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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]


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Robert B. Deane Passed Away

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Charles F. Tucker Passed Away

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Richard W. Baldwin Passed Away

BALDWIN–Richard W., of Riverdale and Yonkers, NY, passed away peacefully at Calvary Hospice on March 7, 2020 at age 83. Read More

Citgo Asphalt Refining v. Frescati Shipping, decided March 30, 2020

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Dutra Group v. Batterton, decided June 24, 2019

The Supreme Court of the United States holds punitive damages are not recoverable on an unseaworthiness claim for personal injuries.  Read More

Partner and/or Senior Associate – Simms Showers

Simms Showers LLP, Baltimore / Hunt Valley seeks one or more partner or senior associate-level attorneys with three (3) or Read More