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Maritime Law

Seattle Maritime Lawyers

Our firm is dedicated to providing top-quality legal representation to individuals and businesses involved in the maritime industry. Whether you have been injured while working on a ship, or are facing a legal dispute related to your maritime employment, our team of experienced attorneys is here to help.

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Even in the Choppiest of Waters, Our Sea Legs Are Steady.

Our internationally recognized Maritime Law team, based in Seattle, Washington, is uniquely equipped to help our clients navigate the complex laws and admiralty jurisdiction inherent to maritime business and legal disputes. Moure Law is known for our diverse and high-profile international maritime experience, and we are a leading law firm in maritime law, assisting clients in a wide range of maritime-related matters including litigation, vessel arrests, yacht law, maritime personal injury, and cases under the Jones Act and the Harbor Workers Compensation Act.

Whether it’s a fishing vessel or a cargo ship, we have handled hundreds of vessel repossessions and arrests involving yachts, fishing boats, cargo ships, cruise and casino ships, and have successfully resolved corporate maritime cases in the Bahamas, the US, Canada, China, Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Norway, Poland, Taiwan, Turkey, and Vietnam. Our broad experience and detailed knowledge of maritime law give our clients the tools and confidence they need to handle the legal challenges they face at sea, and to understand how maritime law might apply to your case.

Whether it is Seattle maritime law, Washington state law, international law, or cases in state courts, Moure Law is ready for the challenge. We take pride in having helped clients, including longshore and harbor workers, around the world succeed in even the most challenging maritime legal disputes and commercial matters. Leading media look to our lawyers for their insight into this unique area of law.

Our commercial maritime services include, but are not limited to:

  • Vessel arrests in United States and foreign jurisdictions
  • Purchase and sale of vessels and other maritime assets
  • Vessel management and product sales agreements
  • Demise, time, and space charter agreements
  • Maritime lien and ship mortgage disputes
  • Vessel documentation, inspection, registration, and flagging
  • Marine insurance
  • Vessel financing for lenders, borrowers, and charterers
  • Vessel repair contracts and litigation
  • Fishing rights applications and disputes
  • Foreign and domestic joint venture agreements

Moure Law’s commitment to excellence in maritime law ensures that our clients receive the highest quality legal advice and representation, whether they are in Seattle, Washington, or anywhere else in the world.

Maritime Personal Injury

Our maritime legal team works closely with our clients to seek fair compensation for the physical, financial, and psychological damages they may have suffered as a result of their injuries.

Though we always attempt to resolve our clients’ claims through settlement, our experienced legal team stands ready to take your case to court and pursue your claims through aggressive litigation. Moure Law represents injured cruise ship passengers as well other individuals injured at sea. If you are in Seattle and need a Maritime lawyer near you, contact Moure Law.

Visit our Cruise Injury page to learn more about how our Seattle Maritime attorneys can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Our Maritime Track Record

  • Represent Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in maritime and vessel arrest cases in the UK, Japan, Australia, and the United States.
  • Represent World Fuel Services on multiple ship arrest cases in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Represent Eurobulk in securing a Rule B vessel arrest (based on an alter ego claim) of a bulk grain cargo vessel in Kalama, Washington, against a Chinese entity.
  • Represent Unimak America in a case disputing ownership of a US-Russian fishing company.
  • Represent Seattle-based fish company in arbitration against Carnitech for breach of contract involving fish processing equipment.
  • Represent Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association in Alaska Federal Court arrest of two ocean going barges.
  • Represent multiple clients in arresting twelve ocean going fish processing vessels at one time in Pusan, Korea.
  • Represent Daxin Pacific in arresting Greek-owned vessels in Qingdao, China, and in Sapparo, Japan.
  • Represent Intermarine in a China matter.
  • Represent American Independent Lines in international cargo litigation matter in Seattle Federal Court.
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