International by nature, marine/admiralty litigation presents difficult, unique issues that must be met with creative and broadminded counsel. Spearheaded by former United States Attorney and Federal Judge Thomas E. Scott, Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. offers representation in diverse matters facing ocean carriers, charterers, non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCCs), ocean terminals, port authorities, and warehouses and their insurers. CSK’s repertoire of experience includes claims involving marine casualties from vessel sinkings and groundings, general and subcontractors with the United States military, passenger and crew personal injury and wrongful death cases, freight disputes, cargo loss and damages claims, cargo release and delivery disputes, and complex litigation encompassing a variety of cases arising under the Jones Act, Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA), and the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA).
CSK prides itself in its ability to quickly react and achieve results under the most difficult conditions. CSK aims to resolve admiralty and maritime matters as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, as its lawyers focus their defense strategy for early resolution of cases in ad hoc arbitrations and mediations. Through its multiple offices in the sea-bordering state of Florida, CSK and its vast network of maritime industry authorities and experts stand ready to represent clients in complex admiralty and maritime matters on a single representation basis.