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Gordon Charles Webb

Gordon Charles Webb

Top 100 Litigation Lawyers Washington State
  • Maritime, Personal Injury
  • Alaska, Oregon, Washington
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Gordon Charles Webb is recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the top 100 Litigation lawyers in the State of Washington. He is also one of the principal founding members of Seattle Maritime Attorneys and Webb Law Firm, a specialized firm with offices in Bellevue and Seattle. Gordon is licensed to practice in all State and Federal Courts of the State of Washington. He holds a Master's Degree in Maritime Law from Tulane University Law School, and has represented hundreds of clients in personal injury, wage claims, bankruptcy claims and other matters involving litigation, trials, arbitration and mediation of cases arising in Washington, California, the East Coast and other interesting venues around the world.

Practice Areas
  • Maritime
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Cruise Ship Accidents & Claims
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Bicycle & Motorcycle Accidents
  • Cruise Ship Sexual Assault
  • Cruise Passenger Disappearances
  • Seaman's Claims
  • Shore Excursions
  • Boating Accidents
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
  • Limb Loss & Amputations
  • Impaired Vision & Blindness
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Burn & Scald Injuries
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Dog Bite Injuries
  • Paralysis and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly Rates Available Upon Request
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
9th Circuit
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Washington
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • English
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
- Current
Founder / Partner
- Current
Plaintiff's Litigation and Trial Law Firm
Associate Attorney
Associate, Maritime Defense Litigation Law Firm
Tulane University School of Law
LL.M. (1993) | Admiralty & Maritime Law
Activities: Tulane Maritime Law Review
University of Idaho College of Law
J.D. | Law
Seattle University
B.A. (1987) | Political Science
Honors: Graduated with Honors - Cum Laude
Selected Top 100 Litigation lawyers in the State of Washington
The American Society of Legal Advocates
selected Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in the State of Washington
Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
Washington State Bar Association
Certificate of Merit Pro Bono Publico
The Canadian Consulate General
Associate Member
Tulane Maritime Law Journal
Professional Associations
Florida State Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
Seattle King County Bar Association
- Current
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
Washington State Bar # 22777
- Current
Washington State Bar Association
- Current
Maritime Law Association of the United States
- Current
LLM Admiralty and Maritime Law
Tulane University School of Law
Websites & Blogs
Gordon Charles Webb's Website Profile
John Merriam & Gordon Webb Website
Legal Answers
8 Questions Answered

Q. If I am injured at sea, what type of medical benefits am I entitled to?
A: Any medical treatment related to injuries that manifested while in the service of the vessel is covered under the maritime doctrine of cure until you reach maximum medical cure.
Q. I have been done seriously wrong by the city of Edgewater, Florida. How can I find a lawyer who will fight the city?
A: Go online and look for an attorney with experience handling civil rights claims.
Q. If a boat is legally anchored and hotel employees demand you leave and then force a boarding can you shoot them?
A: No!! Do yourself a favor and call the police, harbor patrol and coast guard before resorting to unreasonable force to protect personal property.
Q. What are international waters? Can I just pick a country to file an injury claim in if I'm injured in them?
A: To answer the first part, international waters are the areas of the sea that are not under the jurisdiction of any country. So If you were a paying passenger on a cruise ship in such waters, look at your contract of carriage (ticket) and there should be a forum selection clause that tells you were you must file suit. If you were employed on the ship, look at your employment contract for a similar clause.
Q. If I'm injured on a cruise ship, would that fall under maritime law or regular personal injury?
A: General Maritime law will apply
Q. If I am injured within the ocean borders of another country but the vessel I was on is owned by someone in New York,
A: Need more info: were you employed on the boat and if so per contract? And if so, in what capacity, where you union etc? And does your contract have a forum selection and or arbitration clause? Or were you a passenger per cruise contract, if so what does it say?
Q. How long do you have to wait to file for bankruptcy if you filed September 2011. I am now on disability
A: 8 years from time filing chapter 7, assuming you received a discharge. However, you may now be eligible for filing a chapter 13
Q. How long does the bankruptcy process usually take for chapter 7?
A: Typically 90 -110 days from date of filing to discharge.
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John Merriam & Gordon Webb
Seattle Office
West Wall Building Fishermen´s Terminal
4005 20th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98199
Toll-Free: (877) 800-1007
Telephone: (206) 729-5252
Fax: (206) 729-1012
John Merriam & Gordon Webb
Fishermen's Terminal
4005 20th Avenue West #110
Seattle, WA 98199
Toll-Free: (425) 454-3800
Telephone: (425) 454-3800
Fax: (425) 307-6446