commercial fishing ship on the Columbia with the old Astoria trolley going by in the foreground.

In Oregon, and the Pacific Northwest, we enjoy an abundant commercial fishing industry as well as recreational fishing.

In Portland, we are an important shipping "port" town. Oregon has several important shipping ports: Astoria, Newport, Portland, and many points in between. The bigger ports are vital to commerce, moving cargo and freight, moving goods into and out of Oregon.

Jones Act and Death On The High Seas

When the death of an individual is caused by wrongful act, neglect, or default occurring on the high seas beyond 3 nautical miles from the shore of the United States, the personal representative of the decedent may bring a civil action in admiralty against the person or vessel responsible. The action shall be for the exclusive benefit of the decedent's spouse, parent, child, or dependent relative.

Oregon Jones Act Attorney

As a person who spends 20-30 days a year piloting a boat on the Pacific Ocean, I have experience and incite as well as hold a 100 ton United States Coast Guard Captain's License.

If you have been hurt in boating, longshoreman, or fishing accident, having an Oregon attorney who knows his way around a boat, or the docks, can make all the difference. If you have been hurt in a boating accident, give me a call so I can discuss your rights and options with you.