With our in-depth knowledge of maritime law, negotiation skills and willingness to go to trial, Haglund Kelley has achieved winning verdicts and settlements for clients who have suffered injuries or property loss at sea.
Whether it's protecting mariner's rights under the Jones Act and maritime personal injury law, or resolving commercial matters such as maritime liens, cargo claims and environmental disputes – our admiralty lawyers are committed to achieving positive results for our clients at a cost-effective price. The firm regularly represents maritime pilots, fishing vessel owners, merchant mariners representing the Columbia River Bar Pilots, and successfully prosecuted a major rate proceeding that secured funding for the first ever dedicated helicopter service for a pilot organization in North America, substantially increasing the safety of transferring pilots to and from vessels in rough conditions in the Pacific Ocean.
Maritime Law Focus Areas
- Jones Act Claims
- Maritime Personal Injury Law
- Vessel Arrests
- Maritime Pilots
- Merchant Marines
- Environmental Disputes
Obtained $11.6 million verdict in Androutsakos v. M/V PSARA, Chevron U.S.A. and PSARA Shipping Corp. for a client who sustained severe brain injury as a result of a maritime accident.
On multiple oil spill cases, Mike Haglund and Mike Kelley have been appointed special assistant attorneys general serving the State of Washington’s Department of Ecology.
Achieved $3 million dollar settlement, which remains the State of Washington’s largest ever natural resources recovery.