair worker was working aboard a dredge when they suffered a traumatic brain injury. An...

$1.75 Million
Arm Injury
A deckhand aboard a fishing vessel injured their arm while hauling pots. Anderson Carey Williams and...

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David Bowen Anderson
Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski
21 Bellwether Way Suite 104
Bellingham, WA 98225
www.boatlaw.com
Office: 503-232-6711
Other: 1-800-BOATLAW

Secondary Address:
800 Fifth Ave #4100
Seattle, WA 98104

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Established in 1899, the Maritime Law Association (MLA) seeks appropriate reforms and uniform interpretation in maritime law, which is the body of law that governs legal controversies and criminal offenses on the high seas.



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