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Collier Walsh Nakazawa LLP Promotes Three Attorneys


Long Beach, CA – January 16, 2024 – Collier Walsh Nakazawa LLP has announced the Firm has promoted three attorneys. James Brooks and Anusha Pillay have been promoted from Senior Counsel to Partner, and Zachary Farley has been promoted from Associate to Senior Counsel.


James Brooks joined Collier Walsh Nakazawa LLP in May 2022 in the Firm’s Long Beach office. His proactive approach to litigation allows him to advise and preemptively avoid potential legal conflict, or to resolve disputes in the early stages of the process with favorable results. When necessary, he has also successfully co-chaired several jury and bench trials to verdict in both State and Federal Court.


Anusha Pillay joined the Firm in August 2022 in the Seattle office. She has substantial litigation experience defending clients against putative class actions, state and federal consumer protection claims, coverage actions against and between insurers, Jones Act claims, and both prosecuting and defending against Limitation of Liability Actions in Admiralty.


Zachary Farley joined Collier Walsh Nakazawa LLP in May 2021 in the Firm’s Seattle office. He represents clients before state and federal courts across a wide range of matters. Zachary also handles responses to maritime incidents, including vessel damage, seaman and longshoreman claims, and cargo disputes.


“Congratulations to James, Anusha, and Zachary on their promotions, recognizing their outstanding work and dedication to the Firm,” said Partner Joseph A. Walsh II. “We are fortunate to have them on the Collier Walsh Nakazawa LLP team and look forward to their many future successes.”


About Collier Walsh Nakazawa

Collier Walsh Nakazawa LLP is a Maritime Law Firm located on the west coast of the United States with offices in Long Beach, CA and Seattle, WA. The firm provides high quality legal services to businesses in the Marine, International Trade, and Energy Industries. The Firm is committed to doing what is best for clients, focusing on transparency and candor in reaching practical, cost-effective outcomes. The Firm’s seven partners bring over 150 years of Marine Law and Maritime Industry experience to the table.

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Contact: Robert J. Simpson

Waverider Communications

Tel: 617-334-5527


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