Admiralty & Maritime Law

The Bale Law Firm, PLLC has a wealth of experience in the trial and appeals of admiralty and maritime matters. The firm has vast experience in handling personal injury/death claims under the Jones Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the Oceanographic Research Vessels Act, Sections 905(b) and (c) of the Longshoreman’s Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, the Death On The High Seas Act, as well as maintenance and cure claims.

The Firm also provides efficient resolutions to liability claims and other transportation matters whether they involve intrastate, interstate, international or coastwise trade. With increasing use of intermodel transit, the admiralty/maritime and general litigation sections have been involved in both prosecuting and defending transportation claims involving marine, aviation, rail and motor truck carriers.

In transportation matters, the firm helps clients manage challenges and risks by integrating our business, legal and practical experiences into their day-to-day operations. The full range and depth of our attorneys’ experience is available to assist any transportation client who may benefit from our unique skills and resources for resolving their transactional or litigation challenges. In certain instances, where customs issues become an overriding issue in regard to the transportation of goods, the firm has developed close working relationships with other attorneys who specialize in customs matters who may be utilized to ensure that the client’s interests are fully protected. In all transportation matters, the firm is able to utilize its broad base of experience among the interdisciplinary practices of the firm to efficiently resolve clients’ business and legal matters through the full-service resources the firm offers.

Based on its vast experience in admiralty and maritime law, the firm is able to provide its clients with advice based on the exigent circumstances that can develop during the course of marine-related work, as well as long-term goals and planning to manage risks and to reduce potential liabilities.