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James D. Skeen

Jim Skeen , a Proctor in Admiralty in the U.S. Maritime Law Association for over 33 years, has expanded his representation of marine insurance companies to property insurers for inland marine and other property losses including roof collapses, water damage, and other common property subrogation claims. His extensive experience in the State and Federal Courts of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, provides for consistent and low cost recovery in loses ranging from $10,000 to $1,000,000.

As a consequence of his experience in maritime and transportation related matters, he has successfully represented trucking companies, warehousemen, stevedores, shippers, cargo underwriters, marinas, freight forwarders, customhouse brokers, and other transportation related businesses in various matters both as plaintiffs and defendants.

Jim has lived in the Baltimore area his entire life. He graduated from Baltimore County public schools and went on to graduate from Cornell University, where he played on the first National Champion Lacrosse team in 1971. In his free time, he enjoys visiting his two grown children, playing tennis, biking and hiking.

Areas of Practice

  • Property Law- Subrogation/Recovery
  • Marine
  • Inland Marine
  • General Property Insurance
  • Coverage Issues and Defense
  • Cargo and Freight Claims
  • NVOCC/Freight Forwarders
  • Truckers
  • Rail Carriers
  • Warehousemen
  • Stevedores/Terminal Operators and Air Carriers
  • Maritime Claims Involving Vessel Arrest/Attachments
  • Marinas
  • Debt Collection
  • Collisions or Salvage
  • Recreational Boating Claims
  • Property Damage and Personal Injury/Death
  • Maritime Personal Injury
  • Jones Act Seaman
  • Longshoremen and Harbor Workers

Litigation Percentage

  • 98% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1978
  • District of Columbia, 1985
  • Virginia, 2010
  • U.S. District Court of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
  • J.D. - 1978
  • Cornell University
  • B.S. – 1972
  • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • Daily Record on Transportation Law

Representative Clients

  • Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co.
  • Marine Office of American Corp.
  • Nationwide Insurance Co.
  • New Hampshire Insurance Co.
  • McLarens Toplis
  • A.I. Marine Adjusters, Inc.
  • Gradmann & Holler
  • GmbH, Hamburg
  • Royal Insurance Company
  • The Home Insurance Company
  • Arkwright-Boston Insurance Company
  • Mitsui Claims Service Corp.
  • Lloyd’s Underwriters Claims
  • American International Recovery, Inc.
  • Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
  • St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Co.
  • Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co.
  • The Hartford Insurance Co.
  • Safeco Insurance Co.
  • The Philadelphia Insurance Co.
  • Cambridge Integrated Services, Inc.
  • Schenkers, Inc.

References

  • Looney & Grossman, LLP
  • Clausen Miller, PC
  • Jacobson, Brandvik & Anderson, Ltd.
  • Asperger Associates, LLC
  • Horvath & Weaver, PC
  • Peter M. Commette, PA
  • Julian & Seele, PC
  • Sullivan & Company; Holland & Knight, LLP
  • Sands Lerner, PC
  • Gelpi, Sullivan & Carroll, PC
  • Barnett, Brown, Read, Hammond & Mintz, LLP
  • Sutterfield & Webb, LLC
  • Holland & Knight, LLP
  • Blank Rome, LLP
  • Waesche, Sheinbaum & O’Regan, PC
  • Bigham, Englar, Jones & Houston
  • Gilmartin, Poster & Shafto, LLP
  • Kirlin, Campbell & Keating
  • Chalos, O'Connor & Duffy, LLP
  • Freehill, Hogan & Mahar, LLP
  • Hill Rivkins, LLP
  • Badiak & Will, LLP
  • Yorkston W. Grist, PC
  • Dougherty, Ryan, Giuffra, Zambito & Barra
  • Friedman, James & Buchsbaum, LLP
  • Graham, Miller, Neandross, Mullin & Roonan, LLC
  • Mahoney & Keane, LLP
  • Nicoletti, Hornig & Sweeney
  • Lyons & Flood, LLP
  • Montagna & Montagna, PC
  • Rutter Mills, LLP
  • Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, PLC
  • Bullivant, Houser, Bailey, PC
  • Gibson Robb & Lindh, LLP
  • Mattioni, Ltd.
  • Margolis Edelstein
  • Clark & Clark
  • Hunter, MacLean, Exley & Dunn, PC
  • Sproule, Castonguay & Pollack
  • Law Offices of David L. Mazaroli
  • Classes/Seminars
  • Seminars to Recovery Forum, Cargo/Freight Claims, N.Y., Center for Port Related Industries
  • Seminars, Marina Contracts, Powers Boat Squadron
  • Honors and Awards
  • Maryland Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2010
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Litigator
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Marine Insurance Claims Association
  • Association of Transportation Practitioners
  • Maritime Law Association of U.S.
  • Traffic Club of Baltimore
  • National Association Subrogation Practioners

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