Maritime Law in Texas, the United States, and Beyond
Maritime Law in the United States is mostly related to federal rather than state law, since the open ocean is generally considered to be international territory, whereas the coastal waters and bays, as well as inland waters, are considered “waters of the United States”. One unusual aspect of US maritime law is the Limitation of Liability Act, which can limit the shipowner's liability to the value of the ship (and pending freight), to be determined post-casualty, if the ship-owning company can prove it had no “privity or knowledge” of the deficient conditions leading to the casualty, mechanical or otherwise.
My practice in maritime law is the reason I'm licensed to take cases not only in Texas but also in Kentucky, Louisiana, and New York. It plays into my willingness to (and love for) travel, so please reach out if you're dealing with a maritime issue that requires specific legal knowledge and experience.
CO-COUNSEL AND ASSOCIATION WITH OTHER MARITIME FOCUSES
While I am licensed to practice in 4 states, I work with other lawyers, throughout America and in fact world-wide, to arrange for and provide the legal representation and expertise you need, where-ever it is you need it! I refer cases to, and receive referrals from, lawyers located everywhere. And I partner with them on a case-by-case basis, to be sure you get just what you need, effeciently and economically, but still with the care and expertise you need.