Since 1992, Staines & Eppling has successfully defended the interests of its admiralty and maritime clientele. Our experienced maritime attorneys serve vessel owners and operators, marine employers, insurance companies, general managing agents, and third party claims administrators in defending against lawsuits, minimizing risks of litigation, and protecting our clients' interests. We have successfully represented clients in matters involving:

  • Maritime Personal Injury Claims
  • Marine Contract Interpretation and Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Opinions
  • Analysis of Defense and Indemnity Contracts
  • Drafting Marine Contracts, Master Service Agreements, Boarding Agreements and Seaman's Releases
  • Creation of Vessel Construction Contracts
  • Property Damage Claims
  • Limitation of Liability Claims
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Claims
  • Offshore Injuries

For Vessel Owners, Operators And Marine Employers

For maritime business owners and operators, litigation is a distraction, a headache, and typically a great source of anxiety. At Staines & Eppling, we work to ensure that you are knowledgeable about the process and understand the risks associated with any type of litigation. Once you are well informed, we fight vigorously on your behalf to assure that you are well defended, well protected, and that you always have a zealous advocate for your interests.

Our attorneys are practical advisors, skilled trial attorneys, experienced negotiators and dedicated advocates. From the moment we join your team, we will begin to investigate the facts, advise you of your options, and help you determine the best course of action to protect you and your hard-earned business. We understand that your company's reputation and track record can be crucial in protecting profitability and avoiding future claims.

For Insurers And Insurance Professionals

Drawing on decades of combined experience, our attorneys will provide detailed and pragmatic analysis of claims. We are aware that insurers and insurance professionals rely on this information to develop accurate and realistic reserves to properly analyze their future exposure. Additionally, we use this analysis to develop creative and compelling arguments to minimize insurance payouts and protect the bottom line of our insurers. We also consider the future implications of our course of action, and your future as well.