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Curtis Jay Mase

Admiralty and maritime Attorney at Miami, FL

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Licensed for 37 years

About Curtis

Learn Curtis’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Admiralty and maritime
    50%
    Includes personal injury, salvage, documentation and environmental.

    35 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    45%
    Includes automobile, slip and fall, medical malpractice, products liability and wrongful death.

    38 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Class action
    5%
    Includes consumer and commercial class actions.

    33 years, 25 cases

Curtis J. Mase is the Managing Shareholder and founder of Mase Mebane Seitz. He is board certified in civil trial law by the Florida Bar and National Board of Trial Advocates (NBTA). Mr. Mase is also board certified in pretrial practice by the NBTA. His main area of practice is civil litigation with an emphasis on maritime and admiralty, personal injury and class actions. Mr. Mase has tried hundreds of jury and non-jury matters.

Born in Coral Gables, Florida, Mr. Mase earned his B.A. with a dual major in English and Business from Florida State University in 1982. He graduated from Florida State University College of Law, with honors, in 1984. While in law school he was a member of the Moot Court and the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law.

In addition to his active trial practice, Mr. Mase has argued numerous appeals in both state and federal court, including the Florida Supreme Court. Mr. Mase has written and lectured on a number of subjects including trial practice and procedure, evidence and admiralty and maritime law.

Licensed for 37 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1985
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Curtis

Mase Mebane Seitz
2601 S. Bayshore Drive
Suite 800
Miami, FL, 33133

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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Shareholder
  • Mase Mebane Seitz
  • 1997 - Present
  • Partner
  • Chaffe, McAll, Phillips, Soler & Torpy, P.A.
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Partner
  • Fowler, White, Burnett, Banick, & Strickroot, P.A.
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Partner
  • Anderson, Livingston, Kubit, & Mase f/k/a Patton & Kanner
  • 1988 - 1992
  • Associate
  • Karl Santone P.A.
  • 1987 - 1988
  • Associate
  • Floyd Pearson Richman Greer Weil Zack & Brumbaugh P.A.
  • 1985 - 1987
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Education

  • Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor with Honors
  • 1984
  • Florida State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Associations

  • Dade County Bar Association, Civil Litigation Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Dade County Bar Association, Federal Court Committ
  • Attorney Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Committee on Admiralty and Maritime Litigation
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Marine Council
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Cruise Line Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 1991 - Present
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Admiralty Law Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Grievance Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Florida Bar, Code and Rules of Evidence Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 1986 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Lawyer of the Year - Admiralty & Maritime
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Florida Super Lawyers - Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • “Best Lawyers in America”
  • US News
  • 2014
  • “Best Lawyers in America”
  • US News
  • 2013
  • “Law & Politics”
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • “Top Lawyer”
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2013
  • “Law & Politics”
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • “Top Lawyer”
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2012
  • “Best Lawyers in America”
  • US News
  • 2012
  • “Best Lawyers in America”
  • US News
  • 2011
  • “Top Lawyer”
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2011
  • “Law & Politics”
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • “Best Lawyers in America”
  • US News
  • 2010
  • “Top Lawyer”
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2010
  • “Law & Politics”
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • “Top Lawyer”
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2009
  • “Best Lawyers in America”
  • US News
  • 2009
  • “Law & Politics”
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • “Best Lawyers in America”
  • US News
  • 2008
  • “Top Lawyer”
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2008
  • “Top Lawyer”
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2007
  • “Top Lawyer”
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2006
  • Board Certification in Civil Trial Law
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 1998
  • Board Certification in Civil Trial Law
  • The Florida Bar
  • 1993
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • N/A
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Bar, Admiralty Law Committee 3rd Annual Passenger & Crew Claims Seminar
  • Booze, Brawls, Sex and Falls
  • 2020
  • Cruise Industry and Seafarers Claims Seminar
  • Required Proof in Passenger Medical Negligence Claims post-Franza
  • 2017
  • Thomas Miller Personal Injury Seminar
  • Adverse Jury Verdicts in Injury Cases: Responses and Strategies, Distinctions Between Arbitration and Litigation
  • 2014
  • Bench & Bar Conference
  • Latest Developments in Admiralty Law
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Great strategist and awesome trial attorney. With Curtis' experience combined with his knowledge, you will not find a better litigator."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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Miami Admiralty and maritime Lawyer Curtis Jay Mase
Curtis Jay Mase
Admiralty and maritime Attorney
Miami, FL
Licensed for 37 years