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35 Years of Leadership in Admiralty and Maritime Law


in Admiralty and Maritime Defense


over 35 years of litigation experience

McAlpin Conroy is proud to announce that the firm has changed its name to McAlpin Tanner Marcotte acknowledging the significant contributions of the firm’s newest partners, Tyler J. Tanner and Daniel S. Marcotte.   Richard McAlpin, the firm’s managing and founding partner, is a highly skilled litigator and is one […]

Partner Daniel Marcotte successfully argued for the dismissal of a crewmember claim proceeding in arbitration. Here, on behalf of the Respondent, a spa concierge aboard a major cruise line, Mr. Marcotte was able to provide clear and convincing evidence that the crewmember attempted to perpetrate fraud on the Respondent and […]

Partner Richard McAlpin, George Florez of Royal Caribbean, and Associate Stephanie Cardelle successfully defended a maritime passenger negligence claim before Honorable Judge Beth Bloom. Plaintiff initiated the proceeding, alleging that onboard elevators constituted a dangerous condition and caused her damages when they hit her as she exited an elevator. Plaintiff […]

Why McAlpin Florez Marcotte

No two clients and no two cases will ever be exactly alike. That's why at McAlpin Florez Marcotte the only "formula" that exists for resolving maritime and admiralty claims is our commitment to consistently providing every client with dedicated service and timely action from an experienced, partner-level attorney.

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Our challenge goes beyond simply resolving claims; it extends to protecting the ongoing business interests of our clients. We make favorable law for those we serve.

Richard J. McAlpin, Partner

practice areas

  • Personal Injury Defense
    Crew members, maritime employees, passengers, and longshoremen claims
  • Jones Act
    Defense of Jones Act, Unseaworthiness, Maintenance and Cure, Death on the High Seas Act claims
  • Property/Cargo Claims
    Claims for lost or damaged cargo; loss or damage to ships, vessels, pleasure craft
  • Hull /Machinery CLaims
    Claims for lost or damaged cargo; loss or damage to ships, vessels, pleasure craft
  • Maritime Liens and Mortgages
    Maritime lien enforcement, vessel arrests, preferred ship mortgage foreclosure  
  • Charter Party Disputes
    Bareboat, time, and voyage charter party disputes and documents
  • Marine Subrogration/Recovery
    Maximizing subrogation recoveries
  • Dive & Tour Boat Accidents
    Defense of owners and operators in bodily injury and property claims relating to dive boats, personal watercraft, and tour boat excursions
  • First Party Marine Insurance
    Coverage opinions; general defense of vessel owners, marine excursions, tour operators and marinas in personal injury and casualty matters; defense of hull and machinery claims of all types
  • Environment & Pollution Claims
    Representation of petroleum transporters, facilities, vessel owners in operational matters, spills, groundings, collision, salvage, cleanup, and regulatory matters
  • Commercial Litigation
    Representation of owners and operators in contractual disputes and marine transportation agreements

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