David W. Skeen - Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP

David W. Skeen

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1989

David Skeen is among the most well respected maritime attorneys in the region. He has helped many clients to successfully navigate legal waters for over four decades.

“David is always calm and collected, but also has the ability to improvise and adapt to the circumstances presented by different matters,” said Meighan Burton, who works with Mr. Skeen in the Maritime group. “I consider him one of the most knowledgeable and insightful lawyers around. He has a natural passion for maritime law.”

There are few areas of law in which knowledge of the industry is as crucial to successful resolution of legal disputes as in admiralty and maritime law. 

Mr. Skeen has broad experience in transactional and litigation matters arising out of the transportation of goods and people by water involving both commercial and recreational vessels. As an active practitioner in the state and federal courts, Mr. Skeen has kept pace with the ever changing industry and rules that apply to business on the navigable waters of the United States.  Mr. Skeen has served as an assistant editor of American Maritime Cases (AMC) since 1976, and was named an editor in 2011. AMC is a premier resource for attorneys within the industry that publishes significant maritime court decisions from around the United States and foreign countries.

Mr. Skeen also represents clients in general litigation in the state and federal Courts in other matters including fire and casualty, insurance coverage and defense, subrogation, personal injury and commercial litigation. He is an experienced mediator, arbitrator, and member of ADR Maryland.

Skeen is a lifelong resident of Maryland who has proudly contributed to the local community through professional groups and charities over the course of his career. 

Princeton UniversityAB 1968University of Maryland School of LawJ.D. 1973
The Maritime Law Association of the U.S.Defense Research Institute, Admiralty CommitteeAmerican Bar Association, Committee on Admiralty and Maritime Law TIPS SectionBar Association of Baltimore CityMaryland State Bar Association, Board of GovernorsLitigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary SocietyHarmonie Group

Office Location

100 North Charles Street, 16th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States

Practice Areas

Admiralty and Maritime Law

Other Information

Gender: Male