Our law firm serves a variety of local, regional and national clients in both federal and state courts along the Gulf Coast and throughout the United States. More specifically, we represent individuals and businesses in lawsuits related to the maritime/offshore industry, civil business and commercial disputes, personal injury, stevedore and marine terminal operations, mariner license defense, vessel arrests, premises liability, commercial trucking and automobile accidents, employment matters, bad faith insurance, and toxic torts. See our areas of practice for more information.
It is our experience, knowledge and background in the maritime, port and offshore industries that makes the difference in obtaining winning results for our clients. Every attorney at our firm knows, personally, the hazards and concerns of men and women working in the maritime industry, whether offshore, coastwise, or on a dock, because they too worked as U.S. Coast Guard licensed mariners and longshoremen, both offshore and in the Ports of Houston, Texas City, and Corpus Christi.
Just as your employment, livelihood, or recreation in the marine environment requires specialized knowledge and experience, the legal landscape is vastly different for a lawyer handling a maritime lawsuit. Admiralty law is a complex area of law dating back to antiquity. It is said to be the only true body of international law, and one through which people of different nations can come together to deal with the promise, profits, and perils of voyages and/or ventures at sea. In addition to traditional topics such as carriage of goods, collision/allision, general average, maritime liens, salvage, and personal injury, admiralty law includes recreational boating activities such as cruising, fishing, yachting, and personal watercraft. The attorneys at Gilman & Allison, LLP successfully handle cases in all facets of admiralty law, including maritime personal injury (Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and Jones Act), mariner license defense, vessel arrests, non-payment of wages, and commercial contract disputes.
You simply cannot afford to hire a lawyer who is not already familiar with the intricacies of the maritime field. We are passionate about maritime law, but most importantly, we are passionate about your rights and the safety of you and all friends and family working in the maritime industry. Take a moment to learn more about our attorneys’ maritime and legal backgrounds.
Our firm is headquartered a few minutes south of downtown Houston in the city of Pearland, Texas. Pearland is located in Brazoria County where the county seat is Angleton. Our office is easily accessible due to its close proximity to the Ports of Houston, Galveston, and Freeport, Harris County, Galveston County, Matagorda County, Wharton County, and Brazoria County. Our attorneys are often traveling the length of the Gulf Coast to meet with and serve our clients.
If you believe you may have a lawsuit in our area of expertise, or if you would simply like to discuss a related issue, please contact us so we can schedule an appointment to meet with you for a free consultation and evaluation.