HunterMaclean has been representing clients in the maritime industry for more than 140 years.


HunterMaclean has been representing clients in the maritime industry for more than 140 years, and our clients include the world’s major Protection and Indemnity Clubs, as well as top domestic marine insurers, ship owners, ship charterers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, global cruise lines, marinas, and shipyards in several landmark cases. Because our talented team understands the unique concerns of the maritime client, we can offer creative solutions that help clients meet their goals as efficiently and effectively as possible. 

  • Represented ocean carrier in obtaining summary judgment in personal injury lawsuit brought by longshoreman.
  • Obtained favorable settlement on behalf of logistics provider in large-scale cargo damage matter.
  • Has assisted a naval architect in his defense against a shipbuilder’s breach of contract claim, resulting in a defense jury verdict, and pursued a successful breach of contract counterclaim against that shipbuilder.
  • Advising companies on allocation of responsibility for OSHA investigations, penalties, etc. in contractual agreements with third parties
  • Providing advice concerning employment issues arising during Maritime, Transportation and Warehouse operations. This has included authoring employment manuals for Warehouse and Transportation operations in several states and rendering advice in employee specific circumstances on an ongoing basis. Our attorneys are experienced with Restrictive Covenants and Separation Agreements for key employees as well as issues pertaining to Immigration and Temporary Employment Issues.


Fisheries Recent Case Update

October 19, 2023

Authored by Justin Guthrie, this update was distributed to the Maritime Law Association and discusses recent noteworthy admiralty cases that involve fisheries-related issues, specifically decisions by the federal circuit courts…