Sterling Stires is the Managing Shareholder of our San Diego office, and has... more
Sterling Stires is the Managing Shareholder of our San Diego office, and has developed a civil litigation practice with an emphasis on maritime law. Along with matters involving the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, Limitation of Shipowners Liability Act, Ship Repairers Liability, and general maritime law, Mr. Stires also practices in the areas of insurance coverage... view profile
Peter S. Forgie has been a trial attorney, specializing inmaritime personal injury... more
Peter S. Forgie has been a trial attorney, specializing inmaritime personal injury for more than 30 years. Mr. Forgie has tried to jury verdict more than 120 cases since 1975, including cases involving theAmerican tuna fleet , tug and barge operations, sport fishing fleets, commercial dive operations, offshore oil operations, passenger vessels,cruise ship injury , recreational vessels, jet skis... view profile
Mr. Hansen has over 30 years of sailing experience, including racing in California... more
Mr. Hansen has over 30 years of sailing experience, including racing in California and Great Lakes, and bareboat chartering throughout California, the Pacific Northwest, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.
Matthew Blair’s litigation practice focuses primarily on complex issues in the areas... more
Matthew Blair’s litigation practice focuses primarily on complex issues in the areas of, employment law, business law, admiralty law, and personal injury. Mr. Blair was recently recognized for his advocacy by the The National Trial Lawyers who named Mr. Blair one of the "Top 40 under 40." Mr. Blair has also been Super Lawyers Southern California "Rising Star" since 2014. The honor is bestowed... view profile
Neil is a Southern California Super Lawyer for 2012, 2013, 2014 and now for 2015,... more
Neil is a Southern California Super Lawyer for 2012, 2013, 2014 and now for 2015, who practices maritime and transportation law in state and federal court. He represents insurers in first and third party cases as well as insurance fraud investigations and coverage matters, and local transportation companies in business litigation, unfair competition cases, class actions and transactional matter... view profile
Christopher Goodroe has built his personal injury and maritime practice on the... more
Christopher Goodroe has built his personal injury and maritime practice on the principles of attention to detail, persistence, and personal service. He has successfully litigated cases in both Federal and State Court, and has consistently achieved exceptional results at mediation. Mr. Goodroe is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (Highest Ranking Possible) and has been selec... view profile
Admiralty law concerns the navigation and shipping rules and procedures for commercial and recreational boating. If you are on a boat or own a boat that crashes into another boat, or a dock, pier or wharf, admiralty law (also called maritime law) applies. If someone is injured in the crash, if cargo is damaged, or if the boat sinks and causes a gas spill, admiralty law assigns responsibility and determines who has to pay. Admiralty laws are complex and can be confusing. If you or your business engage in water-based activities, an admiralty or maritime lawyer can be very helpful.