The skill needed to help maritime clients navigate the rocks and shoals of marine business and admiralty litigation.
Hanson Curran has a long tradition of legal excellence in maritime and coastal matters. We advocate in the region’s federal and state courts and before governmental boards and commissions representing clients on issues including:
- Personal Injury and DOHSA Claims
- Marine Salvage and Wreck Removal
- Maritime Liens/Vessel Arrests
- Casualty/Hull Losses
- Littoral/ Waterfront Rights
Our experience in maritime litigation includes salvage and salvage law, coastal boundaries and land use, and riparian rights and water access. Hanson Curran also routinely undertakes cases involving the Jones Act, salvage, loss of cargo, preferred ship mortgages, collisions and maritime liens.
Specific examples of our varied maritime experience include U.S.C.G. license revocation proceedings, Wreck Commission hearings in the U.K., expert testimony in Tortola, and arbitration through the Society of Maritime Arbitrators of New York.
Who We Represent:
Led by James T. Murphy, a former Navy JAG Corps Officer designated as a Proctor in Admiralty by the Maritime Law Association of the United States, our team of attorneys represents a diverse range of maritime and admiralty clients including:
- Marine businesses
- Insurers and underwriters
- Associations and municipalities
- Sail training associations
- Wharf owners
- Boat yards
- Vessel owners