About Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski, PLLCIf 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 AlaskaThe 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 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.
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.
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.
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 2020.
Adam E. Deitz is an attorney and licensed mariner who specializes in maritime personal injury matters. Raised on the water, Adam’s first job was dishwasher and deckhand on a commercial riverboat along the Tennessee River.
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.
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.
Rachel Schoenen has worked support and administrative roles in the U.K. within patent law and architecture firms. Rachel grew up in Southampton, England and immigrated to Washington in 2019. She joined Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski in 2020 as the firm’s receptionist and legal assistant providing support to the paralegals and attorneys.