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Miami Maritime Law Attorney

Florida maritime attorney serving clients throughout the world

At Meister Law, LLC, our entire practice is dedicated to maritime law. Tonya Meister is a board certified admiralty and maritime law specialist who represents clients in a wide variety of maritime cases, including:

  • Seafarers' rights
  • Passenger cases
  • Cruise ship injuries
  • Boating accidents
  • Jones Act cases
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act cases
  • Marine environmental law
  • Marine insurance
  • Marine oil spills
  • Marine liability
  • Maritime arbitration
  • Maritime contracts
  • Diving and offshore injuries

Attorney Meister has extensive experience in two particular areas of maritime law — seafarers' rights and passenger/boating legal rights. She has litigated these cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and throughout state and federal courts in Florida. In addition to her work for seafarers and passengers, Attorney Meister offers powerful representation for businesses who have suffered damages due to maritime disasters and accidents.  If you need an experienced attorney to handle your claim, you need Meister Law, LLC.

For more information, please visit our Seafarers' Rights and Passenger/Boating Legal Rights pages, or feel free to call the firm at 305.590.5570.

Learn more about maritime law

Maritime law, also known as admiralty law, is a complex body of law that incorporates state law, federal law and international law. Maritime claims require attorneys to have vast knowledge of these areas in order to properly protect their clients' rights. Attorney Tonya Meister has devoted her entire practice to maritime law cases. She has extensive experience working with the Jones Act, the Death on the High Seas Act, general maritime law, the doctrine of unseaworthiness, and maintenance and cure to maximize the protections these laws bestow upon seafarers, passengers and boaters. Attorney Meister is also extremely familiar with local boating regulations and has appeared on a local television station in Florida to instruct viewers about proper boating safety.

Helpful resources for seafarers and passengers

U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Resource Center

This website provides valuable information for recreational boaters about ways to improve safety and comply with state and federal laws and regulations while traveling on U.S. waterways.

Port Ministries International

Port Ministries International (PMI) is an association of individuals and agencies that serves the international seafarer community. It often stands up for the rights of crew members and fellow seafarers, providing legal, spiritual and evangelical support in their time of need. 

Space Coast Seafarers Ministry

Based out of Port Canaveral, Space Coast Seafarers Ministry makes it its mission to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the international crew members who come into port. The ministry provides free transportation for seafarers on land, as well as recreation activities at its center. It also provides free Internet, cell phone and e-mail access, as well as free meals on cruise ship days. In addition, the ministry provides non-denominational chapel services for seafarers on cruise ship days and offers these services by request for other ships in port.

Personal attention. Specialized services. Proven results.

If you need an experienced maritime attorney to protect your rights, call Meister Law, LLC at 305.590.5570 or contact the firm online to schedule an initial consultation. Most cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means no payment of attorney fees or costs until and unless you make a recovery. The firm handles cases in state and federal courts throughout Florida.

  • Board Certified in Admiralty Law
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Miami-Dade Justice Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • SouthEastern Admiralty Law Institute