Admiralty & Maritime

The practice of admiralty law has been central to Chaffe McCall since the firm’s earliest days in the 1820s.  Serving the international and domestic shipping communities over generations, the Admiralty Section has expanded its traditional role in the bluewater area and represents ship-owners, charterers, protection and indemnity associations, terminal owners, and domestic and foreign insurers.  The Section’s individualized approach to each case reflects our attorneys’ broad knowledge and deep understanding of admiralty law.  The result is effective representation, the cornerstone of long-standing client relationships.

Chaffe McCall’s admiralty practice is international in scope.  Our attorneys regularly represent U.S. clients in other countries, as well as foreign interests in the U.S.  The Section is multicultural and multilingual, including attorneys fluent in Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, Polish, and Croatian.  We regularly conduct investigations and monitor litigation in courts in Latin America and the Caribbean.  The firm maintains close ties with attorneys worldwide and delivers a full complement of foreign and U.S. legal services to its clients.

Our admiralty attorneys are admitted to practice in many states and have conducted arbitrations and litigated cases in Louisiana, Puerto Rico, California, Florida, Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Washington, D.C.  In addition to our diverse legal experience, we understand the technical and practical aspects of the maritime industry and consider them in advising our clients.  Members of the Admiralty Section have served in the United States Merchant Marine, the United States Navy, and the United States Coast Guard.

Featured News

  • DRI Free CLE Webinar and Networking event: March 9, 2017

    Please join Chaffe McCall’s Appellate Section as it hosts DRI’s Appellate Advocacy Committee’s first Free National Webcast and Networking Event Appellate Counsel at Trial: Protecting the Record and Putting Your Best Foot Forward Free CLE Webcast and Networking Reception WHEN Thursday, March…More»

  • The O.W. Bankruptcy and The Resulting Legal Issues

    Chaffe McCall’s Admiralty and Maritime member, Ifigeneia Xanthopoulou, recently published an article entitled “THE O.W. BANKRUPTCY AND THE RESULTING LEGAL ISSUES” in the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal.  The piece was published in the Fall 2016, Volume 52,…More»

  • Attorneys Provide Pro Bono Legal Services at Harry Tompson Rebuild Center

    Six Chaffe McCall Attorneys Provide January Pro Bono Legal Services at New Orleans’ Harry Tompson Rebuild Center   In a profession defined by billable hours, the Chaffe McCall law firm also prioritizes philanthropy, kicking off 2017 by providing pro bono…More»

  • Attorneys selected for Inclusion in 2017 Super Lawyers

    New Orleans, LA, (December 23, 2016) –  Chaffe McCall announces that 24 of its attorneys are included in the 2017 Super Lawyers list for Louisiana. Only five percent of attorneys in each state are chosen to receive this distinction. Super…More»