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Law Offices of George W. Nowell
71 Stevenson Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, California 94105Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 415-362-1333
Fax: 415-362-1344
Emer/After Hrs: 415-362-1333
Mobile: 415-362-1333
Practice Areas
About Us
Client Information
Established: 1985
Qualified Member Since: 2000

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Subrogation
  • Transportation
  • Aviation
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Cases Gone to Trial : 7

About Us
Founded in 1985, the firm practices in the areas of Insurance Coverage, Insurance Defense, Insurance Subrogation, Mariner License Defense, Government Torts, Transportation, Aviation, Maritime and Admiralty Law.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Chartis Marine Adjusters, Inc.CNA Risk Management
Great American Insurance CompanyNavigators Insurance Company
St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance CompanyZurich Insurance Company
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Personnel Information
Office Managing Partner
George W. Nowell
San Francisco, CA
Years of Experience:38
  • California, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Additional Biographical Details:
Northern California Super Lawyer (2005-Present); Best's Lawyers (2015-Present); Pacific Admiralty Seminar (Chairman, 1992); Steering Committee Member 1981-Present); Associate Editor, American Maritime Cases (2006-Present)
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • San Francisco Marine Claims Association
  • San Francisco Marine Underwriters Association (1981-Present)
  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States (Director, 2010-2013; Proctor in Admiralty)
  • Stanford University, B.A. (cum laude, with honors), 1969
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.A., 1971
  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 1978
Lt., U.S. Navy [1971-1975]
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(This firm also appears in the Subrogation section of this publication)