Robert Anderson

Bob practices in the area of personal injury litigation, including Jones Act maritime injuries. His extensive maritime experience gives him a unique perspective in the area of maritime injuries. Before practicing law, Bob worked in the marine industry for several years, first as a commissioned officer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, then as a member of the Masters Mates and Pilots Union on a variety of commercial and research vessels. Bob has worked on over 15 different ships in his seagoing career. He taught survival-at-sea as an adjunct instructor at the North Pacific Fishing Vessel Owners Association. He is a former assistant to the director of the National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Enforcement. Bob holds a current United States Coast Guard license as Master of United States Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons upon Oceans.

Bob graduated from SUNY Cortland in 1979 and Seattle University School of Law in 1997. In the interim, he spent the better part of sixteen years at sea. Before working as a plaintiff's lawyer, Bob worked for the defense firm of Bauer, Moynihan and Johnson in Seattle doing maritime injury defense. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Oregon Bar Association. He is on the board of the King County Lawyer Referral Service and the Washington State Association for Justice. In his spare time, Bob enjoys motorcycle touring, fly-fishing and golf.

Wayne Mitchell

Wayne primarily practices in the areas of plaintiff's personal injury law, including maritime injuries suffered by crew members and cruise ship passengers, automobile accidents and construction site injuries. He also has extensive experience in commercial litigation, construction defect and appellate law. Before beginning his practice representing injured persons, Wayne worked for several years at an insurance defense firm, where he represented construction companies, fishing vessel owners and Holland America Cruise Lines.

Wayne graduated with honors from the University of Washington School of Law in 1994. Wayne is a member of the Washington and Florida State Bars, as well as several federal courts. He is an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice, and also belongs to the American Association of Justice and the Florida Justice Association. He has served as Chair of the Maritime and Fisheries Section of the King County Bar Association and the Maritime Law Section of the Washington State Association for Justice.

Before he went to law school, Wayne was a commissioned officer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, serving two tours on government ocean-going survey and research vessels. He also obtained a Third Mate license, with Ocean-going and unlimited tonnage endorsements from the United States Coast Guard. Wayne graduated with honors from Florida Institute of Technology with a BS in Chemical Oceanography.