Best Lawyers for Admiralty and Maritime Law in America

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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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    Miami, Florida
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mediation Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Arbitration
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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    Tampa, Florida
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Admiralty and Maritime Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
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    Miami, Florida
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Admiralty and Maritime Law Energy Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Long Beach, California
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Gaming Law Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Transportation Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Banking and Finance Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Admiralty and Maritime Law Litigation - Construction Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Admiralty and Maritime Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Oil and Gas Law Admiralty and Maritime Law Transportation Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Energy Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Savannah, Georgia
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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Robert P. O'Brien, Jr.

Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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    Houston, Texas Chicago, Illinois
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Savannah, Georgia
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Commercial Litigation Construction Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law Gaming Law
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  • Location:
    Long Beach, California
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Mediation International Arbitration - Governmental Construction Law International Arbitration - Commercial Arbitration
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Insurance Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
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Practice Area Definition

Admiralty and Maritime Law Definition

The admiralty and maritime practice involves all aspects of legal work relating to marine activities. This includes litigation, commercial transactions, and non-litigation counseling, as well as regulatory work before federal and state agencies. Firms with litigation caseloads generally represent clients in matters involving collision, personal injury, cargo loss, workers' compensation, maritime commercial disputes and insurance coverage relating to inland marine vessels, oceangoing vessels, passenger vessels, drill rigs, and other offshore equipment.

Frequently, these firms also handle marine related issues involving mass disasters, major pollution incidents, toxic torts, and class actions. Due to the nature of when and where clients' needs arise, attorneys in this practice frequently are on call 24 hours and travel to distant and sometimes remote locations. In the areas of commercial and counseling, maritime attorneys handle issues relating to vessel sales, shipyard contracts, maritime insurance counseling and evaluation, contract and charter drafting and negotiations, and maritime finance advice. In the context of the regulatory arena, attorneys typically appear before the United States Coast Guard, Federal Maritime Commission, United States Department of Labor, and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Brian Wallace,  Admiralty Regional Practice Coordinator
Marty McLeod, Admiralty Practice Coordinator
Phelps Dunbar LLP

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The admiralty and maritime practice involves all aspects of legal work relating to marine activities. This includes litigation, commercial transactions, and non-litigation counseling, as well as regulatory work before federal and state agencies. Firms with litigation caseloads generally represent clients in matters involving collision, personal injury, cargo loss, workers' compensation, maritime commercial disputes and insurance coverage relating to inland marine vessels, oceangoing vessels, passenger vessels, drill rigs, and other offshore equipment.

Frequently, these firms also handle marine related issues involving mass disasters, major pollution incidents, toxic torts, and class actions. Due to the nature of when and where clients' needs arise, attorneys in this practice frequently are on call 24 hours and travel to distant and sometimes remote locations. In the areas of commercial and counseling, maritime attorneys handle issues relating to vessel sales, shipyard contracts, maritime insurance counseling and evaluation, contract and charter drafting and negotiations, and maritime finance advice. In the context of the regulatory arena, attorneys typically appear before the United States Coast Guard, Federal Maritime Commission, United States Department of Labor, and the National Transportation Safety Board.