Bland & Partners maintains an extensive admiralty and marine practice. Our attorneys regularly represent offshore service providers in connection with all types of admiralty claims impacting the marine industry. We specialize in defending personal injury and death claims involving seamen or other marine employees under the Jones Act and Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). We have also handled numerous cases involving collisions and allisions of vessels and related claims for property damage, pollution and personal injury. As part of the defense of such claims, Bland & Partners attorneys have extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting Limitation of Liability actions.
Our attorneys also routinely arrange for the arrest or attachment of vessels as security for claims pending in both the United States and worldwide or arrange the release of vessels that have been seized.
Additionally, our admiralty attorneys frequently advise vessel owners, operators, charterers and Underwriters regarding the terms and conditions of all kinds of marine contracts, both during the non-contentious negotiation and drafting of said contracts and the dispute resolution process. Our expertise in this area extends to marine insurance issues, in particular coverage and subrogation possibilities and claims.