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  1. Maritime: 70%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Business: 5%

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Semmes, Bowen & Semmes

Suite 1400
25 S. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201-2423


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Member of the YearInternational Propeller Club2011
Legal EliteSmart CEO Magazine2009
President's Citation for Outstanding ServiceInternational Propeller Club2008
Transportation/MaritimeMaryland Super LawyersN/A
Maritime LawBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Business Network for Offshore WindBoard of Directors2015 - Present
Business Network for Offshore WindChair, Infrastructure Committee2015 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationBoard of Directors, Maryland Chapter2014 - Present
Pride of Baltimore, Inc.Secretary2014 - Present
Pride of Baltimore, Inc.Board of Directors2014 - Present
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesVice Chair, Stevedores, Marine Terminals, and Vessel Services2013 - Present
Rule Day Law ClubMember2012 - Present
Southeastern Admiralty Law InstituteBoard of Directors2008 - Present
Propeller Club of Baltimore Charitable TrustTrustee2005 - Present
Baltimore Port AllianceMemberN/A
International Propeller ClubU.S. Representative, EAPC2011 - 2012
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesBoard of Directors2011 - 2014
International Propeller ClubTreasurer2011 - 2012
International Propeller ClubChair, Executive VP Search Committee2010 - 2012
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesChair, Young Lawyers Committee2009 - 2011
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesVice Chair, Marine Ecology and Criminal Law Committee2008 - 2012
International Propeller ClubExecutive Committee2008 - 2012
International Propeller ClubConvention Chairman, International Convention2008 - 2008
International Propeller ClubInternational Third Vice President2007 - 2008
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesVice Chair, Young Lawyers Committee2007 - 2009
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesSecretary, Young Lawyers Committee2005 - 2007
Arthritis FoundationBoard of Directors, Maryland Chapter2005 - 2008
Propeller Club of Baltimore Charitable TrustPresident2004 - 2005
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesSecretary, Marine Ecology and Criminal Law Committee2004 - 2008
Propeller Club of BaltimorePresident2003 - 2004
Propeller Club of BaltimoreExecutive Vice President2002 - 2003
Baltimore Junior Association of CommercePlanning Committee, Port Person of the Year2002 - 2008
Propeller Club of BaltimoreBoard of Directors2001 - 2002
Baltimore Maritime MuseumAdvisory Board2001 - 2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Frostburg State UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Maryland Offshore Wind Industry Turns OneReinvigorating Maryland's Shipbuilding Manufacturing2014
Maryland Offshore Wind Industry Turns OneThe Jones Act and its Potential Implications for Maryland Offshore Wind Industry2014
Baltimore Shipowners and Agents ForumVicarious Liability for Shipowners and Agents for Medical Malpractice2014
November 2012 MeetingWhat is a Vessel? Developments since Stewart v. Dutra and Expectations in light of Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach2012
2010 MLA Spring MeetingPractical Considerations in Maritime Arrest and Attachment Proceedings2010
2009 Hilton Head MLA Resort MeetingThe End of the Package Limitation as We Know It: What the Rotterdam Rules Would Mean for Carriers, Stevedores, and Terminal Operators2009