Representing Commercial Fishermen, Jones Act Seamen, Boat Owners, or their Associations and Organizations
Announcement from the Supreme Court of the United States:
Patrick Flanigan has been admitted to practice law before this Court.
The Law Office of Patrick Flanigan is a nationwide maritime law practice that represents fishermen, seamen, boat owners and others in the maritime environment in civil, administrative and criminal matters. Attorney Patrick Flanigan focuses his practice on commercial fishing law and litigation, but whatever the maritime issue, working with an experienced admiralty lawyer and commercial fisherman can make a difference.
Other Maritime Matters
Many maritime issues involve complex legal and procedural considerations and acting quickly is critical in protecting your rights and interests. Just some few examples are United States Coast Guard matters, regulatory matters, fishing permits, marine insurance disputes, contracts, salvage, collisions, liens, injuries, wage claims, union issues, and shipyard claims. In all of these maritime issues, Patrick Flanigan may be able to help you with administrative, civil, and criminal issues.
When your livelihood and financial security are at stake, you may benefit from our maritime experience. To schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced national maritime law attorney, contact the law firm online or call toll free at 877-275-5191.
Former Commercial Fisherman, Captain and Boat Owner
Prior to turning to the practice of law, attorney Patrick Flanigan worked for nearly 20 years as a commercial scallop fisherman, deck hand, cook, engineer, first mate, boat captain and vessel owner, who fished the deep waters from Maine to Virginia, Oregon and Alaska. During his time on the water, he developed the knowledge and insight of an industry that can only be gained through firsthand experience. After his fishing career, but before attending law school, attorney Flanigan also served as an expert witness in maritime personal injury cases involving commercial fishermen and also vessel owners.
Drawing upon broad experience with commercial fishing and maritime law, in addition to the areas mentioned above, Patrick Flanigan represents clients in practice areas such as:
- National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
- Fishery management plans and amendments
- NOAA enforcement actions
- Notice of Violation Assessment (NOVA), Notice of Permit Sanction (NOPS) and fishing violations
- Jones Act and maritime-related injuries
- Wage and Crew Claims
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulations and violations
- Maritime and commercial fishing appeals
Contact an Experienced Maritime and Commercial Fishing Attorney
The Law Office of Patrick Flanigan represents clients nationwide in commercial fishing and all other types of maritime actions in administrative, civil, and criminal matters. Contact the firm online or call toll free at 877-275-5191 to schedule your free and confidential initial consultation.
For your convenience, Patrick Flanigan offers evening and weekend consultations. Contingent, hourly and other negotiated fee structures are available and may be customized to your needs.