Building on the foundation established by their colleagues Dave Danielson and Val Tollefson, Harrigan Leyh's maritime and aviation attorneys have established a reputation as preeminent maritime and aviation litigators in the Pacific Northwest. To provide seamless representation throughout the region, the firm’s partners practicing in these fields are licensed in state and federal courts in Washington, Alaska and Oregon. In addition to acting as counsel to individual clients, the partners have served as mediators, have been appointed by the federal court to act as guardians and special advisors to the court and have been designated by the State of Washington to act as its special assistant attorneys general.

The firm provides representation to individuals, businesses, government entities, international organizations and insurance carriers in the maritime and aviation world in matters ranging from cargo and property damage, personal injury, salvage and wreck removal to insurance coverage and contract disputes.

Representative maritime and aviation industry clients include:


Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Arctic Storm Management Group LLC

Avemco Insurance Company

Brice Marine

Catlin, Inc.

Continental Insurance Company

DBC Marine Safety Systems

Del Mar Seafoods

Fishing Vessel Owners' Association

Glacier Fish Company

Great American Insurance Company

Harlock Murray Underwriting Ltd.

Holland America Line

International Pacific Halibut Commission

Liberty International Underwriters

Marine Safety Reserve

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group

Moscow Narodny Bank Limited

National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh PA

Navigators Insurance Company

Neptune Marine

Nichols Diversified Industries

Port of Ilwaco

Port of Seattle

Scottsdale Insurance Company

Starr Indemnity & Liability Co.

The Travelers Indemnity Company

Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance, Co., Ltd.

U.S. Fire Insurance Company

U.S. Specialty Insurance Company

Washington State Ferries

Whatcom County Ferry



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Since 1986 our firm has provided trusted counsel to a wide range of businesses, public entities, and individuals.