Maritime Litigation

Spotts Fain’s maritime practice focuses on the defense of product manufacturers, shipyards, and vessel defendants at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts across the country. Whether the case is being tried under general maritime law or is an action that falls exclusively under admiralty jurisdiction, our team has successfully defended personal injury and wrongful death claims governed by general maritime law, the Death on the High Seas Act, the Jones Act, the Longshoreman and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, as well as those implicating the Public Vessels Act, and the Suits in Admiralty Act. Because so many of these suits touch upon claims arising out of military service, Spotts Fain has become a go-to Firm for prosecution of (and the removal of litigation to federal courts under) the government contractor defense. Through its extensive experience, Spotts Fain has developed relationships with highly qualified maritime and military experts to assist in all aspects of defending these claims.