I always recommend mediation, because it gives my clients the opportunity to resolve their disputes outside the courtroom, often at a fraction of the cost and time commitment generally connected to litigation. - David Skeen
Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) November 16, 2013
As a highly respected maritime attorney located in Baltimore, David Skeen’s expertise speaks for itself. Committed to the possibilities available to clients with alternative dispute resolution, he is expanding his online presence by joining Mediation.com.
“When dealing with disputes involving maritime law, time and money are often of the essence,” said Skeen. “That’s why I always recommend mediation, because it gives my clients the opportunity to resolve their disputes outside the courtroom, often at a fraction of the cost and time commitment generally connected to litigation.”
Skeen has represented clients in state and federal courts in issues of fire and casualty, subrogation, personal injury, commercial litigation, and insurance coverage and defense. Skeen is a member of ADR Maryland and served as the president of ADR Maryland from 2002 to 2007. He has various clients in cases involving, but not limited to, marine collisions, sinking and capsizing, marine personal injury and death claims, property damage claims, cargo damage cruise line, pilotage fees, maritime lien actions, arrest and attachments, judicial sales, mortgage foreclosures, maritime bankruptcies, boat construction disputes, marine product liability cases, personal injury and death, marina theft and fire cases, and marine insurance coverage.
Skeen has served as an assistant editor of American Maritime Cases (AMC) since 1976, where he was named an editor in 2011. AMC is the leading resources for attorneys in the maritime industry, publishing significant maritime decisions about the world. A published author himself in the field, he holds admissions to the bar in the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, the United States court of Appeals Fourth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Among Skeen’s many achievements are being listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Admiralty & Maritime Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution & Mediation since 1989; inclusion in “The International Who’s Who of Shipping and Maritime Lawyers” in 2009; being one of Maryland Super Lawyers for Transportation/Maritime since 2007 and earning an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.