Our Team - Jeremy Jones
- Commercial and Complex Litigation
- Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
- Insurance Defense
- Maritime and Transportation
Direct: (206) 838-7968
Jeremy’s practice focuses primarily on admiralty and maritime litigation, including claims arising from vessel casualties, cargo damage or loss, marine pollution, and personal injury. Jeremy’s practice places a particular emphasis on matters involving the unique maritime remedies of arrest, attachment, and limitation of liability. Jeremy also advises clients on contractual matters including moorage agreements, charter parties, salvage contracts, and contracts of carriage.
Prior to joining the firm, Jeremy spent many years working as a commercial fisherman in Alaska’s groundfish and crab fisheries, with the bulk of his time spent aboard shore-based catcher vessels in the Bering Sea pollock fleet. Due to his extensive sea-going experience, Jeremy is regularly involved in matters requiring shipboard investigations.
Jeremy also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington. In this role, Jeremy defended Washington State Ferries, the Washington Department of Transportation, and other state agencies.
Jeremy graduated magna cum laude from the Tulane University Law School, and was awarded membership in the Order of the Coif. In recognition of his scholarship focusing on the enforceability of forum selection clauses in seamen’s employment contracts, Jeremy received the Robert E. Friedman Award, awarded annually on the nomination of a committee to the student submitting the best comment appearing in the current volume of the Tulane Law Review.
When not practicing law, Jeremy enjoys spending time outdoors backpacking and backcountry skiing.
Tulane University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011
The Evergreen State College, B.A., 2008
Commercial Fisherman, Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska, 1996-2008
Assistant Attorney General, Washington Attorney General’s Office, Torts Division, 2020
State of Alaska
District of Alaska
Western District of Washington
Eastern District of Washington
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court
Ballard Marine Construction Co. v. American Bridge Co., private arbitration, 2019. Successfully defended a salvor from $1.7 million claim for negligent salvage, obtaining an award of $225,000 in favor of the salvor, plus attorneys fees.
Teras Chartering LLC v. Hyupjin Shipping Co., Ltd., 2:16-cv-00188-RSM (W.D. Wash. 2018): Successfully defended an international freight forwarder from demurrage claims in excess of $700,000, obtaining a directed verdict at trial in federal court and an award of attorneys fees.
Chun v. Selene Seattle LLC, 14-2-11646-2 (King County Superior Court 2015): Successfully defended a yacht manufacturer in a contract dispute. All claims were resolved in the yacht manufacturer’s favor following a bench trial.
Forum and Venue Selection Clauses in Seamen’s Employment Contracts: Can Contractual Stipulations Be Used To Defeat a Seaman’s Choice of Forum or Venue in a Jones Act Claim? 85 Tul. L. Rev. 519 (2010).
Christopher W. Nicoll & Jeremy Jones, Seaman’s Punitive Damages Claims Cheat Death: Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker and Atlantic Sounding Co. v. Townsend, Benedict’s Maritime Bulletin Vol. 9, No. 4 (2011).
Limitation of Liability: Powerful Tool for the Modern Shipowner, Marine Insurance Association of Seattle, April 2014.