TURKEL CUVA BARRIOS
Our maritime attorneys have comprehensive experience in all aspects of the unique field of maritime law. The firm maintains an international client base that spans the entire spectrum of the shipping, maritime, transportation, and marine insurance industries. The firm’s practice includes representing shipowners in lawsuits filed by Jones Act and longshore workers, representing owners of all types and sizes of vessels regarding personal injury claims brought by seamen under the Jones Act, and General Maritime Law. In addition, the firm represents clients in litigation arising from scuba diving, recreational boating accidents, and jet-ski operation.
We have been engaged in numerous maritime casualty investigations, including work plan accidents, oil pollution, and collisions. We have experience in environmental, regulatory, and government-related issues, as well as maritime security and historical shipwreck recovery.
The firm is regularly engaged in matters involving cargo damage claims, hull and collision disputes, groundings, dock and pier damage, salvage, General Average, maritime liens, Limitation of Liability actions, and vessel arrests. Our attorneys also assist vessel interests with regulatory and agency issues, including appearances before the U.S. Coast Guard and the Florida State Board of Pilot Commissioners. The firm’s maritime clients include domestic and foreign shipowners, marine underwriters, and a variety of local maritime interests, including pier owners, ship repairers, stevedoring companies, steamship agents, and ship suppliers. The firm’s maritime lawyers also litigate charter party, insurance coverage, and commercial disputes in a variety of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution settings.
Contributing Author: Florida Maritime Law and Practice, “Admiralty and Maritime Jurisdiction,” Chapter 1 and “Pleasure Boats,” Chapter 14, Sixth Edition 2019
Lecture: Navigating the Marine Incident, Injury and Intoxication, Florida State Harbor Pilots Association, November 2019
Lecture: Florida Pilots Association, 2019, “Navigating the Treacherous Waters of Marine Incidents, Injury and Intoxication”
Contributing Author: Florida Maritime Law and Practice, “Pleasure Boats,” Chapter 14, Fifth Edition 2017
Lecture: Arbitration “Contracting for Future Litigation,” June 2, 2008
Author: Lorman Education Services, “Maritime Practice and Procedures,” 2007
Contributing Author: Maritime Law and Practice, Marine Insurance, Chapter 11, The Florida Bar, Fourth Edition, 2004
Lecture: Florida Bar Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee, June 2004, “Pilotage Law in Florida”
Lecture: Maritime Law Association Board of Directors Meeting, March 2004, “Pilots: Crossing the Bar”
Lecture: Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, 2003, “Pilots: Safely Navigating Treacherous Legal Waters”
Contributing Author: The Florida Bar Admiralty and Maritime Law Manual, Chapter 11, Marine Insurance, October 2002
Lecture: Council of America Master Mariners, April 2002, “Uncharted Waters, The Legal Aspects concerning the Use of Portable Navigation Systems”
Lecture: Admiralty Law Committee Meeting, “Arrest Pursuant to Rule D”
Author: “The Legal Dimensions of In Vitro Fertilization: Cryopreserved Embryos Frozen in Legal Limbo”, 8 N.Y. L.Sch.J.Hm.Rts 383 (1991)