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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 […]

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed summary judgment entered in favor of a cruise line represented by Richard J. McAlpin and W. Cooper Jarnagin from McAlpin Conroy. The Court held that the plaintiff could not prove the cruise line was at fault for her claimed incident. The plaintiff […]

(MIAMI) April 1, 2019 – McAlpin Conroy PA, a boutique law firm specializing in Admiralty & Maritime Law, is pleased to announce that Daniel Marcotte has been named a Partner. He has been an Associate of the firm since December 2015. “We are proud of Daniel’s accomplishments and the work […]

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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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Our challenge goes beyond simply resolving claims; it extends to protecting the ongoing business interests of our clients. We make favorable law for those we serve.

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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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