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David Bowen Anderson

David Bowen Anderson

  • Maritime Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability
  • Alaska, Oregon, Washington
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Biography

David Anderson has assisted hundreds of seamen and their families to secure fair compensation for injuries at sea, as well as for those who have lost loved ones to sunken vessels. His decades of experience in the admiralty law field have made him a respected name in the industry. As a native of Seattle, Dave spent his childhood on docks and shores. He learned to take the helm of sail and powerboats from an early age, and he has owned a wide variety of vessels. Dave attended Stanford University before earning his J.D. at the University of Michigan School of Law in 1974. While completing his senior year in law school, he worked as a clerk in a law firm focused on environmental litigation. After becoming a licensed attorney, Dave joined the admiralty law department of a large law firm in Seattle. He studied and gained experience there under some of the most experienced and renowned maritime lawyers in the Northwest before continuing on to become a partner in his own law firm. For more than 30 years, Dave represents sailors from ferries, commercial fishing boats, and all manner of sea vessels. He has gained experience fighting for his clients against some of the largest and most intimidating companies in the marine industry, seeking restitution in a range of situations, from accidents at sea to dockyard injuries.

Education
Western Washington University
M.B.A.
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University of Michigan Law School
J.D. | Law
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Stanford University
B.A.
Honors: Graduated with Great Distinction
Phi Beta Kappa
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Professional Experience
Associate, Admiralty Department Representation of Shipowners and Marine Underwriters
Bogle & Gates , Seattle, Washington
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Professional Associations
Oregon State Bar  # 022281
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Whatcom County Bar Association
Past President
Current
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Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member
Current
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Maritime Law Association of the United States
Proctor Member
Current
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American Arbitration Association
Commercial Arbitrator
Current
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Alaska State Bar
Member
- Current
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Washington State Bar
Special District Counsel
- Current
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Washington State Bar Association
Member, Rules of Professional Conduct Committee
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alaska
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Oregon
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Washington
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United States District Court, Western District of Washington
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
    Maritime Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Contact & Map
Primary Office
500 16th St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Toll-Free: (360) 220-1177