James E. Mercante
James E. Mercante heads the firm's Admiralty, Transportation and Marine Insurance practice team. He specializes in commercial and recreational admiralty consultation and litigation, marine insurance coverage, transportation disputes, arbitration and appeals. Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired). President, Board of Commissioners of Pilots of the State of New York. AV Preeminent Rated. Proctor in Admiralty.
Publications: Author of the Admiralty Law column for THE NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL and the "SEA-TRIALS" column for LONG ISLAND BOATING WORLD. Frequent guest speaker on wide variety of admiralty and transportation subjects. Click here to view publications.
Admitted: New York State Bar; New Jersey State Bar; U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Western District of New York, Northern District of New York; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; District of Connecticut; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, Second Circuit, Third Circuit, Fourth Circuit; United States Court of Military Appeals; Supreme Court of the United States.
Education: Graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, and sailed as a Merchant Marine Deck Officer; attended University of Bridgeport School of Law, and Tulane Law School.
Member: Maritime Law Association of the United States; New York City Bar Association.