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Blank Rome LLP
1271 Avenue of the Americas
NEW YORK, NY 10020
United States
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Work Department

Maritime

Position

John Kimball concentrates his practice in the areas of admiralty and maritime law and commercial litigation. He has more than 30 years’ experience both domestically and internationally and counsels clients regarding maritime matters, including:

  • maritime casualties, including ship collisions, sinkings, groundings, explosions, and fires
  • charterparty disputes
  • insurance coverage disputes
  • creditors’ rights
  • bankruptcy and insolvency
  • mass tort litigation
  • maritime environmental law, including oil spills
  • maritime salvage and general average cases
  • maritime piracy cases
  • general commercial litigation

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Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Transport: shipping - litigation and regulation

(Leading lawyers)

John KimballBlank Rome LLP

Blank Rome LLP‘s maritime litigation practice handles all kinds of shipping disputes, both domestically and internationally. In addition to its leading shipping bankruptcy and maritime investigations practices, the firm stands out for its dedicated maritime emergency response team, which is active in pollution-related incidents. William Bennett III and Houston’s Keith Letourneau (‘an excellent shipping litigator with very good industry knowledge‘), along with experienced shipping regulatory lawyer Jeanne Grasso in Washington DC, are the firm-wide maritime and international trade practice co-chairs. John Kimball heads the litigation practice in New York; and Michael Bell leads the shipping practice in Houston, where Douglas Shoemaker focuses on complex maritime litigation. Also highly rated are DC-based shipping regulatory attorney Jonathan Waldron, along with co-chairs of the maritime industry team, Matthew Thomas (also in DC), Thomas Belknap and Richard Singleton. At the more junior level of the partnership, Houston-based Jeremy Herschaft‘s litigation practice includes charterparty and terminal operator disputes, cargo claims and maritime casualties. International and maritime litigation and ADR specialist Lauren Wilgus was promoted to partner in January 2020. In Houston, associate Dana Merkel focuses on maritime regulatory work. All attorneys are based in New York, unless otherwise stated.