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Maritime Law

Are you, your company or your client involved in a maritime accident or dispute? Leverage Adam’s maritime experience to pursue, defend or resolve your maritime issue.


A working knowledge of the marine industry and the issues faced by mariners and vessel operators informs Adam’s admiralty practice.  As a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Merchant Mariner, Adam accrued hundreds of days of marine experience working on vessels at sea and on the Mississippi River. As an attorney, Adam has investigated and/or litigated virtually every type of marine casualty.  With this practical knowledge, he can quickly spot issues and provide workable solutions to problems arising from casualty investigations and regulatory issues, often without having to engage outside industry experts. Adam understands the challenges maritime clients face and the liabilities at play in a complex industry. 


Adam represents clients in the following areas:


  • Maritime incident response

  • Maritime personal injury

  • Recreational boating accidents

  • Investigations and enforcements actions by the U.S. Coast Guard, NTSB, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Department of Justice

  • Marine casualties involving allisions, collisions, capsizing of vessels, wave-wash claims, breakaways, shipboard fires and explosions, groundings, anchor loss, steering loss, cargo damage

  • Dock damage

  • Marine salvage

  • Discovery of contraband 

  • Magic pipe cases

  • Longshore Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) 

  • Jones Act

  • Maritime worker injuries

  • Seaman's Protection Act

  • Limitation of Liability Act of 1851

  • Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA)

  • Disputes between charterers and shipowners 

  • Demurrage claims 

  • Tariff disputes

  • Mississippi River high river disputes 

  • Regulatory compliance and advice


Call Adam at (504) 553-1435 for a free consultation.  

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