Our attorneys have many years experience and expertise in admiralty and maritime law, marine claims, casualties, loss avoidance, salvage and marine insurance.
We provide legal advice and counseling to help avoid disputes, and resolve them early if possible. When litigation is inevitable, the firm aggressively pursues the representation of its client’s interests, while looking for cost-effective ways to end litigation, such as through mediation or arbitration. Our expertise includes maritime personal injury defense, cargo damage, charter party disputes, products liability, breach of contract, fishing, salvage and treasure salvage, pilotage, marine pollution and regulatory matters. The firm represents shipowners and charterers, ship repair facilities, marine products manufacturers and suppliers, pilot groups, and both open market and protection and indemnity insurers and reinsurers. The firm has many years of experience in representing overseas insurers, particularly from the London and Scandinavian insurance markets. One of our partners regularly serves as an expert witness in marine insurance disputes.
Our attorneys regularly handle declaratory relief actions regarding marine insurance policies in both state and federal courts, as well as mediation and arbitration before recognized experts in the field. With a wide range of contacts among solicitors, barristers and lawyers in many countries overseas, we are easily able to secure the necessary assistance with issues of foreign law and practice, when they arise.
We also have expertise in oil and gas energy matters, both from the defense and coverage perspectives. We have handled many cases involving losses in the North Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, Asia, and both on-shore and off-shore California. We are privileged to be able to assist and represent London market insurers in losses involving some of the largest oil and gas producers and oilfield contractors in the world.