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James Karean Whitehead

James Karean Whitehead

Admiralty and Maritime Lawyer
Law Office of James F. Whitehead
Seattle, WA
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Attorney Biography

Jim Whitehead is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer in Seattle, WA. He has experience in state and federal courts in Washington and Alaska, and state court in Idaho.

He has tried many cases to judgment or verdict in Washington and also has experience as an appellate advocate in the Washington Court of Appeals, the Washington Supreme Court, the Idaho Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

He has written numerous articles for a variety of legal and trade journals and has lectured extensively at local and regional legal seminars, including seminars sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Admiralty Law Institute, which he chaired in 1996, the University of Washington School of Law, The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, and various insurance industry groups.

He is also the Associate Editor for Seattle of American Maritime Cases, which has published court decisions of interest to the maritime bar for more than ninety years, and a member of the National Advisory Board of the Maritime Arbitration Association of the United States and a contract arbitrator for NOAA’s Crab Rationalization Program for the Bering Sea Aleutian Island crab fisheries.

Practice Areas

Admiralty and Maritime Law (100%)

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James Karean Whitehead
Law Office of James F. Whitehead
Law Office of James F. Whitehead 2211 Elliott Ave Suite 20
Seattle, WA 98121
Office: 206-448-0100

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