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David Bowen Anderson

503-232-6711
David Bowen Anderson
Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski
1501 Eldridge Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
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 & Neidzwski
1501 Eldridge Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
www.boatlaw.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 503-232-6711

Secondary Address:

800 Fifth Ave #4100
Seattle, WA 98104

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Admiralty and Maritime LawP2220.00%
Boating AccidentsS320.00%
Wrongful DeathS320.00%
Spinal Cord InjuriesS320.00%
Brain InjuryS320.00%

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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