Doug attended Washington & Lee University where he studied history and played NCAA... more
Doug attended Washington & Lee University where he studied history and played NCAA football. He went on to Florida State University where he earned his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude. He also graduated in the top ten percent of his law school class. Doug's legal career began in Tampa, Florida with the leading maritime litigation firm in the Southeast. Doug handled commercial disputes, ... 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.