Areas of Expertise - Admiralty
Also known as maritime law, admiralty law encompasses litigation arising from seafaring and maritime activities. Some common types of cases include, but are not limited to, personal injury to vessel passengers, liens and mortgages on ships and boats, issues resulting from marine and treasure salvage, and property damage inflicted on or by seafaring vessels.
Admiralty law is a distinctive branch of the law that, by common law or statute, often has subtle differences from traditional contract and tort law. For instance, a statute like the Jones Act may prescribe joint and several liability in certain maritime torts when traditional tort principles would suggest proportionate liability. As such, when a maritime case is submitted to the ADR process for mediation or arbitration, it may be prudent to select a neutral who is familiar with the nuances of admiralty law.
The following neutrals from our professional panel have extensive backgrounds and superior qualifications in admiralty ADR and litigation. With their expertise in maritime cases, you can rest assured that your case has the greatest potential for successful resolution with these ADR specialists.
Please note that our entire panel of ADR professionals is capable of handling the vast majority of cases, regardless of the neutral's specialties or areas of experience. However, if you feel that your case presents especially complex legal or technical issues, selecting a neutral with a background in that area for your case may improve the efficiency of the ADR proceeding.