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On behalf of The Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA), I am pleased to welcome you to the MLA website. The MLA is proud to provide information about our membership and other matters of legal interest to the worldwide maritime community. We thank you for your interest in our association and its activities and invite your suggestions for posting on our site.
- David J. Farrell, Jr. President

About the Maritime Law Association of the United States ( MLA )

About the MLA

The objectives of the Association shall be to advance reforms in the Maritime Law of the United States, to facilitate justice in its administration, to promote uniformity in its enactment and interpretation, to furnish a forum for the discussion and... [Read More]

Our Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA) Members

Our Members

The MLA is a professional organization concerned with improvements in the maritime law, which stands ready to be of help to those interested in this area of law. Our members are law students, lawyers, industry representatives, judges, and more. [Read More]

Join the Our Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA)

Join the MLA

Founded in 1899, the Maritime Law Association of the United States is the oldest and most recognized maritime legal organization in the United States, furthering the understanding and advancement of maritime law among lawyers, scholars, and maritime industries. [Read More]


Assistance for our Members in Texas

Our thoughts are with our MLA Members in Texas during the extreme weather and power outages. Members who can offer Read More

Transactional Attorney and Litigation Attorney – International Maritime Group

The International Maritime Group, a boutique firm based in Seattle, seeks a Transactional Attorney and Litigation Attorney. Please refer to Read More

Associate Attorney – Mendes & Mount LLP

Mendes & Mount, LLP seeks Associate Attorney with 1-4 years of experience for the New York office. Candidates must be Read More

Associate Attorney – Farrell Smith O’Connell

Farrell Smith O’Connell seeks an Associate Attorney with 0-5 years of experience. Candidates must be admitted to practice in MA, Read More


Dear Members: Many of you have received solicitations from companies offering to sell you the “MLA Mailing List.”  Please note Read More

“Memories of a Maritime Lawyer” by late MLA Member John F. Meadows is now available.

The late John F. Meadows was an active member of the MLA and practiced maritime law on the West Coast Read More

New resource – Washington Homeland Security Roundtable (WHSR)

New Resource – Washington Homeland Security Roundtable (WHSR) In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic WHSR has put together a Read More

Link to New Message Board

Here is a link to the new message board.  We will be posting offers of assistance for members dealing with Read More