Accidents and incidents at sea, and those involving boats and ships, require specialized knowledge and experience because they raise complex issues of federal maritime law and state tort and contract law. For example, the federal Limitation of Liability Act protects boat owners who are alleged to have committed negligence in navigable waters, while the Jones Act and Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Act affect the employment relationship of certain employees working at sea and in maritime industries. At the same time, state contract and tort law, as well as workers’ compensation laws, may affect the legal rights and responsibilities of owners, operators and workers. Experienced maritime counsel is necessary to navigate the myriad issues that an incident at sea or in a harbor presents.
The need for experienced counsel is true regardless of whether the case involves property damages or personal injuries or both. In either case, it is essential to retain counsel that knows the law and unique issues that arise in maritime cases.
Denlea & Carton’s team of experienced attorneys has successfully defended maritime and admiralty cases in federal and state courts throughout the country on behalf of boat owners (both recreational craft and industrial and working craft), operators and manufacturers, ship builders and marina owners in a variety of incidents. We have significant experience handling maritime claims and will aggressively fight to protect your rights in any maritime lawsuit.
For much of the past decade, Jeff has been recognized annually by his peers as a New York “Super Lawyer”
Bob is an experienced class action lawyer, who has achieved hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for aggrieved
Lindsey Leibowitz, Of Counsel, is an experienced Intellectual Property lawyer specializing in trademark and copyright
Amber Wallace is an experienced complex commercial litigator and a perennial Super Lawyers “Rising Star.
For over two decades, John has been litigating cases in Federal, state and municipal courts throughout New York and
Joe Licare is an experienced commercial litigator, equally adept at representing plaintiffs and defendants.
Craig Cepler is an experienced litigator who has handled all types of cases for clients, including commercial