Maritime Law

The firm regularly defends personal injury claims brought by coastal and offshore industry workers, both longshoremen and seamen. We have successfully defended clients in a variety of maritime causes of action, including Jones Act, unseaworthiness, maintenance and cure, DOHSA, LHWCA, OCSLA, product liability, and general maritime law.

These cases frequently require that we simultaneously prosecute or defend associated contractual matters (particularly indemnity and insurance claims) under both state and federal maritime law.

We also handle cases involving property damage and business loss, including cases arising from Oil Pollution Act events and from allisions and collisions causing damage to vessels, barges, terminals, docks and wharves.

We have both defended and prosecuted cases involving contaminated marine bunkers as well as contractual disputes surrounding the purchase and sale of bunkers and its constituents.