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Maritime and Admiralty Expert Witness | Florida

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This expert has over 20 years of experience as a mariner. He received a B.S. in Marine Transportation from Texas A&M University and a M.S. in Marine Management from the Maine Maritime Academy as well as a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. In addition, he served on the United States Naval Reserve for over 20 years, eventually retiring as a Commander, and trained hundreds of cadets at the Texas Maritime Academy as Commandant of Cadets. Licensed as a United States Coast Guard Master Mariner of Any Gross Tons, he served as Master on the US Training Ship Texas Clipper II and on the United States Naval Ship Sirius for Operation Katrina Relief in New Orleans, foreign flag passenger ship doing cruises to nowhere and a US research ship. He currently serves as Senior Pilot at a major seaport with approximately 5,000 ship transits and serves as a lead Instructor for a maritime academy and has developed senior level courses for captains, senior officers, and pilots.

Bio Snapshot

Location: Florida
B.S., Marine Transportation, Texas A&M University
M.S., Marine Management, Maine Maritime Academy
J.D., University of Miami School of Law
Certified: United States Coast Guard Master Mariner, United States Coast Guard First Class Federal Pilot
Member, Florida Harbor Pilots Association
Member, Port Everglades Pilot Association
Member, Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club
Member, American Pilots Association
Member, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Former, Commander, United States Naval Reserve
Former, Senior Lecturer, Texas A&M University-Galveston
Former, Commandant of Cadets, Texas Maritime Academy
Present, Instructor, maritime institute
Present, Course Development and Instructor, maritime academy
Present, Senior Pilot, major Florida-based seaport

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