I attended SUNY Maritime College and on graduation received a BS degree in Marine... more
I attended SUNY Maritime College and on graduation received a BS degree in Marine Transportation, a USCG Third Mateslicense and a USNR Comission. I sailed in the US Merchant Marine as a ship's officer for three years before attending law school at American University. From 1975 to 1995 I was with a boutique admiralty law firm and from 1995 t0 2011 with a large general practice firm. I havehandl... 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.