Law Office of Patrick Flanigan - Commercial Fishing Law

Law Office of
Patrick Flanigan
P.O. Box 42
Swarthmore, PA 19081-0042
Toll-free: 877-275-5191
Phone: 610-628-0539
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Commercial Fishing and Maritime Law, Employment Law

National Maritime And Employment Law Lawyer

When your livelihood and financial security are at stake, you may benefit from our maritime law and employment law experience at the Law Office of Patrick Flanigan. Representing clients in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and nationwide, attorney Patrick Flanigan knows the meaning of a strong work ethic. He respects and knows the efforts his clients make every day at their jobs, as well as their struggles to support their families, pay their mortgages, and save for a better tomorrow for themselves and their children.

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Patrick Flanigan has been admitted to practice law before this Court.

Maritime Law Representation

Many maritime and commercial fishing law issues involve complex legal and procedural considerations, and acting quickly is critical in protecting your rights and interests. Just some examples are United States Coast Guard matters, regulatory matters, fishing permits, marine insurance disputes, contracts, salvage, collisions, liens, injuries, wage claims, union issue, and shipyard claims. In all of these maritime issues, attorney Patrick Flanigan may be able to help you with administrative, civil and criminal issues.

Prior to turning to the practice of law, attorney 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.

Employee Advocacy

Most people spend at least one-third or more of their day at work. You take pride in your work ethic, productivity and ability to support yourself and family. However, if you have been treated unfairly by your employer, your confidence and sense of security may be severely shaken. Worried, frustrated and even angry, you may not know what to do next.

Some employees are afraid that if they speak up, they will lose their job and means of supporting their family. Others bring the situation to the attention of management or human resources, only to be blamed or ignored.

If you have been the victim of employment discrimination or other unlawful employment practices, you need not suffer in silence if your employer fails to remedy the situation. Attorney Flanigan uses his years of experience and thorough understanding of employment law matters when helping clients.

Call Today And Get Answers To Your Questions

For your convenience, we offer evening and weekend consultations. Contingent, hourly and other negotiated fee structures are available and may be customized to your needs. To schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced national maritime and employment law lawyer, contact the firm online or call toll free at 877-275-5191.


The Law Office of Patrick Flanigan is a maritime law firm that represents clients nationwide. It serves clients in states along the eastern seaboard including Maryland, Massachusetts (including New Bedford, MA), New York and New Jersey (including Cape May, NJ), as well as Maine (including Portland, ME), Vermont, New Hampshire, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Connecticut and Rhode Island; and the states of Alaska (including Kodiak Island and Dutch Harbor, AK), Louisiana, Alabama and California.

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