Michelle Buhler

Partner

Contact
  • Phone: (206) 623-1700
  • Fax: (206) 623-8717
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Michelle joined the firm shortly after it was founded and became a partner in 1995. Her practice focuses on maritime and insurance law. She has a broad range of experience in both areas, successfully handling matters involving complex contract disputes (e.g., charter parties, vessel construction and repair contracts), insurance coverage, significant cargo losses, seaman and longshoreman personal injuries, vessel collisions, marine professionals E&O liability, and maritime employer wage and hour liability disputes. She is highly regarded by her clients for her keen analytical abilities and practical approach to litigation.

She has lectured at maritime and insurance continuing legal education seminars as well as various marine insurance programs. She is a member of the Maritime Law Association, Maritime Section of the King County Bar Association, Puget Sound Maritime Claims Association, Marine Insurance Association of Seattle, and the Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters Association.

Education
  • University of Washington
    • J.D.
  • Seattle University
    • B.A., summa cum laude, Accounting
Experience
  • Harrigan Leyh Farmer & Thomsen LLP
    • 1986 – Present
Admitted to Practice
  • Washington
  • Alaska
  • Oregon
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Western District of Washington
    • Eastern District of Washington
    • District of Oregon

Michelle joined the firm shortly after it was founded and became a partner in 1995. Her practice focuses on maritime and insurance law. She has a broad range of experience in both areas, successfully handling matters involving complex contract disputes (e.g., charter parties, vessel construction and repair contracts), insurance coverage, significant cargo losses, seaman and longshoreman personal injuries, vessel collisions, marine professionals E&O liability, and maritime employer wage and hour liability disputes. She is highly regarded by her clients for her keen analytical abilities and practical approach to litigation.

She has lectured at maritime and insurance continuing legal education seminars as well as various marine insurance programs. She is a member of the Maritime Law Association, Maritime Section of the King County Bar Association, Puget Sound Maritime Claims Association, Marine Insurance Association of Seattle, and the Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters Association.

Harrigan Leyh Farmer & Thomsen LLP

999 Third Avenue, Suite 4400 | Seattle, Washington 98104

Tel: (206) 623-1700 | Fax: (206) 623-8717

999 Third Avenue, Suite 4400
Seattle, Washington 98104

Tel: (206) 623-1700
Fax: (206) 623-8717

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