Colin R. Crug


Colin Crug assists port and maritime clients with a variety of legal concerns, from litigation to counseling on a range of legal issues. With a master’s degree in admiralty law, he has the industry-specific knowledge and experience needed to help clients achieve their objectives, both on and off the water.  

Colin helps develop litigation strategy and conduct proceedings, including bench trials, arbitrations, and mediations. He also reviews contracts, insurance policies, and other documentation important to his clients.

While in law school, Colin was a law clerk for the Washington Attorney General’s Office and later interned for the Office of the City Prosecuting Attorney in Spokane, Washington.



  • Achieved positive outcomes for clients on a wide array of maritime subjects, including Jones Act personal injury claims.
  • Successfully arbitrated complex issues for a multitude of clients in the greater maritime industry.
  • Conducted research and provided advisory memoranda on various legal issues for diverse clientele: ports, cities, fire districts, and other municipal entities.

Memberships & Awards


Washington State Bar Association, member


  • Harry F. Stiles, Jr. Scholarship in Maritime Law, Tulane Law School
  • Winner of the 2017 Maynard Cooper & Gale Admiralty Writing Competition, Tulane Law School
  • Chester Chastek Scholarship, Gonzaga Law

Resources & Ideas

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

WeWork Maritime Business Incubator Seminar, Maritime 101: Personal Injury & Employer Liability, January 11, 2020




Washington State Courts

United States District Court, Western District of Washington

Outside The Office