Markus Oberg joined the Firm in 2004 and has a broad practice including maritime tort and contract litigation, environmental law, and commercial real estate leases. Markus services a range of clients, including ship owners, operators, and charterers, marine contractors, insurers and international protection and indemnity associations, banking institutions, and real estate interests. His litigation practice covers federal, state, and tribal courts, including appellate practice before the Washington State Supreme Court, and trial experience in federal and state courts. His maritime practice spans occupational disease (asbestos, mesothelioma, etc.), seaman’s injuries under the Jones Act, passenger injuries, cargo loss, contamination, and subrogation, and liens and vessel arrest actions; his practice also includes general commercial litigation, contract disputes, insurance defense and coverage advice, commercial transactions, real estate leases, and environmental claims under CERCLA, MTCA, and OPA 90, including property clean-up and remediation, and spill response.
Markus 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.
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, the Marine Insurance Association of Seattle (MIAS), and serves as general counsel for the Washington State Maritime Cooperative.