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Admiralty & Maritime

Our attorneys have wide experience in the field of maritime law, particularly as it relates to brown-water operations.  We represent vessel owners, barge lines, fleeters, shippers and parties involved in cargo transportation, primarily on the inland waterways of the Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys. We also represent maritime interests before government agencies on issues involving pollution/contamination issues, Army Corps of Engineers’ permitting (including both fleeting and mooring permits), as well as Section 10 permits (construction in a navigable waterway).

We have experience dealing with collision claims, personal injury (General Maritime, Jones Act and Longshore), shipping contracts and fleeting claims. More recently, our focus has evolved from maritime defense of Jones Act claims to issues relating to cargo and transshipments, vessel owner maritime assistance, maritime tort litigation, commercial litigation, permitting issues and insurance coverage matters. With a proven record of successfully resolving cases through mediation or trial, we have the knowledge and first-hand experience to protect our clients’ interests in complex, high-stakes maritime litigation.

Area of Focus Contacts

  • Gene F. Price


    Louisville, KY

  • Mark F. Sommer

    Practice Group Leader

    Louisville, KY

  • Christopher (Chris) G. Johnson


    Louisville, KY

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