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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Transportation Law Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Litigation - Insurance Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Admiralty and Maritime Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law Transportation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Transportation Law Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Admiralty and Maritime Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Admiralty and Maritime Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Transportation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Construction Law Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Equipment Finance Law Transportation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Insurance Law Transportation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Railroad Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1999
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Transportation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Aviation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    International Trade and Finance Law Transportation Law Corporate Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Banking and Finance Law International Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Transportation Law Health Care Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Transportation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
Robert P. O'Brien, Jr. was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Robert P. O'Brien, Jr.

Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Admiralty and Maritime Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Aviation Law Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Huntington, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Missoula, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Transportation Law Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Administrative / Regulatory Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Transportation Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Derivatives and Futures Law Corporate Law Transportation Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Huntington, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Transportation Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Railroad Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation - Insurance Transportation Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Transportation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Savannah, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
Michael K. Clare was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Michael K. Clare

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Mandeville, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Transportation Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Transportation Law
Lawyer
Blake T. Richardson was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Blake T. Richardson

Adams and Reese LLP
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Transportation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor and Employment Law - Management Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Transportation Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

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Practice Area Definition

Transportation Law Definition

A transportation law attorney provides counsel and strategic planning in all segments of the transportation industry. Representative industry clients may include motor carriers; the passenger, air, water and rail transportation segments of the transportation and logistics industries; and third-party logistics providers. More specifically, potential clients include private fleets, commercial vessels, airlines (both passenger and commercial), couriers, package, truckload, less-than-truckload, liquid and dry bulk carriers, public transit authorities and the barge and shipping industries. In addition to the direct suppliers, potential transportation clients include the users of such services; i.e., industry insurers, transportation brokers, freight forwarders and the like.

Transportation law attorneys must be prepared to provide solutions and legal advice in many areas including:
  • cargo claims
  • civil litigation
  • compliance issues with existing federal and state laws
  • emergency response and crisis management
  • environmental law
  • general corporate matters
  • independent contractor issues
  • insurance coverage
  • Jones Act
  • labor and employment law
  • liability defense
  • mergers, acquisitions and corporate structuring
  • monitoring of proposed and pending legislation
  • personal injury and property damage claims
  • real estate transactions
  • risk management
  • taxation
  • transportation and logistics contracts
  • workers’ compensation
Regardless of a transportation company’s vigilance, there is always the potential for a crisis situation in the industry. Transportation law attorneys must be prepared to provide emergency response and crisis management services for their clients, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether the circumstance involves a significant accident, fire, explosion or chemical release, the first hours after such an event are critical from a liability management standpoint. Transportation attorneys work with their clients at every step to address the issues that may arise as a result of industrial accidents, personal injuries or other catastrophes.

An experienced transportation lawyer will be able to provide representation at both the state and federal court levels and is experienced in all of the issues related to the challenges of delivering, transporting and receiving commercial goods in intrastate, interstate and foreign commerce.

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A transportation law attorney provides counsel and strategic planning in all segments of the transportation industry. Representative industry clients may include motor carriers; the passenger, air, water and rail transportation segments of the transportation and logistics industries; and third-party logistics providers. More specifically, potential clients include private fleets, commercial vessels, airlines (both passenger and commercial), couriers, package, truckload, less-than-truckload, liquid and dry bulk carriers, public transit authorities and the barge and shipping industries. In addition to the direct suppliers, potential transportation clients include the users of such services; i.e., industry insurers, transportation brokers, freight forwarders and the like.

Transportation law attorneys must be prepared to provide solutions and legal advice in many areas including:
  • cargo claims
  • civil litigation
  • compliance issues with existing federal and state laws
  • emergency response and crisis management
  • environmental law
  • general corporate matters
  • independent contractor issues
  • insurance coverage
  • Jones Act
  • labor and employment law
  • liability defense
  • mergers, acquisitions and corporate structuring
  • monitoring of proposed and pending legislation
  • personal injury and property damage claims
  • real estate transactions
  • risk management
  • taxation
  • transportation and logistics contracts
  • workers’ compensation
Regardless of a transportation company’s vigilance, there is always the potential for a crisis situation in the industry. Transportation law attorneys must be prepared to provide emergency response and crisis management services for their clients, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether the circumstance involves a significant accident, fire, explosion or chemical release, the first hours after such an event are critical from a liability management standpoint. Transportation attorneys work with their clients at every step to address the issues that may arise as a result of industrial accidents, personal injuries or other catastrophes.

An experienced transportation lawyer will be able to provide representation at both the state and federal court levels and is experienced in all of the issues related to the challenges of delivering, transporting and receiving commercial goods in intrastate, interstate and foreign commerce.