Transportation Law

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The domestic and international transportation of goods frequently involves ocean vessels, trucks or motor carriers, rail carriers, warehousemen, stevedores, terminal operators, NVOCC's, freight forwarders, truck brokers, custom house brokers, packagers, containers/chassis lessors, port authorities, cargo underwriters, insurers and numerous other contractors involved in providing services to aid in the efficient transport of goods, from point of origin to delivery.

As a consequence of their extensive experience in transportation related matters, Skeen & Kauffman and Jim Skeen have successfully represented all of these transportation related companies in various matters as both plaintiffs and defendants. Cargo damage claims, including those involved with household goods, involve unique legal issues such as statutory and contractual limitations of liability or notice of claim requirements that are pitfalls for inexperienced attorneys.

Jim Skeen is a longtime member of the Association of Transportation Practitioners and Traffic Club of Baltimore and for over 33 years has represented insurance companies and cargo underwriters in transportation related claims such as those involving the Carmack Amendment, which controls the interstate shipment of goods in the U.S. Jim Skeen routinely deals with issues involving bills of lading, tariffs, warehouse receipts, trailer interchange agreements, owner operator agreements and other typical shipping documents used in the day to day operations of transportation companies. Jim Skeen is licensed to practice in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, the heart of the Mid-Atlantic transportation hub. Consequently, Jim Skeen and Skeen & Kauffman, are highly qualified to handle your transportation related matters providing favorable results at the least cost.

For a complete list of clients and transportation firm referrals, or to schedule an appointment with our law office, please contact our Baltimore Transportation Lawyer via e-mail or call 410- 625-2252.

* James Skeen is an AV rated litigator. CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories -- legal ability and general ethical standards.

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