Attorneys

George W. Nowell 
george.nowell@nowelllaw.com

George Nowell has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 San Francisco Admiralty & Maritime Law “Lawyer of the Year”

Education:
B.A., Anthropology (with great distinction and honors),
Stanford University 1969, Phi Beta Kappa
M.A., Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania 1971
J.D., Stanford University School of Law 1978
Admissions:
State Bar of California 1978; Admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in the State of California including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Associations/Activities:
Proctor in Admiralty, Maritime Law Association of the United States (Director 2010 – 2013; Planning Committee/Treasurer Maritime Law Association, San Francisco, 2006 (Fall Meeting)); Transportation Lawyers Association; American Bar Association; San Francisco Bar Association; Archaeological Institute of America; Pacific Admiralty Seminar Steering Committee (1980-present) (Chairman, 1992); Associate Editor, American Maritime Cases 2006 – present; Northern California Super Lawyer 2005 – Present; Association of Marine Underwriters of San Francisco;  San Francisco Marine Claims Association; San Francisco Marine Exchange; Property Claims Association of the Pacific; California Supreme Court Historical Society; Member, Stanford Law Review, 1977-78; Lt., U.S. Navy, 1971-1975.

 

John H. Cigavic III
john.cigavic@nowelllaw.com

Education:
B.A., Political Science and Philosophy, James Madison University 1998
J.D., St. John’s University School of Law 2003, cum laude
Admissions:
State Bar of New York 2004; State Bar of California 2004; Admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in the State of California including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Admitted to practice in all New York State Courts.
Associations/Activities:
Proctor in Admiralty, Maritime Law Association of the United States; Bar Association of San Francisco; National Association of Insurance Women; Association of Marine Underwriters of San Francisco; Property Claims Association of the Pacific; San Francisco Marine Claims Association; California Supreme Court Historical Society.