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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.

December 8th, 2020

NBF attorney Larry Altenbrun has been elected President of the Puget Sound Maritime Claims Association. PSMCA, founded in 1980, is the leading trade organization for maritime claims in the Pacific Northwest. Larry is one of only a handful of individuals to serve as President of both PSMCA and the Marine Insurance Association of Seattle, which Larry served as President of in 2011. Larry looks forward to leading PSMCA as it continues to offer great benefits to its Membership in the midst of a global pandemic.

October 5th, 2020

SHE’S BACK !!! NBF proudly announces that attorney Ruby Redshaw has returned to an Of Counsel position at Nicoll Black & Feig after practicing at a litigation and corporate law firm in Salt Lake City and serving as a Deputy District Attorney for Salt Lake County. She returns with additional commercial litigation experience, having represented clients in business disputes, including breach of contract, unfair competition, trade secrets, and non-competes. While serving as a Deputy District Attorney, Ruby handled employment, civil rights, and tort cases before state and federal courts. She is also well-versed in conducting workplace investigations into employee complaints and potential claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. This adds to the practice areas Ruby honed while previously at NBF from 2010-2014: insurance coverage and defense; medical malpractice defense; maritime law; and commercial litigation.


Ruby graduated summa cum laude from the University of Idaho, College of Law. She received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University and then worked on Capitol Hill before attending law school. Ruby is admitted to practice in Washington and Utah.


September 14th, 2020

HE’S BACK!!! NBF proudly announces that attorney Jeremy Jones has returned to his position as a partner with NBF. He brings with him some new experiences from the Attorney General’s office. He will resume his work as a stalwart and seasoned member of the NBF maritime team


September 10th, 2020

NBF attorneys Rod Fonda and Noah Jaffe obtained a result that is increasingly difficult to obtain: summary judgment dismissal of a defendant in an asbestos case filed in State Court. Rod and Noah represented a marine parts supplier in Florida who had nothing to do with the Seattle shipyard worker’s asbestos, and therefore their client should have been dismissed—but judges in King County are so leery of overreaching appellate decisions to make sure that mesothelioma victims have some available legal recourse, that such dismissals, no matter how meritorious, have become rare. Well done Rod and Noah!!