Admiralty & Maritime

Hill Rivkins has long been recognized as the premier market leader in the legal representation of domestic and global maritime interests. From the beginning, our admiralty and maritime practice has covered nearly every facet of the industry, whether it arises from activity at sea or on the lakes and rivers of the world. We are fully prepared to advise and represent you in the following areas:

  • Charters and Charterparty Disputes
  • General Average
  • Marine Cargo Claims
  • Marine Insurance
  • Maritime Disasters
  • Maritime Liability Defense
  • Maritime Liens
  • Maritime Personal Injury (Jones Act & LHWCA)
  • Pilotage
  • Salvage
  • Tug & Tow
  • Vessel Collisions
  • Vessel Sales and Surveys
As one of the foremost admiralty and maritime firms, Hill Rivkins enjoys an international reputation for excellence in the field. Among its peers, recognition of the firm’s prominence can be seen from the fact that, over the years, three of its partners have served as presidents of the Maritime Law Association of the United States.

Today, Hill Rivkins continues this tradition. Our firm has served as lead cargo counsel in most of the significant maritime casualties litigated in the United States during recent years, including the:
  • Massive losses aboard the M/V APL CHINA
  • Cleaving and eventual sinking of the M/V MSC CARLA
  • Explosion of the M/V DG HARMONY
  • Sinking of the P-36 Floating Production Platform
  • M/V Tricolor/Clary collision and sinking
Hill Rivkins has always been an admiralty firm, and this tradition remains a source of great pride. With offices on all three coasts in the United States and with an extensive network of maritime firms worldwide, Hill Rivkins continues with its excellence and as a recognized leader in this complex and sophisticated field.