Fowler Rodriguez is internationally renowned in the maritime industry. The firm represents shipowners and charterers, Protection & Indemnity associations, marine and other insurers, and major energy companies. Concerning litigation, the firm handles claims related to collision and personal injury defense, defense of cargo claims, workers’ compensation, maritime commercial disputes and marine insurance coverage, as well as mass disaster, major pollution, toxic tort and class action litigation. Our attorneys are also experienced in dispute resolution as a means of avoiding litigation, and provide counsel on marine insurance counseling, marine insurance coverage evaluation, contract drafting and negotiation, charter drafting and negotiation, and marine financing services.

The firm has guided clients in the development of major marine casualty and pollution response plans, for which the firm has a long-established legal organization. Our attorneys handle charter party disputes, cargo claims, defense of P&I and vessel owners’ interests, vessel arrests and attachments, maritime liens, collisions, salvage, personal injury defense, agent, stevedore, shipbroker, and terminal liabilities, general average, financing, purchase and sale of vessels, regulatory matters, license suspension and revocation proceedings, maritime product liability, and all aspects of marine insurance. The firm has extensive experience with shipbuilding and repair, in both contracting and dispute resolution. Some of the firm’s attorneys are professional mariners.


The American Club, The Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Limited, BP America Inc., BP Exploration & Production, Inc., Carnival Corporation, Carnival Cruise Lines, Inc., Chubb Insurance, Crystal Cruise Lines, Cunard Cruise Lines, ED&F Man Holdings Limited, Edison Chouest Offshore, ENSCO, Florida Crystals, Forum Oilfield Technologies Inc., Gard Service AS, Halliburton, Hornbeck Offshore Services L.L.C., MasTec Corporation, Noble Corporation, Northeast Construction, North of England P&I Association Limited, Rowan Companies Inc., Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Bermuda), Limited, John W. Stone Oil Distributors, LLC, Tidewater Marine, Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, The United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Bermuda), Limited