Practice Areas: Admiralty & Maritime

Thompson Bowie & Hatch LLC’s maritime attorneys are familiar with all facets of admiralty and maritime law. We have extensive experience in admiralty litigation and in providing day-to-day advice to meet the specific needs of our maritime clients.

We routinely handle legal matters involving the following:

  • Marine insurance, including coverage issues
  • Tugboats and pilots
  • Wet marine and transportation insurance
  • Hull and passenger claims
  • Marina claims
  • Product and warranty claims
  • Maritime regulatory work
  • Jones Act and unseaworthiness claims
  • Pleasure and personal watercraft liability
  • Coast Guard investigations
  • Oil spill claims
  • Surveyor liability
  • Marine construction
  • Maritime property subrogation
  • Marine insurance broker claims
  • Yacht delivery company claims
  • Vessel construction contracts and claims
  • Maritime liens

We have over 30 years of experience in representing ship owners, ferry owners, tug and tow operators, maritime pilots, cruise lines, surveyors, vessel manufacturers and dealerships, marine construction companies, marine underwriters, boatyards and marinas in all aspects of maritime law. We are available to serve clients throughout the Northeast and the Eastern Seaboard on either a case by case basis, or on a day-to-day basis depending on their business needs. Our attorneys are committed to developing and maintaining long-standing business relationships with our clients. We offer immediate investigation of marine related matters and accidents and provide sound, strategic legal advice. We welcome the opportunity to work with clients to develop marine related programs to assist their businesses and we will vigorously defend any maritime litigation in which they may be involved. Our attorneys enjoy presenting educational seminars to our clients to help them stay ahead of the curve.