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

  • Amy McIntire Joins PLAC Future Leaders

    Chaffe McCall congratulates Attorney Amy McIntire for her recent appointment by PLAC as a member of the 2019 Future Leaders Group.  Amy is a member of Chaffe McCall’s litigation department and focuses her practice on product liability. Amy’s product liability…More»

  • Chambers USA Recognizes Chaffe McCall Attorneys with Top 2019 Rankings

    (New Orleans – April 25, 2019) Chambers USA, a leading legal industry rankings organization, has listed five Chaffe McCall partners in its 2019 Chambers USA rankings.  For the fourth consecutive year, Chambers also nationally recognized the firm’s Admiralty & Maritime…More»

  • Maritime Law Association 2019 Spring Meeting

    Join the Admiralty and Maritime Law Association for the 2019 Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C. on April 30, 2019 and listen to our very own Walter Becker discuss “Deepwater Horizon Criminal Prosecutions.” Walter will also present to a joint meeting…More»

  • Chaffe McCall Congratulates 2019 Sustainer of the Year Recipient

    Chaffe McCall Congratulates Katherine Andry Crosby, recipient of the 2019 Sustainer of the Year Award. Every year, the Junior League of New Orleans presents the Sustainer of the Year Award to a sustaining member who exemplifies the organization’s educational and…More»