Bellingham, Washington, is located about halfway between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., right on the shores of Puget Sound. Bellingham is just west and slightly north of the beautiful San Juan Islands.
Commercial and sport fishers alike catch all five of the salmon species that travel through the nearby waters of Bellingham. These five are the king, sockeye, chum, silver, and pink salmon. Bellingham also hosts ferry, cruise, and shipping terminals. All of those working aboard the vessels in port may be considered Jones Act seamen who have rights to maintenance, cure, and lost wages in case of an accident on the job. General maritime law applies to negligence and unseaworthy conditions, as well.
We at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC are fond of our slogan, "Experienced in the Courtroom and on Deck." Several of our attorneys have gone to sea and have real life, practical experience in the area of law that we practice. Our lawyers and staff live and work in the North Pacific and bring an unrivaled depth of experience to your case. From the fisheries of Washington, Oregon, and Alaska to the cargo transport work in the Bering Sea, our lawyers are familiar with all aspects of maritime operations.
Interesting note: According to data reported in City-data.com, Bellingham has the lowest average among of sunshine of any city in the U.S. One Bellingham moniker is “City of Subdued Excitement.”