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Meet Our Attorney: Michael C. Black

20+ Years of Experience in Admiralty & Maritime Law

Michael C. Black, P.A.works every day to protect the rights of ship passengers, workers, and companies in Florida, the U.S., and throughout the world. We are dedicated to providing our clients with informed and effective representation. Regardless of what maritime issue you are facing, we want our clients to have the confidence in knowing that they have competent legal counsel with the proficiency in maritime law they need to protect their interests.Attorney Michael C. Black

Michael C. Black has over 20 years of experience with admiralty and maritime law, handling cases ranging from cruise ship injuries to cargo damage claims. His skill as a litigator is a valuable asset. Mr. Black has been invited to speak on maritime issues at meetings held by such prestigious organizations as the Maritime Law Association of the United States, the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI) and the Florida Bar Admiralty Committee.

Michael C. Black has been recognized by the Florida Bar Association as Board Certified Specialists in admiralty and maritime law. Board Certified lawyers are legal experts dedicated to professional excellence in their area of law.

Areas of Practice

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

  • English
  • Spanish

Request your free consultation with Attorney Michael C. Black by calling (305) 964-8792 today!

Why We're Qualified to Take On Your Case:

  • Over 20 years of experience

  • Board certified in Maritime & Admiralty Law

  • Free phone consultations available

  • Attentive & Communicative with Every Client

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