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March 15th, 2016

NBF is pleased to announce that attorneys Chris Nicoll, Rivers Black and Curt Feig have been selected to the 2016 Washington Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the state. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected from more than 70 practice areas and all firm sizes, assuring a credible and relevant annual list.


March 5th, 2016

NBF attorneys Noah Jaffe and Chris Reilly prevailed in an arbitration on behalf of a shipowner to enforce a “no sail” provision in a seaman’s personal injury settlement. The remedy sought and obtained was specific performance of the provision and recovery of fees and costs.


February 10th, 2016

NBF is very pleased to announce that Seattle attorney Nina Mitchell will be moving her maritime practice to NBF and join us as a partner starting on February 12, 2016.


January 4th, 2016

NBF attorney Chris Nicoll successfully obtained summary judgment in federal court and limited liability for a vessel owner whose vessel was destroyed in a marina fire. Two subrogating insurers had challenged the limitation action and sought damages from our client. Chris successfully argued that the opposing expert’s opinion about the cause of the fire was speculative and that there was no proof of negligence or unseaworthiness needed to defeat the limitation action.


December 22nd, 2015

NBF attorney Shannon Trivett was recently admitted to practice in the State of Alaska.


December 22nd, 2015

NBF announced that it will be holding its annual Mardi Gras party on January 28, 2016 in conjunction with the Marine Insurance Association of Seattle (MIAS) week of activities. Mark your calendars (and keep an eye on your inbox for details)!!


November 10th, 2015

NBF attorney Larry Altenbrun recently helped save a neighbor’s life and was recognized in a press release issued by the local fire department. Wow!!


November 5th, 2015

NBF attorneys Chris Reilly, Jeremy Jones, Noah Jaffe, and Shannon Trivett attended the Federal Bar Association’s all-day CLE “Current Issues in Maritime Law.”


November 4th, 2015

NFB attorneys Noah Jaffe and Shannon Trivett attended the Northwest Longshore Administrators Association’s presentation on fraud prosecutions in Longshore claims handling.


October 29th, 2015

NBF attorney Curt Feig, assisted by NBF attorney Shannon Trivett, successfully obtained dismissal of both an Insurance Fair Conduct Act claim and a claim for attorney’s fees asserted against their client in federal court.