Maritime Law
Maritime and admiralty are one of Babcock Holloway Caldwell and Stires’s main areas of focus. We work with vessel owners, operators, and insurers of shipping companies, vessels, piers, marinas, port authorities, and others in marine-related legal disputes.

Our firm is composed of industry experts who have a thorough understanding of the statutes and regulations regarding vessel and navigation and shipping. We’re also up to date on these state and federal laws:

  • Jones Act
  • California Harbors and Navigation Code
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea Act
  • Death on the High Seas Act
  • Merchant Marine Acts
  • Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation
We handle admiralty and maritime matters including but not limited to:

  • Maritime personal injury or wrongful death claims
  • Admiralty jurisdiction and venue
  • Cargo loss or damage
  • Contract disputes
  • Maritime tort claims (collision, allision, pollution)
  • Products liability
  • Recreational and pleasure boating legal issues
  • Maritime Workers’ Compensation
Our defense for maritime claims extend to port locations throughout the Pacific Rim including:

  • Alaska Ports of Anchorage, Ketchikan and Juneau
  • American Samoa
  • Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
  • Cook Islands Port of Avatiu
  • New Zealand Ports of Auckland, Marsden Point, and Westport
  • Philippines Ports of Manila, Davao, and Subic Bay
  • South American Ports in Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and other countries
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