Markus Oberg is a director and shareholder with the Firm. Mr. Oberg’s practice covers both federal and state courts, and includes appellate practice. He has delivered argument in the Washington State Supreme Court and many more in the lower federal and state courts. Mr. Oberg services a broad range of clients, including ship owners, operators, and charterers, marine contractors, insurers and P&I Clubs, banking institutions, real estate interests, and other corporations. He focuses his practice primarily on maritime law, including Jones Act personal injury defense, commercial litigation, insurance defense, commercial real estate leases, and environmental claims, including under CERCLA, MTCA, and OPA 90.
Mr. Oberg received his J.D., cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law in 2003, after a career in marine insurance. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California, Irvine (1994). He is fluent in Swedish, and speaks German.
Mr. Oberg 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).