New York Maritime Law

The Lanier Law Firm provides experience representing a variety of clients in New York maritime law cases, from water pollution claims to commercial and contractual claims. Our attorneys have achieved significant resolutions for hundreds of clients, and are proficient in handling courtroom cases.

One area of focus for our New York maritime law attorneys are cases related to the Jones Act, a federal statute that regulates maritime commerce between U.S. cities. Part of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, the Jones Act upholds the rights of seamen, particularly in cases of a seaman’s injuries. In the event of an injury, a seaman has the right to pursue action against ship owner, captain, or crew. Our New York maritime law attorneys are well-equipped to handle these complex cases.

Our victories on behalf of clients in maritime disputes include personal injury claims filed by crew members and dock workers regarding hazardous ship conditions while loading and unloading ships; pollution claims resulting from a sunken vessel leaking oil; and claims concerning defective design and poor construction that led to the loss of vessels.

One of three firm offices throughout the U.S., The Lanier Law Firm’s New York office is located in Midtown East in Manhattan, the center of one of the world’s most prominent financial and commercial districts. In addition to New York maritime law, our New York office also represents clients in a variety of areas, including pharmaceutical litigation, medical malpractice, personal injury, and product liability.

Please contact us if you would like to know more about our New York maritime law practice.