Since 1979, Dan McDermott has handled all types of civil litigation including maritime personal injury cases and complex insurance litigation. In addition to his litigation skills, Dan has been very active in the maritime and marine insurance field. Dan has been a director of the Marine & Insurance Claims Association for 25 years and has been its only president since it was incorporated in 1991. He has also been active in the Maritime Law Association (MLA) and was Chair of the Uniformity of U.S. Laws Committee and also served a three year term on the Board of Directors of the MLA. Dan has written two amicus curiae briefs to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the MLA and is a member of the Board of Directors.
Dan has concentrated his practice primarily in defense of marine construction projects around the New York City Metropolitan area. He frequently represents general contractors, vessel owners, municipalities and it's agencies in suits brought by longshore and harbor workers. Dan is often asked by clients and industry organizations to lecture on the interplay between federal maritime law and New York labor law.
Dan has been recognized in Chambers USA from 2005 - present as a leading lawyer in shipping litigation. As reported to Chambers by peers and clients, they note Dan "has extensive litigation experience covering personal injury, insurance coverage, and cargo litigation and attracts praise for his 'astute mind and practical, straight-shooting approach.' Clients add 'talented and knowledgeable....always 100% committed to the case.'"
From 2008 through 2018, Dan has attained the distinction of being identified by his peers as a New York Metro Super Lawyer. He has also been named to Best Lawyers in America® for 2009 to present.