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Chicago Admiralty and Maritime Lawyer

The proven Chicago maritime lawyers at Kozacky Weitzel McGrath, P.C. are experienced in the effective resolution of maritime lawsuits as related to issues that occur on navigable waters. Chicago maritime attorneys are knowledgeable in all areas of general maritime law, including but not limited to marine cargo claims and cruise ship injury claims in Chicago, Illinois. Clients will have the confidence of knowing that their case is being handled by an experienced and knowledgeable Chicago maritime lawyer.

The Chicago maritime attorneys have experienced litigating maritime and maritime claims involving:

  • Boat Manufacturing Liability
  • Cruise Ship Injuries
  • Inland Marine
  • Jones Act
  • Longshore and Harborworkers Compensation Act
  • Marine Cargo
  • Marine Liability
  • Marine Pollution
  • Maritime Negligence
  • Maritime Personal Injury
  • Maritime Products Liability
  • Maritime Property Damage
  • Shipping
  • Torts

Experienced Chicago Maritime Attorney

Illinois maritime law exclusively governs the issues and activities that occur at sea or in any navigable waters. Maritime law include violations of maritime rules and regulations, seaboard accidents and injuries, commerce and contractual relations, as well as other related activities that occur at sea. In the United States, jurisdiction over maritime law is held at the federal court level.

The courts and Congress seek to create a uniform body of maritime law both nationally and internationally in order to facilitate commerce. The federal courts derive their exclusive jurisdiction over this field from the Judiciary Act of 1789 and from Article III of the U.S. Constitution. Congress regulates maritime partially through the Commerce Clause. American maritime law formerly applied only to American tidal waters. It now extends to any waters navigable within the United States for interstate or foreign commerce. In such waters, maritime jurisdiction includes matters not involving interstate commerce, including recreational boating.

Chicago maritime lawyers are professional and knowledgeable in understanding the details, facts, complications, and circumstances that arise in a maritime case.

Trusted Chicago Maritime Lawyer

The Chicago maritime lawyers at Kozacky Weitzel McGrath, P.C. are distinguished by a history of successful maritime claim recoveries. For experienced representation in a maritime dispute, contact the Chicago maritime lawyers at Kozacky Weitzel McGrath, P.C. in Illinois.

Kozacky Weitzel McGrath, P.C. attorneys practicing in the area of Admiralty and Maritime Law: