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Virginia Admiralty and Maritime Defense Lawyers

Virginia Admiralty and Maritime Defense Lawyers

Our Virginia Admiralty and Maritime Defense Practice

At McKenry Dancigers Dawson, our admiralty and maritime defense attorneys regularly serve maritime businesses and marine insurance clients in the state and region. We work with liability insurers as well as self-insured and noninsured companies. We understand vessel operations, marine construction, and the problems that large vessels can attract, as well as the smallest personal watercraft. We can defend every type of maritime claim.

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