Brian D. Starer co-leads our Transportation, Shipping & Logistics practice and has more than 35 years’ experience as a maritime practitioner, primarily focusing on marine casualties including groundings, sinkings, fires, collisions and environmental pollution.
Brian has investigated and advised on all aspects of maritime and environmental casualties including property damage, cargo loss, personal injury and death claims, and natural resources and other environmental damage. Brian has advised ship owners, international protection and indemnity clubs and hull underwriters. Brian has served as casualty counsel in more than 100 ship disasters worldwide.
Brian holds an unlimited US master’s license and in 2002 was inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame at the United Nations. His articles on maritime law have appeared in several publications including Lloyd’s List, TradeWinds, Oil & Gas Journal, Financial Times, Fairplay International, Seatrade, The Journal of Commerce, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of “Places of Refuge,” published in Swedish Club Letter in March 2008, as well as numerous other articles on maritime law.
Brian has been named in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2001 and has been recognized as a leading shipping lawyer since 1998 by Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Shipping and Maritime Lawyers including Euromoney’s The Best of the Best.
Memberships and Affiliations:
- Member of the International Bar Associations
- Member of the Inter-Pacific Bar Associations
- Member of the American Bar Associations
- Member of the American Bar Foundation
- Serves on the Maritime Law Association’s Committee on Navigation and Coast Guard and Government Regulation
- A trustee of the United States Merchant Marine Academy
- A trustee of the American Merchant Marine Museum
- Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., business managing editor, Albany Law Review, 1972
- United States Merchant Marine Academy, B.S., 1967
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