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About Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski, PLLC

If your injury or illness occurs while in the employment of a commercial vessel, you suddenly become a liability to the vessel owners. You are someone other crew members may ignore or avoid, leaving you isolated and confused. Your injury may be worse than you understand. Your right to recovery for damages may be greater thank you know. Without legal counsel, you probably will not have the information needed to evaluate your legal rights.While you are wondering what you need to do, the vessel owners are moving quickly to minimize your right to compensation for your injury.


Maritime Law Firm Serving the Pacific Northwest, California, and Alaska

The most effective legal assistance available for your maritime injury will come from our firm of experienced maritime lawyers in Seattle, Portland, Bellingham, San Francisco and Los Angeles. At Anderson Carey Williams &Neidzwski, we have been successfully representing those injured at sea and their families since 1977. For over forty years, we have handled all types of injuries in Seattle, Portland, and across the Pacific Northwest and California. Decades of experience and a team approach to case preparation and trial is the basis for our success. We have an experienced, compassionate and helpful staff of legal assistants to aid in the litigation and administration of your claim. You are always kept abreast of progress at every stage and given a realistic assessment of your legal options.

Meet our Dedicated Team

David B. Anderson
David B. Anderson has helped hundreds of marines to secure full and fair compensation for shipboard injuries. He has also represented the families of dozens of seamen who have perished in shipwrecks. David is licensed to practice in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. Alone and with local associate counsel, he has represented maritime clients in state and federal courts in Washing State, as well as in Alaska, Oregon, California, Hawaii, and Maryland.
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Gordon T. Carey
With nearly 40 years of experience, Gordon T. Carey, Jr. has proven himself time and time again as a savvy attorney and veteran of complex maritime cases. He currently serves as Partner at Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski, PLLC, a Pacific Northwest Maritime firm based in Washington and Oregon.
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Douglas R. Williams
Douglas R. Williams was raised in a military family. After retiring from the armed forces, his father sailed as the chief medical officer with many of the most popular cruise lines, including Holland America Line, Carnival Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line, and Norwegian Cruise Line. When not in school, Doug spent a good part of his youth in the crew quarters sailing with his father on Alaskan, Hawaiian and Caribbean cruises. He developed a practical knowledge of the cruise industry from a young age.
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Nicholas J. Neidzwski
Nick Neidzwski is a trial attorney who handles maritime and personal injury litigation. Appearing for plaintiffs in state and federal courts throughout Washington, California, Oregon, Alaska, and other jurisdictions, Nick’s litigation experience includes the successful resolution of various Jones Act, general maritime, and product liability cases on behalf of many different individuals. Nick was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2016 through 2019.
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Farrell C. Covell
Farrell C. Covell was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attend college at U.C. Berkeley where he studied Astrophysics and History. After graduation, he spent a couple years doing research at Lawrence Berkeley Labs and then working for a technical software company. He then attended law school at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
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Aysha Cromeenes
Aysha Cromeenes has worked in various service industry roles throughout her career, and is passionate about helping people tell their stories. She studied Literature and American Cultural Studies at Western Washington University, in Bellingham, WA, before moving to San Francisco, CA to earn her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.
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Cher A. Raske
Cher Raske has over ten years legal experience exclusively in maritime law. She works primarily with Douglas Williams, but provides support to the other members of the firm as well. Cher graduated from Whatcom Community College with a degree in Paralegal Studies and joined the firm in 2008.
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Laura Baijot
Laura Baijot’s passion for delivering outstanding service to clients evolved as she managed workplace services at locations throughout the United States for a Fortune 500 company. In 2014, she relocated to beautiful Bellingham, Washington to be closer to family and decided to pursue a long-time interest in law.
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Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski, PLLC Knows How to Maximize Your Maritime Injury Claim

Call 1 (800) 262-8529 or send an online message through our website to begin taking the first steps towards pursuing the compensation you need during this critical time.

Your initial consultation is free and will be handled by an experienced attorney – it will never be passed off to a law clerk or paralegal. If you were injured and your employer is based in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, or California, contact Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski, PLLC today.

Client Testimonials

  • The Maritime Law Association of The United States
    The Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA) was founded in 1899. Its formation was prompted by the organization, some three years earlier, of the International Maritime Committee.
  • Washington State Bar Association
    The Washington State Bar Association operates under the delegated authority of the Washington Supreme Court to license the state's nearly 40,000 lawyers and other legal professionals.
  • Oregon State Bar
    The Oregon State Bar is a government agency in the U.S. state of Oregon. Founded in 1890 as the private Oregon Bar Association, it became a public entity in 1935 that regulates the legal profession.
  • Alaska Bar Association
    The Alaska Bar Association is a mandatory bar association responsible to the Alaska Supreme Court for the admission and discipline process of attorneys for the State of Alaska.