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December 3rd, 2021

NBF executive assistance Kaye Smith was honored for her outstanding service to the Puget Sound Maritime Claims Association over the last three years. The Association designated her as an Honorary Board Member and presented her with a plaque. Congratulations Kaye!!!


December 3rd, 2021

NBF attorney Larry Altenbrun completed a three-year term of service to the Puget Sound Maritime Claims Association that culminated in his service as President of the Association for the last year. Congratulations to Larry for a job well done!!! Thank you Larry for your service to our colleagues in the Association. 

October 21st, 2021

NBF attorney Rodney Fonda is participating in a panel titled “General Average and Mega-container vessels; Application of the Ancient Maritime Remedy in Modern Times” at the Maritime Law Association Joint Meeting of the Carriage Of Goods Committee and the Marine Insurance & General Average Committee on November 3, 2021. 

September 17th, 2021

NBF attorney Pegeen Mulhern has been elected to the board of the Waterbury Land Initiative, Inc.  The Land Initiative’s mission is to conserve Waterbury-area land in order to protect and improve land resources to enhance the social and economic vitality of the community.  Pegeen is helping this newly formed organization obtain 501(c)(3) status and to expand its ability to preserve open spaces and conserve land for future productive use.

September 1st, 2021

We are extremely pleased to announce that Elizabeth A. Strunk has joined our maritime practice group as a new associate attorney. With Elizabeth, Nicoll Black & Feig gains an experienced, sea-going mariner and rising star to complement our practice and expand our ability to respond to an increased range of employment, commercial, investigatory and maritime services we are able to provide to our clients. We are fortunate to be expanding and building our depth, services and capabilities for a strong future. Elizabeth is the fourth attorney we have added since the onset of Covid-19. You can review Elizabeth’s full and impressive biography here:


July 15th, 2021

Congratulations to NBF attorneys Chris Nicoll, Rivers Black and Curt Feig, who were again named as “Super Lawyers” by Super Lawyers Magazine for 2021.


June 17th, 2021

NBF attorney Nina Mitchell spoke to the American Bar Association’s TIPs Admiralty & Maritime Committee. The committee had asked Nina to comment on issues raised in the longshore chapter of the reference book Damages Recoverable in Maritime Matters (2nd Edition). Nina discussed the topic of vessel owner liability to injured longshore and harbor workers.

May 28th, 2021

NBF attorney Shantrice Anderson was re-elected to the Loren Miller Bar Association Board of Directors. She will serve as the 2021-2022 Vice-President of Events. Congratulations Shantrice!!

February 26th, 2021

NBF attorney Ruby Redshaw was admitted to practice in the State of Montana. Congratulations Ruby!!

January 15th, 2021

NBF attorney Jeremy Jones obtained partial summary judgment for a fishing vessel owner, resulting in the dismissal of a seaman’s claims for maintenance and cure pursuant to the landmark McCorpen case. The court determined the seaman was not entitled to maintenance and cure because he had misrepresented his medical history. This victory paved the way for a favorable settlement of the seaman’s remaining claims against the fishing vessel owner.