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30 Years of Leadership in Admiralty and Maritime Law


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over 30 years of litigation experience

We are pleased to inform that team McAlpin Conroy has successfully scored another victory for the maritime industry. In Disney Cruise Line v. Ana Maria Reis Martins, the Fifth District Court of Appeal clarified several issues that will impact the maritime industry, especially on the standard of care necessary for […]

Partner Richard McAlpin was a guest panelist at the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, held June 27-29, 2019 at the Intercontinental New Orleans. Richard addressed crew claims and enforceability of arbitration clauses in marine contracts. The Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute was created by the Admiralty Law Institute in 1968 to provide […]

McAlpin Conroy granted summary judgment on “seaman status” case. Attorneys at McAlpin Conroy successfully obtained a summary judgment ruling for one of their cruise line clients which significantly reduced their client’s exposure. A personal injury plaintiff brought suit against the cruise line and alleged that he was a “seaman” who […]

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No two clients and no two cases will ever be exactly alike. That's why at McAlpin Conroy the only "formula" that exists for resolving maritime and admiralty claims is our commitment to consistently providing every client with dedicated service and timely action from an experienced, partner-level attorney.

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practice areas

  • Personal Injury Defense
    Crew members, maritime employees, passengers, and longshoremen claims
  • Jones Act
    Defense of Jones Act, Unseaworthiness, Maintenance and Cure, Death on the High Seas Act claims
  • Property/Cargo Claims
    Claims for lost or damaged cargo; loss or damage to ships, vessels, pleasure craft
  • Hull /Machinery CLaims
    Claims for lost or damaged cargo; loss or damage to ships, vessels, pleasure craft
  • Maritime Liens and Mortgages
    Maritime lien enforcement, vessel arrests, preferred ship mortgage foreclosure  
  • Charter Party Disputes
    Bareboat, time, and voyage charter party disputes and documents
  • Marine Subrogration/Recovery
    Maximizing subrogation recoveries
  • Dive & Tour Boat Accidents
    Defense of owners and operators in bodily injury and property claims relating to dive boats, personal watercraft, and tour boat excursions
  • First Party Marine Insurance
    Coverage opinions; general defense of vessel owners, marine excursions, tour operators and marinas in personal injury and casualty matters; defense of hull and machinery claims of all types
  • Environment & Pollution Claims
    Representation of petroleum transporters, facilities, vessel owners in operational matters, spills, groundings, collision, salvage, cleanup, and regulatory matters
  • Commercial Litigation
    Representation of owners and operators in contractual disputes and marine transportation agreements

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