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, and Portuguese.  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

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    Michael Bush to speak at the 2019 Critical Issues Summit Register to attend the 11th annual Critical Issues Summit and listen to a distinguished faculty and Government Officials from across the state, including Chaffe McCall’s Labor & Employment partner Michael…More»

  • Chaffe McCall Welcomes Business Attorney to the Firm’s New Orleans Office

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  • Super Lawyers Selects 25 Chaffe McCall Attorneys

    December  27, 2018 –  Chaffe McCall is pleased to announce that 25 of our attorneys are selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® 2019 list for Louisiana.  Only five percent of attorneys in each state are chosen to receive this…More»

  • Walter Becker to speak at LACDL’s Last Chance Seminar

    Partner Walter Becker will be speaking at the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Last Chance Seminar Register to attend this year’s LACDL’s Last Chance Seminar on December 6-7, 2018, at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in New Orleans! Listen to…More»