Find the Top Maritime Law Attorneys in the Industry.

Based on your feedback and continuing research, we present a real-time directory of the leading attorneys in the maritime industry.

Maritime Law Attorneys and their Firms are Included Based on Merit:

Attorney Selection Process: Our research team is compiling an ongoing list of maritime law attorneys to include in this year’s 2020 Top Maritime Law Attorneys List. For the attorney credentials: if an attorney has been recognized for excellence in maritime law via local media outlets and trade publications they are included. If the attorney is in good-standing with accredited maritime law associations or a member of a prestigious group of trial lawyers they will be added to the list. In addition, if a maritime law focused firm has been in involved in any high-profile marine industry cases and secured victory for their client, they will be included.

We have also partnered with one of the most trusted publications in the marine industry, Professional Mariner Magazine, to conduct a reader poll. Where we asked over 20,000 professional mariners who they would recommend for providing outstanding legal services. The responses will be tallied mid-November and we will continue updating the list based on the results and nominations.

Both maritime defense and maritime plaintiff injury law firms are included. The first installment of the list will be featured in the December/January 2020 edition of Professional Mariner Magazine.

Maritime or Admiralty Law is the body of legal rules that govern the sea and the shipping industry.

Top Maritime Law Attorneys List:

  • Paxton Crew – The Crew Law Firm – League City, TX (Maritime Injury)
  • Jerry D. Hamilton – Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel – Miami, FL (Maritime Defense)
  • Andrew Dao – Kane Russell Coleman Logan – Houston, TX (Maritime Injury)
  • David J. Farrell, Jr. – ​​Farrell Smith O’Connell – S. Chatham, MA (Maritime Defense)
  • Matthew Moeller – The Moeller Firm – New Orleans, LA (Maritime Defense)
  • Twain Braden – Thompson Bowie – Portland, ME (Maritime Defense)
  • Charles C. Bourque – St. Martin & Bourque – Bouma, LA (Maritime Injury)
  • Georges M. Legrand – Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand, Brackett – New Orleans, LA (Maritime Defense)
  • Kevin G. O’Donovan – Palmer Biezup & Henderson – Philadelphia, PA – (Maritime Defense)
  • Nicholas A. Blanda – Anderson, Dozier, Blanda & Saltzman – Lafayette, LA (Maritime Injury)
  • Michael T. Amy – Deutsch Kerrigan – New Orleans, LA – (Maritime Defense)
  • Jennifer Fiore – Fiore Achermann – San Francisco, CA (Injury)
  • John H. (Jack) Hickey – Hickey Law Firm – Miami, FL (Maritime Injury)
  • Tonya J. Meister – Meister Law, LLC – Miami, FL (Maritime Injury)
  • Roy Dripps – Armbruster, Dripps – Maryville, IL – (Maritime Injury)
  • Barbara Holland – Collier Walsh Nakazawa – Seattle, WA – (Maritime Defense)
  • Timothy J. Falcon – Falcon Law Firm – Marrero, LA (Maritime Injury)
  • Matthew H. Ammerman – Law Office of Matthew H. Ammerman – Houston, TX (Maritime Defense)
  • Carolyn Latti – Latti & Anderson – Boston, MA (Maritime Injury)
  • H. Allen Black – Winston & Strawn – Washington DC (Maritime Defense)
  • Charlie Papavizas – Winston & Strawn – Washington DC (Maritime Defense)
  • Phillip S. Brooks Jr. – Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett – New Orleans, LA (Maritime Defense)
  • Christopher A. Abel – Wilcox Savage – Norfolk, VA (Defense)
  • Richard D. Rusak – Cole, Scott & Kissane – Miami, FL (Defense)
  • Timothy J. Young – The Young Firm – New Orleans, LA (Injury)
  • Charles G. De Leo – De Leo & Kuylenstierna – Miami, FL (Defense)
  • David J. Horr – Horr, Novak & Skipp – Miami, FL (Defense)
  • Christy Johnson – Mainstay Law Firm – New Orleans, FL – (Injury)
  • Richard Schechter – Law Offices of Richard Schechter – Houston, TX (Injury)
  • Kent M. Adams – Wilson Elsner – Houston, TX – (Defense)
  • James L. Chapman – Crenshaw, Ware & Martin – Norfolk, VA (Defense)
  • Robert J. Becerra – Becerra Law – Miami, FL (Defense)
  • Anthony J. Cuva – Bajo Cuva Cohen – Tampa, FL (Defense)
  • Edward S. Johnson – Johnson, Yacoubian & Paysse – New Orleans, LA
  • Tabak, Mellusi & Shisha – New York, NY (Injury)
  • John P. James – Friedman, James & Buchsbaum – New York, NY (Injury)
  • James F. Moseley, Jr. – Moseley Prichard Parrish Knight & Jones – Jacksonville FL – (Maritime Defense)
  • Bernard D. Friedman – Friedsman, James & Buchsbaum – New York, NY (Injury)
  • Daniel Finney, Jr. – Finney Law Office – St. Louis, MO (Injury)
  • Jacob J. Munch – Munch & Munch – Tampa, FL (injury)
  • Brett A. Rivkind – Rivkind & Margulies – Miami, FL (injury)
  • William Gee – Gee Law Firm – Lafayette, LA (Injury)
  • James B. Rea – Fitch Law Partners – Boston, MA (Defense)
  • Brian White – Attorney Brian White – Houston, TX (Injury)
  • Bennett Boyd Anderson – Anderson Dozier – Lafayette, LA (Injury)
  • Robert Chaffin – Chaffin and Homan Trial Lawyers – Houston, TX (Injury)
  • Bradish J. Waring – Butler Snow – Charleston, SC (Defense)
  • John Townsend Cooper – Cooper & Bilbrey – Charleston, SC (Injury)
  • Caj Boatright – Arnold & Itkin – Houston, TX (Injury)
  • Peacock Piper – Long Beach, CA (Defense)
  • Braud & Gallagher – Mandeville, LA (Injury)
  • Joshua A. Southwick – Gibson, Robb & Lindh – San, Francisco, CA (Defense)
  • Andrew I. Port – Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhan – San Francisco, CA (Defense)
  • Shane Waller – Waller Defense – Strasburg, VA (Defense)
  • George W. Nowell – Nowell Law – San Francisco, CA (Defense)
  • Lyle C. Cavin, Jr. – Oakland, CA (Injury)
  • Paul B. Arenas – Marron Law – Long Beach, CA (Defense)
  • John D. Giffin – Keesal, Young & Logan – San Francisco, CA (Defense)
  • Charles D. Naylor – Naylor Law – Long Beach, CA (Injury)
  • L. Gray Sanders – Barbas, Nuñez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian – Tampa, FL (Injury)
  • David W. Skeen – Wright, Constable, & Skeen – Baltimore, MD (Defense)
  • Mark T. Coberly – Vandeventer Black – Norfolk, VA (Defense)
  • Johnny L. Domiano, Jr. – Adams & Reese – New Orleans, LA (Defense)
  • Geoffrey D. Ferrer – Cozen O’Connor – New York, NY (Defense)
  • Franke & Salloum, PLLC – Gulfport, MS (Defense)
  • Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC – Seattle, WA (Injury)
  • Lanning M. Trueb Johnson Beard & Trueb PC – Anchorage, AK (Injury)
  • Antonio Rodriguez – Wilson Elser – New Orleans, LA (Defense)
  • Michael Harowski – Wilson Elser – New Orleans, LA (Defense)
  • Ronald Fox Fox Galvin – St. Louis, MO (Defense)
  • Simon Tonkin – Tonkin & Mondl – St. Louis, MO (Defense)
  • James K. Mondl – Tonkin & Mondl – St. Louis, MO (Defense)
  • Robert Nienhuis – Goldstein and Price, L.C. – St. Louis, MO (Defense)
  • Walter J. Leger, Jr. – Leger & Shaw – New Orleans, LA
  • Franklin G. Shaw – Leger & Shaw – New Orleans, LA (Injury)
  • Kurt Arnold – Arnold & Itkin – Houston, TX (Injury)
  • Brian Beckcom – VB Attorneys – Houston, TX (Injury)
  • Thomas Goldstein – Goldstein & Russell – Bethesda, MD (Defense)
  • John M. Allen – Goldberg Segalla – St. Louis, MO (Defense)
  • Michael A. Winkleman – Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman – Miami, FL (Injury)
  • Marcus Spagnoletti – Spagnoletti Law Firm – Houston, TX (Injury)
  • Darrell L. Conner – K&L Gates – Washington DC (Government Affairs Counselor)
  • David B. Anderson – Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski – Bellingham, WA (Injury)
  • Gordon T. Carey – Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski – Bellingham, WA (Injury)
  • Francis X. Nolan, III – Vedder Price – New York, NY
  • Brian P. R. Eisenhower – Hill Rivkins LLP – New York, NY – (Maritime Defense)
  • Martin S. Bohman – Bohman l Morse – New Orleans, LA (Defense)
  • Harry E. Morse – Bohman I Morse – New Orleans, LA (Defense)
  • Christopher R. Nolan – Holland & Knight – New York, NY
  • Janie L. Jordan – Mithoff Law Firm – Houston, TX (Injury)
  • John K. Fulweiler – Fulweiler llc – Newport, RI (Injury)
  • James N. Hurley – Fowler White Burnett – Miami, FL (Maritime Defense)
  • F. Daniel Knight – Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry – Houston, TX (Maritime Defense)
  • Stewart F. Peck – Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard – New Orleans, LA (Maritime Business – Transactional/Litigation)
  • Nick Homan – Chaffin and Homan Trial Lawyers – Houston, TX (Injury)
  • Kevin M. Hodges – Williams & Connolly – Washington, D.C. (Complex Maritime Litigation)
  • Keith S. Brais – Brais Law Firm – Miami, FL (Maritime Injury)
  • J. Dwight LeBlanc III – Frilot LLC – New Orleans, LA (Maritime Defense)
  • Clay M. Naughton – Moore & Co. – Coral Gables, FL (Maritime Injury)
  • Allan R. Kelley – Fowler White Burnett – Miami, FL (Maritime Defense)
  • Michael T. Moore – Moore & Co. – Coral Gables, FL (Maritime Personal Injury)
  • Scott C. Krist – The Krist Law Firm – Houston, TX (Maritime Injury)
  • Preston Easley – Law Offices of Preston Easley APC – San Pedro, CA (Maritime Injury)
  • Richard Serpe – Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe -Norfolk, VA (Maritime Injury)