Skip McAloon has over 20 years experience defending the rights of vessel owners and protection and indemnity clubs in personal injury and property damage lawsuits. His practice encompasses all manner of maritime actions, including:
• Personal injury from fires, collisions, grounds, pipeline accidents, salvage and towage
• Jones Act matters, and
• Claims for property damage of ships and other vessels, pipelines, and rigs
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Skip served for two years as a merchant marine, having sailed as Third Officer on various vessels, and was placed in charge of navigating, loading and discharging vessels. This experience gives him unique qualification for his practice and for the benefit of his clientele.
Similarly, Skip has experience in defending clients in personal injury and wrongful death actions resulting from aviation mishaps. He also has defended oil and gas interests in personal injury actions arising out of oil and gas drilling and production operations, both offshore and shoreside.
Skip also regularly negotiates Master Service Agreements and other Contracts on behalf of the firm’s clients.