Patrick B. Streb

Weltin Streb and Weltin, LLP

Mr. Streb has over 25 years’ of experience representing maritime workers and members of various unions including the ILWU, SUP, MFOW, Operating Engineers, Iron Workers, IBU, AMO, MEBA and IOMM&P of which he is a past member.

In the past, Patrick has sailed as a licensed U.S. Coast Guard deck officer for various United States shipping companies, totaling to more than 10 years of experience. Additionally, he has experience working aboard tug boats, barges, fishing vessels, offshore supply vessels and other small craft. This experience has allowed him to become an expert in piloting, navigation, boat handling, weather readings, cargo handling as well as maritime safety. He was honorably discharged with the title of Lieutenant from the United States Naval Reserve.

Martindale-Hubbel has awarded Mr. Streb with the AV-rating, which represents the highest level of professional excellence.

Outside of work he enjoys golfing, surfing, cooking and spending time with his wife.


  • Obtained his Juris Doctor from Marshall Law School in Cleveland, Ohio in 1977.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York in 1973.

Memberships & Experience:

  • Admitted to the Practice of Law: Ohio 1978, California 1984, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California 1985, Southern District of California 1987, U.S Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 1991, Fourth Circuit 2000.
  • Arbitrator and mediator, San Francisco and Alameda counties.
  • Panelist for San Francisco Superior Court Arbitration Settlement Conference.
  • Past Instructor, maritime law, Industrial Claims Association.
  • Panelist at various seminars on maritime law, the LHWCA and the Defense Base Act.
  • Member, American Association for Justice (AAJ) and Consumer Attorneys of California.
  • Judge Pro Tem, San Francisco Superior Court.