Lawyers of the firm represent shipowners, operators and charterers, P&I Clubs, Defense Clubs, Hull Underwriters, and other marine interests making up the International Maritime Community.
They also represent underwriters and insurers in the domestic market insuring yachts, tugs, barges, and other marine risks.
In addition to litigation involving maritime personal injuries and deaths, cargo claims, collisions, damage to docks and other structures, groundings, and other matters of maritime tort and contract, they also routinely conduct shipboard and other on site investigations and protect the interests of the firm’s maritime clients in dealing with stowaways and other Immigration problems, Customs issues, problems associated with Coast Guard regulations and other aspects of United States Law bearing on maritime commerce.
They also handle problems arising out of the application of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 ("OPA 90") and supervise oil spill cleanup activities not only in the Port of Mobile but on the navigable rivers of Alabama and all across the coastal areas of Alabama , Mississippi, and Northwest Florida. Locally they represent a shipyard, marine surveyors, commercial divers, and other maritime interests.