USA – Steve Block

Steve Block, Foster Pepper PLLC  

Email: steve.block@foster.com

Steve Block is a member of Foster Pepper, PLLC in Seattle.  He has over 30 years of litigation experience as a trial, transactional and regulatory lawyer in four state jurisdictions.  His transportation and logistics experience extends to all modes (domestic and international maritime, trucking, aviation and railroad).  It includes cargo litigation, international trade and border security law, defense of personal injury claims, employment, insurance coverage, and general commercial disputes.  Steve represents transportation companies in regulatory matters before various state and local government agencies.

Steve received a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law; an LL.M. in Admiralty from Tulane Law School; an M.A. in Russian Studies from Middlebury College; a certificate from the Pushkin Institute in Moscow, Russia; and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina.  He is admitted to practice in Washington, Alaska, New York and the District of Columbia, as well as the U. S. District Courts for the Western District of Washington, the Eastern District of Washington, the District of Alaska, the District of Colorado, and the Southern District of New York; the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Steve served as the national president of the Association of Transportation Law Professionals in 2005-2006, as well as the president of its Puget Sound Chapter in 1999-2000.  He is a Proctor in Admiralty member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States.  He is a prolific writer on transportation law topics, and publishes a bimonthly column devoted to recent legal developments in all modes of transportation.