Anthony John "Tony" Cuva

Turkel Cuva Barrios PA

Recognized since 2007

Tampa, Florida

Practice Areas

Admiralty and Maritime Law

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Tony Cuva has been practicing admiralty and maritime law for over thirty years and has been board certified for over twenty years. He handles a large array of admiralty and maritime matters as well as civil litigation. Tony Cuva has handled Jones Act cases, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation act cases, maritime personal injury cases, collisions, allisions, Cargo claims, environmental issues relative to clean water discharge, Coast Guard and OSHA investigations, and recreational boating accidents and injuries. He also represents mariners in licensing disputes before the United States Coast Guard and the Board of Pilot Commissioners. Additionally, he litigates disputes arising from commercial transactions, charter agreements, yacht sales and marina related issues and also transactions related to commercial shipping, charter agreements, ship repairs marinas, and yachts.

Contact & Links
  • 100 North Tampa Street, Suite 1900
    Tampa, FL 33602
  • English
  • New York Law School, Juris Doctorate, graduated 1991
  • Fordham University, B.A., graduated 1987
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, 1991
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law Certification Committee - Former Chair
  • American Inns of Court - Former Member
  • American Victory Ship and Museum - Board Member
  • Federal Bar Association - Former Board Member
  • Florida Bar Association Grievance Committee - Former Member
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association - Member and Former Board Member for Trial Lawyers Section
  • Leadership Tampa - Participant
  • Maritime Law Association of the U.S. - Member and Former Proctor
  • Port of Tampa Maritime Industries Association - Board Member
  • Propeller Club - Board Member
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI) - Member and Former Director
  • Tampa Catholic Lawyers Guild - Former Board of Directors
  • The Florida Bar Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee - Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Board Certified as a Specialist in Admiralty and Maritime Litigation, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, since 1999
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2006- 2014; Ranked No. 1 Nationally in Shipping (outside New York City)
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law Certification Committee, Chairman, 2008-2010; Vice Chair, 2007-2008
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV rated
  • Tampa Magazines’ Top Lawyers, 2020, 2021
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite 2015- present
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2007- present
  • Licensed United States Coast Guard Captain, OUPV

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