At the Charles Moure law firm, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of legal representation. Our team of experienced attorneys and support staff are dedicated to ensuring that our clients receive the personalized attention and care they deserve.
“Understanding begins with listening.”
Charles is ready to tackle your demanding case, domestic or international. His diverse work includes having seized multiple vessels in Korea for several US- and European-based companies, representing a Russian aircraft dealership to obtain an outstanding seven-figure debt from a US manufacturer, obtaining an outstanding debt against a US company for a Russian company selling seafood products, and arbitrating a multi-million dollar breach of contract action before CIETAC in Shenzhen, China. Charles recently won a landmark maritime case expanding a cruise line’s duty to care for passengers through their final disembarkation in Italy and prevailed in a two week contempt action brought in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Leading media outlets including Fox News and PBS have interviewed Charles on a variety of issues, including maritime piracy and international criminal law. His extensive experience in the complex areas of maritime and international litigation and arbitration have earned widespread recognition, as well as the trust of high-profile clients around the world.
Charles grew up in Houston, Texas. In his free time he enjoys tennis, skiing, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
A Lawyer You Can Trust.
In The Media
Harris Moure (2004-2016)
Contract Attorney, Preston, Gates & Ellis (1998-2003)
Florida State Bar Association
Oregon State Bar Association
King County Bar Association
Washington State Trial Lawyers’ Association
“Ohio Man Sues After Wife Dies on Cruise in Belize,” The Morning Journal, October 21, 2011.
“Court: Sea Shepherd Anti-Whaling Protesters are Pirates,” The Seattle Times, February 26, 2013.
“Whalers Threaten Contempt Action Against Sea Shepherd,” The Sydney Morning Herald, February 4, 2013.
“Judge won’t halt Sea Shepherds’ anti-whaling actions in Antarcticas,”The Seattle Times, February 16, 2012.
“Bellevue Crab Importer Awaits Trial in Russia,” The Seattle Times, January 3, 2010.
“Entwistle speaks to U.S. officials over murders,” Fox News, January 30, 2006.
St. Thomas University (B.A., 1989)
St. Thomas University School of Law (J.D., 1992)
Bar And Court Admissions
Oregon U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
High Honors in Admiralty, Professor Robert M. Jarvis
Judicial Extern, United States Federal District Court Magistrate Judge William C. Turnoff
US Coast Guard Captain’s License