Markus ObergMARKUS OBERG, a director and shareholder with the firm, focuses his practice primarily on maritime law, including Jones Act personal injury defense, environmental claims, insurance coverage resolution, and commercial litigation. Markus has tried cases at the state and federal level, successfully resolved environmental claims under CERCLA and the Washington State Model Toxics Control Act, including contribution actions for remedial action costs involving interstate transportation and superfund site sediment contamination, and also has experience with commercial real estate leases, and employment practices.
Markus began his legal career at Le Gros, Buchanan & Paul after spending ten years in the insurance industry. During that time, he was an underwriter, managed marine insurance claims in the Pacific Northwest, and then formed his own company to manage insurance claims on a national basis for several Lloyd’s of London Syndicates. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law in 2003, while running his own company and attending law school at night. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California, Irvine (1994). He is fluent in Swedish, and speaks German. In his spare time, Markus enjoys a variety of outdoor activities with his wife and three children.
Markus is admitted to practice in Washington (2004), Alaska (2011), and Oregon (2011). He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts in Alaska, Oregon, and the Western District of Washington, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a member of Phi Delta Phi, and the Marine Insurance Association of Seattle (MIAS).