Firm Overview – Admiralty Law Portland Maine

There are very few admiralty or maritime personal injury attorneys who served in the Coast Guard, or who were in the merchant marine, or who were commercial fishermen.

Nicholas Walsh has been all three: a deck officer on a medium endurance cutter, a merchant seaman on a cargo-passenger ship sailing the New York – Valpo route, and a swordfish longliner hand.

Sailors know that unless you’ve been there, you don’t really get it. For your Jones Act or maritime personal injury case, hire a lawyer with saltwater experience AND twenty years’ experience in the courtroom – hire a lawyer who gets it.

Our clients get to work early and so do we. A six a.m. meeting is no problem, nor is an evening or weekend get together. Our standard rate is $220.00 per hour and in the appropriate case we will consider a contingency fee arrangement.

The firm has an active probate litigation practice, addressing lost and contested wills, inheritance cases, undue influence, fraudulent wills and similar probate issues. Mr. Walsh regularly lectures on probate litigation before members of the Maine Bar, and he has published practice guides in the specialized area of probate litigation. In appropriate inheritance or other probate dispute cases, representation may be undertaken on a no-recovery, no fee basis. Please call to discuss your case.

About Nicholas H. Walsh

Admiralty Law Portland Maine

  • Practice Areas: Admiralty Law; Personal Injury; Fisheries Law; Commercial Litigation; Transportation; Medical Liability; Probate Litigation.
  • Admitted: 1988, Maine and U.S. District Court, District of Maine
  • Law School: University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1988
  • College: Connecticut College, B.A., 1980
  • Member: Maine State Bar Association.
  • Biography: Research and Book Review Editor, University of Connecticut Journal of International Law, 1987-1988.
  • Military: LTJG, U.S. Coast Guard, 1982-1985

Maritime & Admiralty Law

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