Admiralty/Maritime claims present unique and complicated legal issues. Our Maritime Department has the knowledge and experience to help our clients navigate through these issues. Our Maritime Department handles all aspects of maritime related matters. Whether the need arises in blue water, brown water, on the docks, in transit, or in the administrative and regulatory arenas, our Maritime Department is prepared to provide our clients with decades of experience.
We have extensive experience analyzing and providing representation in claims arising under the Jones Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), General Maritime Law, the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA), the Longshore and Harbor Act and its extensions, including the Defense Base Act (DBA) and the Non-Appropriated Funds Instrumentalities Act. Our attorneys possess the expertise to handle all aspects of investigating and defending Marine claims worldwide.
Our Maritime attorneys have in-depth experience in helping our clients determine what body of law governs an injury claim involving their employees, guests, passengers and contractors. Whether the claim arises under the Jones Act, OCSLA, General Maritime Law, the Longshore and Harbor Act, the DBA, or a state compensation statute, our Maritime attorneys satisfactorily represent clients in admiralty and maritime law cases across the country and have successfully defended countless cases on behalf of insurance and marine companies.
The locations of our offices adjacent to the Atlantic seaboard, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Great Lakes, provides us with a unique ability to address Maritime matters in three of the most active areas of marine related commerce in the United States. This is especially true with respect to energy related marine activities associated with oil and gas development and production in the western Gulf of Mexico.
Because our clients' issues may arise at any time, our Maritime attorneys are always on call to handle various Admiralty/Maritime claims including:
Our Maritime Department possesses diverse experience in all aspects of the maritime industry that enables our attorneys to represent clients in regulatory or government related issues, transactional matters and related business operations, as well as complex litigation, mediation, and arbitration, in all areas of Admiralty/Maritime law.