Admiralty & Maritime

MDAFP has significant experience in matters of Admiralty & Maritime Law. We serve both as coverage counsel and as litigation counsel for shippers as well as ship owners, shipyards, hull & machinery underwriters, and various other marine insurers.

MDAFP provides expert counsel to clients involved in maritime transactions and representing clients in maritime litigation and arbitration. Our litigation attorneys have significant experience representing clients in maritime related state and federal court litigation as well as arbitration & mediation. MDAFP provides aggressive and efficient representation of companies engaged in the blue and brown water trade, offshore oilfield and energy services, terminal operations, and vessel construction and repair. MDAFP has defended its clients in federal and state courts and before regulatory bodies for clients including vessel owners, charterers, offshore operators and contractors, towing companies, marinas and vessel repair facilities, Protection and Indemnity Clubs, yacht clubs, marine insurers, underwriters, and brokers.

MDAFP’s maritime lawyers have the experience to respond and advise on every maritime law issue, including but not limited to Jones Act, General Maritime Law, LHWCA, 905B, negligence claims against vessel owners, marine insurance coverage, maritime contracts, vessel collisions/allisions, tower’s liability, oil and hazardous material spills, the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA90), cargo loss/damage; vessel arrests and attachments of cargo, and related matters.

Our approach focuses on achieving favorable trial success in all phases of litigation:
• Admiralty & Maritime Law
• Passenger Claims
• Seamen / Crew Claims
• Recreational Boating Injuries
• Catastrophic Injuries
• Wrongful Death

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