Admiralty/Maritime

Much of the Gulf South’s livelihood has long been linked to the shipping industry. Our Admiralty and Maritime Group represents clients in all aspects of this vital industry, from those engaged in shipbuilding and repair to domestic and international shipping; from stevedoring to offshore drilling and production. We understand the risks inherent to the business and represent various underwriters as well.

Blue Williams’ lawyers advise clients on bills of lading, cargo-damage claims and terminal operations. Our litigators handle disputes involving collisions, salvage and wreck removal, claims for environmental damage, and limitation of liability actions. Our Admiralty and Maritime Group provides marine insurance coverage evaluation, as well as contract and charter drafting and negotiating. Should litigation arise, our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to successfully represent our clients in court.

We understand that the nature of the industry often requires availability outside of regular business hours. To address these needs, our attorneys maintain an on-call system 24 hours a day, seven days per week.