Admiralty and Maritime Law

Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. has extensive admiralty and maritime law litigation experience. QPWB attorneys are routinely retained by protection & indemnity (P&I) clubs, domestic/foreign marine underwriters/insurers, and other maritime interests to defend claims brought against cruise lines, shore excursion operators, commercial vessel (including shipping, charter fishing/dive vessels) owners/operators, recreational vessel (including mega-yachts, personal watercraft) owners/operators, by crewmembers, passengers, longshoremen / stevedores, charterers and suppliers.

In addition to an extensive legal background, QPWB attorneys possess the practical, “hands-on” maritime experience (including U.S. Coast Guard licensure) necessary to effectively communicate with, and vigorously defend, our maritime clients. With offices strategically positioned in all major Florida cities, QPWB is able to respond immediately to maritime casualties occurring in the Atlantic, Caribbean basin and the Gulf of Mexico, and to appear and defend clients in the courts of those jurisdictions.

QPWB attorneys have defended admiralty and maritime matters involving:

  • The Jones Act
  • Unseaworthy Vessels
  • Maintenance and Cure
  • Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA)
  • Vessels Collision and Allision Disputes
  • Marine Cargo and Property Claims
  • Salvage and Grounding Claims
  • Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Actions
  • Commercial Transactions