Admiralty and Maritime Law

Bratton & O’Neal, P.C. is the only law firm in Tennessee that specializes in admiralty and maritime law, and we are the only such law firm on the Mississippi River between Greenville, Mississippi and St. Louis, Missouri.  Our attorneys have over 70 years of combined experience in representing inland towing companies, barge owners, fleeting and harbor services, cargo owners, and marine underwriters with regard to admiralty and maritime litigation in both state and federal courts, as well as proceedings before the United States Coast Guard and other state and federal administrative agencies.  In conjunction with our representation of these clients, our attorneys are often called upon to conduct emergency on-site investigations of maritime casualties at any time of the day or night.  Our admiralty and maritime practice includes, but is not limited to, matters involving Jones Act claims, unseaworthiness claims, maintenance and cure claims, non-Jones Act personal injury and wrongful death claims, LHWCA claims, collisions/allisions, barge breakaways, barge sinkings and groundings, maritime contracts, maritime liens, Coast Guard licensure actions, the arrest of vessels, maritime insurance disputes, cargo claims, and limitation of liability actions.