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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Noah Jarrett

Noah Jarrett

Industry Group Leader


  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution

WSG Practice Industries



Noah Jarrett advises and advocates for ports, maritime, and construction companies across Oregon and Washington. With more than a dozen years of experience representing clients in these industries, he has the insight to provide practical advice and the technical skill to try his clients’ best case.

Maritime and transportation champion

Noah is a persuasive and passionate advocate for his maritime and transportation clients. He adeptly convinces judges and juries of their expertise, goodwill and vital role in our nation’s economy and culture. As a result, he has protected his clients from liability and kept their operations on track in hundreds of disputes.

As Schwabe’s Transportation, Ports and Maritime Industry Group Leader, Noah has a deep understanding of the unique challenges his clients face, from outdated regulatory schemes to occasional unjustified public distrust. His appreciation for their focus, intelligence and safety consciousness in the face of these pressures makes him the consummate advisor and representative.

Construction from start to finish

Noah assists owners, design professionals and suppliers with all phases of construction projects, claims and litigation, even those that arise after a project is complete. His start-to-finish experience allows him to understand diverse perspectives and craft strategies that keep projects moving forward.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington


  • University of Oregon School of Law, Juris Doctor degree (1999)
  • Washington State University, Bachelor of Arts degree (1996)
Areas of Practice

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Advises maritime operators and insurers regarding all varieties of casualties and contractual issues.
  • Successfully tried architect’s lien foreclosure to court.
  • Tried yacht construction breach of contract case to jury, prevailing on the client’s claims.
  • Advise maritime operators on legal obligations regarding Jones Act and other claims.
  • Tried and prevailed on a maritime salvage claim. 


  • CARES Act Questions for the Transportation, Ports, and Maritime Industries 
  • PPP Loan Rules Clarified for Fishing Boat Owners/Operators; OSHA and CDC Interim Guidance for Seafood Processors
  • Maritime Risks in the Age of COVID-19
  • OP-ED: Employers must be proactive to ensure workers’ safety
  • OP-ED: The Importance of a Balanced Approach to Writing
  • Port to Market: Building Infrastructure to Meet Demand


  • Return You Sick and Injured to Work
  • 2021 Maritime Law Update
  • Maritime Injury Claim Workshop
  • Managing COVID-19 Exposure in the Workforce 
  • Traps for the Unwary Vessel Owner and Claim Professional
  • Traps for the Unwary: Maintaining Confidentiality

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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