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Shane C. Carew

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Transportation & Maritime Attorney in Seattle, WA

Carew Law Office
3425 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Phone: 206-536-3043
Fax: 206-587-2388
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed in Washington Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Transportation/Maritime (50%), Professional Liability: Plaintiff (30%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Shane C. Carew is the founder and owner of Carew Law Office in Seattle, Washington. A top-rated trial lawyer with more than 40 years of total legal experience, Mr. Carew provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Seattle metro and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Admiralty law
  • Civil litigation
  • Execution on judgments
  • Legal malpractice

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Carew has become a recognized leader in admiralty law, and he has handled a wide range of matters, from personal injury and wrongful death claims to collisions and salvage matters to Coast Guard license defense, fishing rights disputes, and the purchase and sale of vessels. From his efforts advocating for his clients before jury and bench trials and arbitrators, he has recovered tens of millions of dollars in total compensation for his plaintiff clients.

In all cases, Mr. Carew carefully analyzes his clients' matters to determine the best course of action to help them achieve their goals and the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. He also holds his license to practice in Alaska, and he has handled matters before the Makah Tribal Court.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Carew has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also received Superb, 10 out of 10 client rating and a Top Attorney designation from Avvo, and he has received numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1977 graduate of Notre Dame University, Mr. Carew obtained his Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School in 1980, and he received his Master of Law in maritime law from the University College in the University of London in 1983. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, and he has served as adjunct instructor at the Seattle Central Community College Maritime Training Center. He is also an active member of the Alaska State and Washington State Bar Associations, among his other professional affiliations.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Transportation/Maritime
  • 30%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Admiralty & Maritime Law, Professional Malpractice - Other


1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021

About Shane C. Carew

First Admitted: 1980, Washington

Professional Webpage:


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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Adjunct Instructor, Seattle Central Community College, Maritime Training Center, 1989 - 1997

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Alaska, 1994
  • Alaska State Bar Association
  • Makah Tribal Court, 2018
  • Washington, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Washington State Bar Association, Court Rules and Procedures Committee, 2014 - 2016

Educational Background

  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, B.B.A. in Management - 1977
  • London School of Economics Law School, London, LL.M. - 1983

Pro bono/Community Service

  • President, Rotary Club of West Seattle, 2014
  • Volunteer attorney associated with Kids in Need of Defense, a non-profit that enables attorneys to represent unaccompanied minor immigrant children in immigration court, 2018
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Office Location for Shane C. Carew

3425 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

Phone: 206-536-3043

Fax: 206-587-2388

Last Updated: 7/12/2021

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