Admiralty & Maritime Law
Whether your company operates in a regional, national, or international environment, you need attorneys who understand the complexities inherent in the maritime industry.
With lawyers across the globe, ALFA International’s network of Admiralty & Maritime attorneys can support your company’s maritime legal needs.
ALFA International Admiralty & Maritime attorneys have the breadth and depth of experience to help address all of your company’s marine legal needs. Subject matter expertise includes maritime casualties, personal injuries, product liability, and recreational and commercial vessel collisions; maritime commercial disputes, including charter party disputes, cargo damage claims, and marine insurance coverage disputes; and admiralty and maritime litigation, including vessel arrests and attachments.
With member firms worldwide—including some based in the world’s largest port areas—our lawyers have experience representing clients across the industry. ALFA International Admiralty & Maritime attorneys work with a variety of local, national, and international maritime clients, including insurers and underwriters (hull, cargo, and protection and indemnity), ship owners, charterers, pilots, marinas, tug companies, stevedores, terminal operators, shipbuilders and repairers, trucking companies, ship suppliers, importers and exporters, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, global cruise lines, shipyards, and other entities involved in maritime commerce and transportation.
Areas of Focus
- Maritime arbitration
- Maritime casualties
- Breach of contract claims to carry goods
- Marine insurance claims
- Claims for cargo damage
- Arrest and attachment of vessels
- Vessel purchases, charters, and mortgages
- Marine insurance coverage disputes
- Federal Maritime Commission proceedings
- Ship repair and shipbuilding disputes
- Enforcement of maritime liens for supplies, repairs, and other services
- Commercial and consumer marine lending and financing
- Personal injury claims, including claims under the Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
Patrick M. Wartelle
ALFAI ATTORNEY CONTACT