Admiralty Lawyers & Maritime Attorneys

Sands Anderson's admiralty and maritime attorneys are experienced litigators able to represent individuals, vessel owners, P&I Clubs, and maritime-related employers, businesses and insurers in a wide variety of matters including:

  •     Recreational boating accidents
  •     Jones Act/Seaman injuries
  •     Longshore and Harbor Worker's Compensation Act ("LHWCA") actions
  •     Vessel collisions and allisions
  •     Oil spills and natural resource pollution and damage cases
  •     Salvage and treasure-hunting
  •     Cargo and general average matters
  •     Government relations

Our maritime team includes experienced trial lawyers who know this unique and complex area of the law and have litigated maritime cases throughout the United States, including:

  •     Virginia
  •     North Carolina
  •     Texas
  •     Alabama
  •     Florida
  •     Puerto Rico
  •     Louisiana
  •     Pennsylvania
  •     Mississippi

Our maritime lawyers include a former U.S. Navy officer Doug Winegardner. Mr. Winegardner is a former Judge Advocate who served as Associate Admiralty Counsel for the Navy Department, advising the Secretary of the Navy and the Commandant of the Marine Corps on admiralty cases including:

  •     the USS SARATOGA's accidental missile firing at a Turkish warship during a NATO exercise that killed 19 crewmen,
  •     the USS RADFORD's multi-million dollar collision with the freighter SAUDI RIYADH off the coast of Norfolk, and
  •     the USS GREENVILLE collision with the Japanese fishing vessel EMIME MARU that killed 9 Japanese high school students, and many others.

Mr. Winegardner has also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice's Admiralty Litigation Section, representing nearly every federal government agency with an interest in vessels or waterways, in a wide variety of maritime litigation throughout the United States.

With offices in Virginia, the admiralty attorneys of Sands Anderson serve clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic and beyond.

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