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Virginia Admiralty and Maritime Lawyers

Virginia Admiralty and Maritime Lawyers

McKenry Dancigers Dawson represents maritime companies and marine insurers in every aspect of this area of legal specialization, including personal injury and death claims asserted by seamen, longshoremen, and other maritime workers; collisions between vessels; allisions of vessels with terminals and other marine facilities; environmental claims; cargo loss and damage claims; charter party drafting and disputes; and a wide variety of issues involving the various commercial and corporate aspects of the shipping industry.

Effective and Experienced Maritime Legal Counsel

We are able to defend maritime businesses in areas such as:

  • Limitation of Liability Act petitions
  • Marine insurance
  • Charter parties
  • Maritime liens
  • Product liability
  • Shipbuilding, conversion and sales disputes
  • Cargo claims
  • General maritime law claims
  • Pollution
  • Salvage
  • Jones Act claims
  • Longshoremen and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act claims
  • Recreational boating accidents
  • First-party property claims
  • Coast Guard licensing hearings

Contact Our Virginia Admiralty and Maritime Lawyers

Shawn Voyles leads the firm’s maritime practice. Shawn has litigated a wide variety of maritime cases in state and federal courts over the last 17 years. He represents marine insurers and maritime businesses regionally. Shawn has taught Admiralty Law at Regent University School of Law since 2005 and his work has been cited in federal court. Shawn speaks on maritime claims at legal and insurance conferences around the country.

Please contact Mr. Voyles at (757) 461-2500 or email him at