David Weil is the managing attorney at Weil & Associates in Long Beach.
He is one of only 14 attorneys to be certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in admiralty and maritime law. He is also a "Proctor in Admiralty" member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, and an Adjunct Professor of Admiralty Law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and Chapman University Law School in Orange, California.
His practice is focused on the California Yachting and Workboat Communities, and his clients include marine lenders, yacht brokers and other maritime businesses, recreational boaters, commercial fishermen, workboat operators, marine surveyors, and licensed mariners. He is the former legal advisor to the California Yacht Brokers Association, and an active affiliate member of the National Association of Marine Surveyors and the American Vessel Documentation Association.
Dave was a commercial mariner for most of his life prior to attending law school. He was a salmon and king crab fisherman in Alaska for ten years, and a professional yacht and workboat captain for three years in Southern California. And, he currently holds a 200 ton Coast Guard masters license.
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I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.I endorse this lawyer.I endorse this lawyer.
James Shields Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
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I have worked on numerous matters over the last 4 years with Dave. He has precise legal arguments and a beautiful writing style that gets the court's attention - in a good way. He knows his way around the laws and the courtroom. Clients are lucky to have his expertise.
Adam Jaffe Litigation Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Certified Specialist - Admiralty & Maritime Law||State Bar of California||2011|
|Adjunct Professor of Admiralty and Maritime Law||Chapman University School of Law, Orange, CA||2010 - Present|
|Owner and Managing Attorney||Weil & Associates||1995 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor of Admiralty and Maritime Law||Loyola Law School Los Angeles||2003 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Marine Bankers Association||Affiliate Member||2012 - Present|
|National Association of Marine Surveyors||Affiliate member||1999 - Present|
|California Yacht Brokers Association||Member / Former Legal Counsel||1999 - Present|
|Maritime Law Association of the United States||Proctor in Admiralty||1997 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Rigel Marine Services . M/Y Thomas Crosby V, (C.D. Ca. 2011) 2012 AMC 2916||The determination of what law to apply depends upon weighing the seven Lauritzen factors. Those factors point to the application of U.S. law, and U.S. law provides a maritime lien so that the arrest was lawful.|
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|The Log Newspaper||Ask A Maritime Attorney (bi-weekly column 2006 - Present)||2006|
|University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal||Charting a Course Through Dangerous Waters . . . 9 U.S.F. Mar. L.J. 195 (Fall 1996).||1996|
|Pepperdine University School of Law||Mediating the Litigated Case||Cetificate||2009|
|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|California State University, Long Beach||N/A||Other - Bachelors||N/A|
|Cruising Club of America SPeaker Series||Legal Issues Relating to the Purchase and Sale of a Yacht||2013|
|2013 NAMS National Conference||Ethics in the Field of Marine Surveying||2013|
|Cal Yacht Club Speaker Series||Evaluation of Vessel Title Histories in Yacht Purchase Transactions||2012|
|CYBA Northern California Law Seminar||Discussion of the Pitfalls of Unorthodox Deals||2011|
|California Yacht Brokers Association, Law Seminar 2011: "Yacht Sales & the Law XIV"||Yacht Broker Risk Management - Analysis of the "as is" Clause in Purchase and Sale Agreements||2011|
|Cal Yacht Club Speaker Series||DIsclosure Requirements in Vessel Sale Transactions||2011|
|CYBA Northern California Law Seminar||Analysis of the Florida HMY Yacht Brokerage Litigation||2010|
|CYBA Northern California Law Seminar||Yacht Sales and the Law||2009|
|National Association of Marine Surveyors, South Pacific States Regional Meeting, May 2007||"Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations"||2007|
|California Yacht Brokers Association, Law Seminar 2005: "Yacht Sales & the Law VIII"||Yacht Broker Legal Issues||2005|
|NAMS 36th Annual National Conference West 2004||"The Surveyor’s Role in Vessel Arrest and Foreclosure Proceedings"||2004|
|California Yacht Brokers Association, Law Seminar 2004: "Yacht Sales & The Law VII"||"Minimizing Your Risk of Litigation in Yacht Brokerage Transactions"||2004|
|California Yacht Brokers Association, Law Seminar 2003: "Yacht Sales & The Law VI"||"Yacht Broker Risk Management: Avoiding or Surviving the Disgruntled Buyer"||2003|
|National Association of Marine Surveyors, South Pacific States Regional Meeting, August 2002||"Risk Avoidance for Marine Surveyors"||2002|
|National Association of Marine Surveyors, South Pacific States Regional Meeting, August 2000||"Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations"||2000|