Admiralty & Maritime Law

Whether your company operates in a regional, national, or international environment, you need attorneys who understand the complexities that are inherent in the maritime industry.

With lawyers across the globe, WLA’s network of Admiralty and Maritime attorneys can support your company’s maritime legal needs.

WLA admiralty and maritime attorneys have the breadth and depth of experience to help address any and all of your company’s maritime 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.

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