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Asked Questions about our company and
What is Admiralty
and Maritime Law?
Admiralty and maritime
law is an ancient body of laws and principles
developed to regulate the relations between
shipowners, cargo owners, passengers and
crews of vessels trading in international
What has Admiralty
and Maritime Law become Today?
Today, admiralty and
maritime law has become much broader than
it started out. Now maritime lawyers become
involved in everything from jet ski accidents
to yacht fires, pleasure boating accidents
and oil tanker collisions. In addition,
with the advent of the intermodal transportation
of cargo, maritime lawyers handle cargo
losses at sea, as well as losses caused
to shipments in trucks, in warehouses
and air cargo losses.
Rating and Certification
What Does It
Mean that the firm is "AV-RATED."
Law Directory conducts extensive, confidential
reviews of members of the legal community
in a community, and assigns ratings to
law firms. Sullivan and Company is
proud to hold a rating of "AV",
the highest accolade which Martindale-Hubbell
awards. We have held this rating since
April 9, 1997.
What Does It
Mean that Rod Sullivan is "BOARD
The Florida Bar tests
and certifies attorneys who are specialists
in particular fields of law. The testing
and experience required are extensive
and are designed to assure that certified
attorneys possess the knowledge and experience
to well represent their clients in these
How Do You Determine
Our firm prefers to
handle cases on a contingent fee, where
our fees are based upon the amount of
money we recover for our clients. However,
we also offer hourly fees.
like filing fees, subpoena and witness
costs, expert witness fees and other out-of
pocket expenses are the responsibility
of the client, but the firm will frequently
advance these costs and accept payment
from the final recovery.
Where Can I See
Some of the Cases in which You’ve
Some published opinions
in cases in which we acted as counsel
can be found in American Maritime Cases
- I.N.A. v. M/V Frio
Brazil, 1990 AMC 250 (M.D. Fla. 1989)
- Tai-Pan, Inc. v.
Keith Marine, 1997 AMC 2447 (M.D. Fla.
- Garan, Inc. v.
M/V Aivik, 1995 AMC 2657 (S.D. Fla.
- I.N.A. v. Empresa
Lineas, 1991 AMC 1057 (M.D. Fla. 1991)
- Sumitomo Corporation
of America v. M/V Saint Venture, 683
F.Supp 1361 (M.D. Fla. 1988).
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