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

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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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United States > Industry focus > Transport: shipping - litigation

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John Kimball



Blank Rome LLP

Blank Rome LLP represents owners, operators, shipyards, charterers, cargo interests, P&I clubs, banks, and funds on a range of complex litigation and maritime arbitration cases; the team regularly handles bankruptcy cases, maritime casualties, collisions, coverage disputes, and criminal cases in the shipping industry. In the Houston office, Michael Bell and Douglas Shoemaker represented OSG Lightering in a contractual-indemnity dispute that emerged after an 80-ton crane toppled at a T&T Marine offshore dock on Pelican Island in Galveston, Texas, killing two. Additionally, Shoemaker, Keith Letourneau and Jeremy Herschaft represented Valero in a claim involving damage caused by a collision with a dock and mooring system on the Mississippi River. In New York, department head John Kimball is representing Odyssey Marine in a dispute with the UK government, through the Department for Transport, in connection with a cargo of silver discovered onboard the SS Mantola, a British ship that sank during World War I. Further, William Bennett and of counsel Lauren Wilgus represented Zodiac Maritime in a cargo loss case. Associate Jay Huffman, Thomas Belknap and Richard Singleton, who represented Monjasa on a marine fuel contamination issues, are also key contacts in New York. Philadelphia-based Jeffrey Moller is also recommended.