Admiralty and Maritime Law


Our admiralty and maritime law team has a depth of experience and expertise that rivals larger firms. Our attorneys have been recognized by their peers as among the top in maritime law and are involved in industry organizations, including the Offshore Marine Service Association.

Our practice includes all aspects of brown water and offshore marine operations. We handle property damage and personal injury claims, cargo claims and subrogation, vessel seizures and enforcement of maritime liens, and other energy and offshore-related litigation. We also assist in the negotiation of contracts and other corporate transactions. We handle all types of contract and enforcement matters and have particular expertise in the areas of vessel construction and financing, sales, chartering, crewing, management, service, fleeting, brokerage and affreightment agreements.

Our clients range from international Fortune 500 companies to national insurers to local businesses. We represent barge owners and operators, towboat companies, line haul operators, cargo interests, stevedores, fleets and terminals as well as marine underwriters. Our offshore clients include natural resource exploration companies, vessel operators, divers, construction companies, dredge operators and the nation’s only deepwater port.