Admiralty and Maritime Law

Admiralty, Maritime and Transportation Law

North Carolina maritime and transportation law firm
Clark, Newton & Evans, P.A. has a tradition of representing maritime and transportation clients for over 30 years. Our Maritime and Admiralty Law Team represents domestic and international interests in virtually all areas of marine and transportation law. We have the depth and experience to handle the full spectrum of legal issues that arise in or around the water.

Injury Cases and Commercial Matters
Our team has experience in handling all vessel-related matters for ship and truck owners and P & I managers, including collision, personal injury, cargo, charter parties, pollution, Coast Guard proceedings, crew issues, vessel arrests, salvage, tug and tow, vessel and fleet financing, boat documentation and other commercial transactions.  Where we have no client conflict we have taken and achieved multiple seven-figure results for injured seaman, passengers and third parties alike.

Our Clients
Our clients afloat include shipowners and charterers, underwriters, P&I Clubs, tug and barge operators, pilots, fishermen, and dredging companies, as well as yacht owners and brokers. Our clients ashore include shipyards, trucking companies, P&I Clubs, terminals, banks, marine lenders, marinas, repair facilities, ship agents, freight forwarders, shippers, and cargo underwriters. We have represented the United States of America by special appointment in Jones Act defense claims.

We are the only listed correspondents in North Carolina for 11 of the 12 P & I clubs in the International Group, and have represented domestic numerous domestic underwriters including ACE, State Farm, NC Insurance Mutual Association, CNA and Travelers / St. Paul.

We advise clients involved in maritime and trucking transactions. Our transactional experience includes all manner of contracts, vessel sales, charters, rail and trucking contracts, and bills of lading. We are one of the only firms in the State with the capability to do its vessel documentation in-house. This saves you time.

We have extensive trial experience in federal courts in both North Carolina and Virginia (pro hac vice), at the 4th Circuit in Virginia, as well as in North Carolina State courts.

Our Team
Clark Newton attorneys have served as officers in Naval and Coast Guard service and are actively involved in international, national and local maritime organizations.  Our firm attorneys are Proctor members of the Maritime Law Association of the United States and have  served as officers and lecturers in the Southeast Admiralty Law Institute. Whether you are a shipowner or injured seaman, contact us and learn more about your rights under the Jones Act, the Longshore Harborworkers Compensation Act, or other federal maritime laws.

If an injury or accident occurs in or near the water, contact Clark, Newton & Evans, P.A. at 910-762-8743 today to schedule a free initial consultation, or contact us online.

Representative Clients

  • American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc
  • Skuld Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Bermuda) Ltd.
  • Gard P&I (Bermuda) Ltd.
  • The Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Limited
  • The London Steam-Ship Owners’ Mutual Insurance Association Limited
  • The North of England Protecting & Indemnity Association Limited
  • The Standard Club Ltd
  • The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association Ltd.
  • The Swedish Club
  • United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Bermuda) Limited
  • The West of England Ship Owners Mutual Insurance Association (Luxembourg)
  • Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., LLC
  • Specialty Dredging, Inc.
  • Smith Creek Boatyard
  • United States of America
  • Cape Fear Riverboats, Inc.
  • Through Transport Club (“TT Club”)