Friday, July 15th, 2016

Maynard Cooper & Gale is proud to announce that attorney Ben Segarra has received the designation of Proctor in Admiralty from the Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA).  Mr. Segarra is a Senior Maritime Associate in Maynard Cooper’s Mobile office.  Proctor in Admiralty is awarded based on stringent professional and educational requirements as to knowledge, experience, and reputation in the field of Admiralty Law. The MLA is an Affiliated Organization of the American Bar Association and is represented in the ABA House of Delegates. The ABA recognizes the designation of “Proctor in Admiralty” acknowledging the long historical tradition associating maritime commerce and the federal courts, and recognizing admiralty and maritime practice as a unique field of law.  Ben also serves on the Salvage Committee of the MLA as its Secretary and recently spoke at the 2016 Spring Meeting of the MLA in New York.  Ben’s presentation, “A Call to Congress for Increased Salvor Immunity,” was given to the Salvage Committee at this meeting in May.

Ben is an avid small craft sailor and his love for the water manifests in the work he does for clients. He has extensive admiralty experience, handling matters ranging across nearly the entire maritime spectrum, defending claims under the Jones Act, OPA 90, APPS, and the general maritime law. Ben received his LL.M. in Admiralty from Tulane University where he was awarded the Maritime Law Fellowship.  He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and holds a B.A. from Duke University.

Maynard Cooper’s Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group includes additional Proctor members of the MLA, David Hannan and Tom Rue, the only Alabama lawyer to have served as a past president (2004-2006).   Maynard Cooper’s Maritime experience includes representation of vessel owners, operators, and charterers; cargo interests; P&I clubs; hull underwriters; shipbuilders and repairers; stevedores and terminal operators.  Learn more about the Admiralty & Maritime practice and team.