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Admiralty and Maritime Law

Miami Admiralty and Maritime Lawyer Provides Skillful Counsel

Board-certified Florida attorney handles a full range of marine matters

Maritime law, also known as admiralty law, is a complex body of law that incorporates state, federal and international law. Maritime claims require attorneys to have vast knowledge of these areas in order to properly protect their clients’ rights. At Meister Law in Miami, Attorney Meister has devoted her entire practice to maritime law cases. She has extensive experience representing cruise passengers, boaters and crew members. She routinely handles claims under the General Maritime Law of the United States, the Death on the High Seas Act, the Jones Act, the doctrine of unseaworthiness, and maintenance and cure claims. In each of these areas, Meister Law is dedicated to maximizing the protections these laws bestow upon seafarers, passengers and boaters. Attorney Meister is also knowledgeable about the navigational rules of the road and boating regulations and has appeared on television to instruct viewers on boating safety. No matter what type of maritime law concern you have, Attorney Meister has the ability and experience to guide you effectively.

Established law firm delivers comprehensive support for injured boaters, seafarers and passengers

Meister Law represents a wide range of clients injured at sea and on shore:

  • Boaters — Attorney Meister’s extensive experience in maritime law and as a boater results in excellent representation for those harmed in boating incidents. Whether your case pertains to reckless operation, unsafe equipment, the use of alcohol or another type of carelessness, Meister Law tirelessly seeks to hold liable individuals and businesses accountable.
  • Cruise ship passengers — Attorney Meister is a strong advocate for injured passengers. She successfully takes on major cruise lines in cases involving injuries and death, including those involving sexual assaults or rape and improper medical care. Fine print on passenger ticket contracts, foreign ship registrations and laws geared toward cruise line owners can make it difficult to recover for an injury unless you have a lawyer who knows how to obtain legal relief.
  • Seafarers and crewmembers — As a former seafarer, Attorney Meister understands the unique challenges of working at sea. Her lifelong passion is to protect and expand seafarers’ and crewmembers’ legal rights. She represents injured seafarers and the families of deceased crewmembers. When a crew member becomes sick or injured, she seeks all available benefits and compensation. In maintenance and cure actions and other legal proceedings, the firm pursues full payment for medical costs, lost wages, basic living needs and other damages that are available to workers who are injured at sea.
  • Longshore and harbor workers — Like seafarers, longshoremen face dangers on the job. To assist these laborers after a work-related injury, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act is a federal law that provides temporary and permanent disability benefits. If you’ve been hurt while loading cargo, repairing a vessel or performing another harborside task, Meister Law can advise you of your rights. Longshoremen may also have a third-party claim to seek full compensation for injuries or loss of life.

In cases involving falls, collisions or injuries caused by such hazards as mishandled cargo, fires and equipment failures, Attorney Meister creates a thorough argument regarding your medical condition so you can secure full compensation through a trial or settlement.

Contact a diligent admiralty and maritime attorney for a free initial consultation

Attorney Tonya Meister of Meister Law delivers knowledgeable advice and advocacy on a full range of admiralty and maritime law issues throughout Florida. Until you obtain a complete review of your potential claim, you might not be aware what type of relief is available under the law. Please call 786-623-4162 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at the firm’s Miami office. The firm will outline your options and fight to accomplish your objectives.

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    44 West Flagler Street
    Suite 750, Courthouse Tower
    Miami, Florida 33130
    Phone: 305-590-5570
    Fax: 305-675-3787
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Attorney Tonya Meister has made many appearances in both national and international media over the course of her career.

She has appeared on television in the United States and in Germany speaking about maritime disasters, and has been featured in multiple law journals and newspaper articles.

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