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Gordon Charles Webb

Gordon Charles Webb

Top 100 Litigation Lawyers Washington State
  • Maritime Law, 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 Law
  • 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
John Merriam & Gordon Webb
- 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
26 Questions Answered

Q. We have jointly owned car and rv he only owns half the house. How can we fix this? Ex wife not cooperative.
A: Hire a bankruptcy lawyer.
Q. If someone filed, but they die before the bankruptcy goes through, are the kids responsible for paying off the debt?
A: As long as the estate gets a discharge, the kids will not be responsible unless they co-signed for the debt.
Q. My wife slipped on a wet deck recently on a cruise down to Mexico - how long would we have to file a lawsuit?
A: Read your cruise contract. Most have a one year statute of limitations with six month notice requirement. But again, READ YOUR PASSENGER TICKET.
Q. Will the hospital ever be able to come after me for unpaid bills once I declare bankruptcy?
A: Not if they are discharged in a chapter 7.
Q. If two ships collide and I get injured while working on one, can I sue my employer for my injuries or would I need to
A: It depends on a lot of things, for example was your employer at fault, are they properly paying your maintenance and cure, was the other vessel at fault. These and other questions need to discussed with a maritime lawyer.
Q. I’m looking into filing bankruptcy. I would like to learn about the process and types of bankruptcy.
A: The simple answer is no, if the value of your assets fall within the allowable exemptions then you do not lose those belongings. However, bankruptcy is complex thus you should consult with an experienced attorney for a complete evaluation.
Q. Will I lose my house if I file for bankruptcy? I still owe on the mortgage.
A: You certainly will if you stop paying on the mortgage, however, in order to properly answer this question you will need to consult with a bankruptcy lawyer and provide additional information such as the FMV of the home, the amount of mortgage, other possible liens, the amount of equity in the home. Also whether you qualify for Chapter 7 or will be filing chapter 13 are important factors along with the amount of your debt. So really, this question requires more information for a proper answer and for that reason you should consult with attorney.
Q. How long do I have to file a claim if I get injured while working on a fishing boat?
A: 3 years for a Jones Act claim. Consult with a maritime attorney ASAP.
Q. If someone boards my vessel without permission, then refuses to leave, how may I legally evict them?
A: Depending upon additional facts and the particular jurisdiction, probably best to call the local authorities, i.e. Coast Guard, police or sheriff before saying or attempting much other than instructing the individual to leave. Be sure to have a credible witness who can attest to the reasonableness of your actions.
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Contact & Map
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