Michael C. Black

Certified Legal Specialties

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D. - 1995
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
    • B.A. - 1990

Published Works

  • Author, "Recovery for Hijackings under COGSA", The Maritime Advocate, Issue 7, April, 1999
  • Author, On Q The Ocean Carrier's use of the Q clause defense under COGSA, The Maritime Advocate, Issue 24, October, 2003
  • Author, "Update on New COGSA - Here Come the "Rotterdam Rules". Maritime Law Update 2010, The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee, Admiralty Law Committee, and the Trial Lawyers Section Conference, October 15, 2010.
  • Co-Author with Eric C. Thiel and Kate S. Goodsell, "Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives on Yacht Policies: Good Faith". Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute Conference, June 24-25, 2011.

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker: Litigating Cargo Claims from the Plaintiffs Perspective, of Miami School of Law, Maritime Law Society's quarterly meeting, Fall 1999
  • Speaker: Ocean Cargo Claims from the Plaintiff's Perspective, Florida Bar Annual Meeting, Admiralty Section, January 2001
  • Speaker: Recent Passenger Cruise Line Issues, Maritime Law Association of the United States Fall Meeting, November, 2005
  • Speaker: Litigating Cruise Line Injuries, University of Miami School of Law, Maritime Law Society's Fall Meeting, September 18, 2008
  • Speaker: Update on New COGSA - Here Come the Rotterdam Rules, Maritime Law Update 2010, The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee, Admiralty Law Committee, and the Trial Lawyers Section Conference, October 15, 2010.
  • Speaker: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives on Yacht Policies: Good Faith, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute Conference, June 24-25, 2011.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dade County Bar Association, Member
  • Propeller Club of the United States, Member
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Member
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Member
  • Association of Average Adjusters, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Admiralty and Maritime Law Section, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter, Member
  • Miami Marine Council, Member
  • ShipArrested.com, Member

Languages

  • Spanish

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