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Maritime Attorney


To obtain a position as a maritime attorney.



John Grimmer and Associates, New York, New York

Associate November 2004- Present

Work on complex international commercial and maritime litigation and arbitration, including $1B international marine casualty/oil pollution litigation involving the tanker PRESTIGE in both United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and Court of First Instance, Corcubion, Spain.

? Researched and analyzed legal issues and case law.

? Drafted briefs and memoranda.

? Oversaw discovery production.

? Prepared and defended fact and expert witnesses at deposition.

? Assisted in the formulation and defense of the spill experts.

Community Legal Services & Counseling Center, Inc. Cambridge, Massachusetts

Legal Intern January 2003 – August 2003

Assisted Legal Director providing legal assistance to people with low incomes in the areas of domestic violence and abuse, divorce and separation, child support, child custody, visitation rights and division and preservation of marital property.

? Researched case material.

? Drafted and filed pleadings and motions.

? Presented oral arguments at trials.

? Conducted in-coming client interviews to assess legal issues.

? Organized case files and trial notes.

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Houston, Texas

Coordinator of ABS Programs, Marine Surveyor October 1997 – July 2001

Oversaw the ABS Type Approval program, which was a program that enrolled manufacturers around the world who were capable of consistently producing marine products in compliance with product specifications.

? Conducted initial, surveillance, and re-certification audits of external quality systems and management systems for manufacturing facilities.

? Reviewed and verified marine shipboard equipment and systems to ensure compliance with Classification and International rules and regulations.

? Acted as mediator between ABS clients and ABS engineering and survey services.

? Conducted training seminars for clients and ABS employees.

? Developed promotional material and marketing strategies.

? Attended industry trade shows as a company representative promoting programs and other services available to the customer.

? Performed presentations for the ABS Americas and ABS Europe Divisions.

Seachem Chemical Tankers Ltd

Vessel Operations Coordinator October 1996 - October 1997

Responsible for the day-to-day operation of vessels.

? Supplied vessels with necessary information for their voyage planning.

? Coordinated and monitored loading and discharging operations.

? Acted as liaison between vessel and cargo owner.

? Organized and maintained vessel records.

? Reviewed and approved vessel and terminal invoices.

Maritime Academy Reserve Training Program

United States Coast Guard Reserves, Marine Safety Office Boston

United States Coast Guard Reserves, Marine Safety Office New Orleans

Marine Inspector- Ensign August 1993 - June 1999

Enforced regulations for vessels and maritime facilities.

? Performed marine inspections on vessels to ensure compliance with national and international regulations.

? Carried out inspections of waterfront facilities.

? Investigated hazardous substance and oil pollution incidents involving vessels and marine facilities.

? Coordinated and monitored the clean-up operations of oil spills.



New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts

J.D. May 2004

Honors: Dean’s List (Fall 2002)

Dean’s List (Spring 2003)

Dean’s List (Fall 2003)

Dean’s List (Spring 2004)

Activities: Member of the Admiralty Law Society

Admitted in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

B.S. June 1996 Marine Transportation



USCG Third Mates License of Ocean Steam or Motor Vessel of Any Gross Ton

Member of the Maritime Law Association

Member of the American Bar Association

Member of the Massachusetts Bar Association



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