Eric Dickman, LLC
Attorney and Counselor at Law
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"I will fight for your rights."
                                                                                                                    

Education:

  • University of Washington: LL.M. in Law and Marine Affairs;
  • University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University): J.D.; and
  • University of Washington: B.A.
 
Employment:
(1985 - Present)

Representing selected personal injury plaintiffs with an emphasis on maritime personal injury plaintiffs, maritime commercial clients, and marine conservation groups primarily in Alaska, New York, Oregon, and Washington, at the administrative, trial, and appellate levels, in commercial transactions, and in mediation.


 
 Courts Admitted to Practice Before:
  • The United States Supreme Court;
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit;
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit;
  • The United States Court of International Trade;
  • The United States District Court for the District of Alaska;
  • The United States District Court for the State of Oregon;
  • The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington;
  • The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington;
  • The United States Department of Labor, Division of Labor, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation;
  • The State Courts of Alaska;
  • The State Courts of Oregon;
  • The State Courts of New York;
  • The State Courts of Washington;
  • The Makah Tribal Court; and
  • Qualified Advocate in the Office of the Tribunal, Archdiocese of Seattle.
  •  Arbitrator/Mediator under Local Rule W.D. Wash 39.1

Selected Reported Cases
:

  • Joynes v. NCL America, Inc., Slip Copy, 2010 WL 107733 (S.D. Fla. 20101)
  • Maziar v. Department of Corrections, 151 Wn.App. 850, 216 P.3d 430, 2009 AMC 1999 (2009);
  • Huseman v. Icicle Seafoods, Inc., 471 F.3d 1116 (9th Cir. 2006);
  • Simangunsong v. Alaska Victory, 2005 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 33612 (W.D. Wa. 2005);
  • Kezic v. Alaska Sea, 2004 AMC 2376 (W.D. Wa. 2004);
  • Hughes v. Cape Caution, 2003 AMC 1150 (W.D.Wa. 2003);
  • Martinez v. Signature Seafoods, Inc., 303 F.3d 1132, 2002 AMC 2242 (9th Cir. 2002);
  • Cavin v. State of Alaska, 3 P.3d 323, 2000 Alas.LEXIS 30 (Alaska 2000);
  • Abbott v. State of Alaska, 979 P.2d 994, 1999 AMC 2212 (Alaska 1999);
  • Moore v. Sally J., 27 F.Supp.2d 1255, 1998 AMC 1707 (W.D. Wa. 1998);
  • Jinks v. Matheson, 1995 AMC 2258 (W.D. Wa. 1995);
  • Harbor Enterprises, Inc. v. Gudjonsson, 116 Wn.2d 283, 803 P.2d 798 (Wash. 1991); reconsideration denied 1991 Wash.LEXIS 323 (1991);
  • Gudjonsson v. F/V Coastal Glacier, 930 F.2d 920, 1991 U.S.App.LEXIS 14630 (9th Cir. 1991); and
  • State v. Brown, 794 P.2d 108 (Alaska 1990).

Selected Published Articles
:

  • "Profits over People Drives Maritime Employers to Deny Maintenance and Cure Claims" – Column from the Chair - Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, March 2003;
  • "There is No Barge Exception for Seaman – The Ninth Circuit Decides Martinez v. Signature Seafoods, Inc."  Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, November 2002;
  • "It Is Time to Rethink Workers' Compensation"  Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, June 2002; reprinted in Workers' First Watch, Workplace Injury Litigation Group, Fall 2002;
  •  "A Coast Guard License Saved"  Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, March 2002;
  • "An Agreement Not to Apply for Work"  Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, March 2001;
  • "Are You Mr. Sieracki?"  Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, March 2000;
  • "Misinformation Tolls Statute of Limitations"  Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, November 1999; annd
  • "Attorneys' Fees in Maintenance and Cure Cases"  Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, September 1999.
 
Classes Taught:

 Highline Community College - Paralegal Program:

  • Civil Procedure I (Legal 102) – Fall 2002; Spring 2003; Spring 2005; Spring 2008; Spring 2009; and Fall 2009
  • Civil Procedure II (Legal 103) - Summer 2003; Winter 2004  and Winter 2007
  • Introduction to Ethics (Legal 101) - Spring 2010 and Fall 2010
  • Introduction to Law (Legal 100) – Winter 2002 and Fall 2003
  • Property (Legal 177) – Winter 2005
  • Legal Writing I (legal 199) – Fall 2004; Fall 2008 and Winter 2010
  • Legal Writing II (Legal 200) – Winter 2003 and Spring 2004

Bar Association Committees
:

  • Chair of the Maritime Law Section  (2001-2003) - Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association
  • Vice-chair of the Maritime Law Section  (2000-2001) - Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association
 
MISC.
  • Washington Mediation Association (2003 to present)
  • Member of Advisory Committee - Paralegal Program at Highline Community College (2002-2008)
  • Speaker at Town Hall Meeting: Tort Reform, November 21, 2005, sponsored by the Highline Community College Paralegal Association
  • Judge for the Judge John R. Brown National Admiralty Moot Court Competition – April 10-12, 2003
 
Current Board Memberships:
  • Highline Community College Advisory Board (2002 to present)
  • Burien Little Theatre (2005 to present)
  • Vice President Burien Little Theatre (2006-2008 seasons)
  • Artistic Director Burien Little Theatre (2008 to present)