John K. Fulweiler
John K. Fulweiler is an attorney in private practice focusing on representing businesses and individuals in disputes in-court and out-of-court as well as before arbitration panels and agency proceedings. Having served as a licensed merechant mariner and as a staff captain with a New England towing and salvage firm prior to law school, he draaws on his practical maritime experience in representing litigants in maritime personal injury suits, cargo damage claims, salvage and towage claims, commercial disputes and vessel products liability and warranty actions before both trial and appellate courts. He also possesses significant experience litigating aviation claims and drafting commercial transportation documentation. He is recognized by the Maritime Law Association as a Proctor-In-Admiralty.
LAW.708Maritime Litigation- The Whips and Whirls of an Admiralty PracticeClick to Open
This course is designed to explore various maritime topics typically encountered by an associate in a maritime law firm. Each class will dissect one or more discrete topics related to the resolution of disputes arising in the context of personal injury and cargo damage (including conducting a shipboard investigation), port entry and clearance (including vessel detention issues), limitation of liability claims (including shipyard fires), the International Maritime Organization's Conventions (including Safety of Life At Sea), and various maritime safety issues arising out of offshore wind farms (including examination of domestic and foreign legal frameworks). This course will rely heavily on class participation, will encourage discussion as to how to identify and respond to legal issues and will include mock deposition, drafting and interview exercises. This class should be of interest to the would-be admiralty attorney, or to anyone seeking to further his or her understanding of how to identify, analyze and treat a case from when it first comes in the lawyer’s door.