Our Team - Nina M. Mitchell

Nina M. Mitchell


Practice Areas

United States Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act

Defense Base Act

Alaska Workers’ Compensation Act

Jones Act and General Maritime Law

Insurance Defense

Personal Narrative

Nina joined Nicoll Black & Feig in February 2016. She primarily defends injury claims arising out of marine construction, ship building and repair, terminal operations, and the loading and unloading of vessels.  Those claims typically arise under the United States Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Act, and the Jones Act and general maritime law.  She has represented clients before state and federal courts, administrative agencies and various appellate entities.

Nina regularly presents on maritime law and related topics at programs sponsored by the Northwest Longshore Administrators’ Association, Lorman Education, the Puget Sound Maritime Claims Association, Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association, the Marine Insurance Association of Seattle and other professional groups.

Before becoming a lawyer, Nina worked as a whitewater river guide, a deckhand on her family’s fishing vessels, and a painter and laborer at a boatyard on Lake Union.

Representative Decisions


University of Puget Sound, B.A., 1993

Seattle University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1997

Bar Memberships

Washington State

Alaska State

U.S. District Courts (W.D. and E.D. Washington)

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit