Marine & Cargo Practice

The Maritime Practice Group at LESTER SCHWAB KATZ & DWYER, LLP has the experience and depth to handle any type of maritime litigation, including:

The Maritime Practice Group at LSKD includes attorneys familiar with all aspects of maritime commercial, tort, and environmental litigation. Because the business of this firm is litigation, our attorneys are all experienced litigators who know that conscientious preparation for trial puts their clients in the best position to settle disputes on favorable terms, especially in cases involving complex technical issues.

LSKD attorneys have particular expertise in defending personal injury claims arising out of marine construction and other harbor work. We successfully argued to the New York Court of Appeals in Lee v. Astoria Generating Co., that New York’s plaintiff-friendly Labor Law was preempted by the federal Longshore Act in suits against vessel owners. LSKD attorneys also have particular expertise in maritime product liability cases in which the firm’s experience in working with nationally known experts can be dispositive.

Over the years, LSKD attorneys have:

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