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30 Years of Leadership in Admiralty and Maritime Law


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over 30 years of litigation experience

McAlpin Conroy successfully obtained an Order of dismissal where an arrest for a 48-ft fishing vessel was sought. See the Court’s Order, here: DE 37 – Omnibus Order Kansas resident brought suit in Florida against his former business partner, also a Kansas resident. The dispute in Florida centered around ownership of […]

(MIAMI) November, 2018 – McAlpin Conroy PA, a boutique law firm specializing in Admiralty & Maritime Law, is pleased to announce that Joanne I. Nachio and George S. Florez have joined the firm as Associates. Located in the Brickell area of Miami, McAlpin Conroy consistently ranks among the state’s premier […]

On Monday, October 19, 2018, McAlpin Conroy celebrated its annual Thanksgiving pot luck with all attorneys and staff. This year we had the pleasure of having lunch with our 2 new associates, Joanne Nachio and George Florez. Once again, associate Alex Perez was our designated turkey carver, his second consecutive […]

Why McAlpin Conroy

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.

Richard J. McAlpin, Partner

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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