Johnstone Adams proudly counts as one of its members the current president of the Maritime Law Association of the United States. Our admiralty and maritime practice group regularly assists vessel owners, operators and charterers in the central Gulf Coast region. While our primary focus is the representation of P&I clubs, we are experienced in a number of maritime law fields:
|Arbitrations||Limitations of Liability|
|Personal Injury||Marine Financing|
|Seamen and Longshoremen||Marine Insurers|
Our attorneys are available on a twenty-four hour basis to assist owners, operators and charterers in whatever incidents may arise. For instance, with environmental problems being a major concern to vessel owners and operators and their underwriters, Johnstone Adams is prepared to respond immediately in the event of an oil spill or pollution incident, including overseeing response efforts, investigation of causes, and mitigation of fines.
The firm counsels clients in charter party disputes and matters of vessel financing and documentation. Johnstone Adams lawyers have considerable experience in defending maritime personal injury and death claims. The firm has extensive experience in cargo claims of all types.
The firm is experienced in collision and allision matters, standing ready to respond to whatever the needs of the client might be, whether to call out surveyors or to conduct an investigation at the scene of the casualty.
With environmental problems being a major concern to vessel owners and operators and their underwriters, Johnstone Adams is prepared to respond in the event of an oil spill or pollution incident.
The firm routinely represents vessel interests in Immigrations and Coast Guard matters. This representation includes frequent handling of stowaway and deserter matters, from initial onboard investigation to repatriation, and through petitions to mitigate agency penalties. The firm routinely handles oil pollution matters, including overseeing response efforts, investigation of causes, and mitigation of fines.
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