Martens + Associates | P.S.
Quality, motivation, innovation, and above all, pure litigation.

Jeffrey R. Gates

Phone: +1 (206) 709-2999 ext. 107
Fax: +1 (206) 709-2999

Jeffrey is originally from Fresno, in the heartland of California’s Central Valley. After law school he represented self-insured companies and insurance risk pools in Washington State on civil litigation matters including premise liability, employment, products liability and construction defects. Jeffrey spent several years as a Washington State Licensed Independent Insurance Adjuster where he handled maritime claims for vessel owners and their insurance carriers / clubs. He maintains his adjuster’s license to this day.

During law school, Jeffrey interned with the Washington State Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division where he assisted consumers harmed by violations of Washington’s Consumer Protection Act. He spent a summer as a Judicial extern with Judge Jerome J. Leveque (Ret.) in Spokane County Superior Court and was a Rule 9 Law Clerk with the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office.

In his spare time Jeffrey enjoys training his adorable rescue dog Chewie, growing grape vines, and golfing like nobody is watching.

Practice Areas:
» Admiralty and Maritime Law
» Class Actions
» Complex Litigation
» Construction Defect
» Construction Injury
» Insurance Bad Faith
» Insurance Coverage
» Litigation
» Personal & Bodily Injury
» Products Liability
» Torts
Education & Membership:
» College:
University of California, Berkeley, B.A. Political Science, 2005
» Law School:
Gonzaga University, J.D., 2010; University of Washington, LL.M. Taxation, 2011
» Admitted:
Washington, 2012
» Appointments:
Member, Washington Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Board, 2018; Member, South King County Bar Association Board of Directors, 2018
Member: Washington State Bar Association; King County Bar Association; Marine Insurance Association of Seattle



MARTENS + ASSOCIATES | P.S. is a Seattle based law firm with roots dating back to 1974.


From the first conversation to the last, we frequently communicate with our clients so they are involved and understand the progress of their case.

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We staff a number of excellent attorneys. Their breadth of experience, education, cultural backgrounds, and empathy provide the foundation for the highest quality of legal presentation.


For more information, or if you are interested in retaining Martens + Associates | P.S., contact us:

705 Fifth Ave South, Ste 150
Seattle, Washington 98104
WA: +1 (206) 709-2999
OR: +1 (503) 416-6862
CA: +1 (415) 489-2452
       +1 (213) 929-2713
fax: +1 (206) 709-2722