Steven V. Gibbons has been a trial and appellate attorney since 1984. He has represented clients in numerous trials in the state and federal courts of Washington, Alaska, California, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, New York, Oregon, and South Dakota. Internationally, Gibbons has supervised litigation in Canada, France, Guatemala, Japan, Spain and Sri Lanka. He has prevailed in the courts of appeals for the Federal Circuit (patent law); Ninth Circuit (four cases of admiralty law) and Eleventh Circuit (admiralty law).

Gibbons has a history of success in arbitration, including at the International Arbitration Centre, Vancouver, Canada, and in over 100 mediations.

Steven V. Gibbons is currently the owner and manager of Gibbons & Associates, P.S., a law practice specializing in:
  • Trial and appellate representation
  • General civil litigation
  • Real property and construction litigation
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Insurance coverage
  • Admiralty and maritime claims and transactions

In addition to Gibbons & Associates, P.S., Steven V. Gibbons has provided legal representation with:
  • Gibbons & Whyte, PLLC
  • Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness, PLLC
  • Garvey Schubert & Barer
  • Lane Powell Spears Lubersky, LLP
  • Diamond & Sylvester

Education:
Gibbons holds a Juris Doctorate from George Washington University (1983), National Law Center, where he was a Jessup Cup International Law Moot Court Regional Finalist. Other educational awards include the Best Brief Award, and first runner up for both the Best Oralist Award and Best Brief Award.

He received a Bachelor’s degree in English from Brigham Young University (1980), graduating with High Honors (top 7% of the class). He wrote his honors thesis on the New York "Plain Language" Law, and was an active member of the Debate team during his undergraduate education. He received the Soffel G. Barrett Academic Scholarship and was a contributing editor of literary journal Century 2.


Professional Distinctions:
  • Member of Maritime Law Association of the United States (1985 to present)
  • Proctor in Admiralty (1992 to present)
  • Member of American Intellectual Property Law Association (1999 to present)
  • Chairman, Seattle-King County Bar Association, Maritime Law and Fisheries Section (1988-89)
  • Author of proposal adopted by the United States Congress clarifying federal statutes regarding time limits for appeals in admiralty cases (1989)
  • Presenter and lecturer at international trade and transportation law seminars, Maritime Law Association meetings and local admiralty and maritime law meetings and events
  • Master Of Steam, Motor or Auxiliary Sail Vessels Of Not More Than 50 Gross Registered Tons (Domestic Tonnage) Upon Inland Waters. Authorized to engage in Commercial Assistance Towing.
  • Operator Of Uninspected Passenger Vessels As Defined In 46 U.S.C. 2101 (42)(B) Upon Near Coastal Waters Not More than 100 Miles Offshore. Authorized to engage in Commercial Assistance Towing.

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