DAVID W. SKEEN, ESQ.

David W. Skeen

AREAS of PRACTICE

Admiralty, maritime, and transportation law, including matters relating to cargo and property damage, collision, towage, salvage, marine insurance (hull, cargo and P&I), personal injury, death, maritime creditor's rights, maritime liens, arrests and attachments, ship repair, Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, Jones Act, freight forwarders, brokers, truckers, warehousemen, marine products liability, limitation of liability, and recreational boating.

General Litigation, mediation and arbitration, fire litigation, insurance defense, subrogation, personal injury, and commercial litigation, and trucking and transportation related claims in state and federal courts.

ARTICLES, PUBLICATIONS, and SEMINARS

Assistant Editor, American Maritime Cases, 1976-2011, Editor , 2011-present

Lecturer, Tulane Admiralty Law Institute 1985

Author: "Liens and Liquidation: Preferences, Strong-Arm Clause, Fraudulent

Transfers, Equitable Subordination, Priorities and Other Lien Claims",

59 Tulane Law Review, 1401 (1985)

Lecturer, Knox Marine Seminar, "Yacht claims" (1997, 1998, 2000, 2006)

Lecturer, "Longshore Act Third-Party Claims" NBI Seminars (1993, 1996)

AWARDS and HONORS

Listed in 1989-present Editions, "Best Lawyers in America" for Admiralty

Listed in 2006 Edition, "Best Lawyers in America" for Mediation

Listed in "Super Lawyers" for Admiralty, 2007-present

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Maritime Law Association of the U.S. (1973-present)

Defense Research Institute, Admiralty Committee (1995-present)

Trained Mediator - ADR Maryland President (2002-2007); Secretary (1996-2002)

Chairman, Treatment Based Drug Court Committee, Baltimore City Circuit and District Courts (1994 to 2006)

American Bar Association, Committee on Admiralty and Maritime Law TIPS Section (1986-1998)

President, Bar Association of Baltimore City (1990-1991), Chairman, Young Lawyers Section (1980-1981)

Maryland State Bar Association Member, Board of Governors, (1981-1982)(1991-1993)

EDUCATION

University of Maryland, J.D., 1973

Princeton University, A.B. History, 1968

COURT ADMISSIONS

Court of Appeals of Maryland (1973)

United States District Court for the District of Maryland (1973)

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit (1976)

Supreme Court of the United States (1987)

CONTACT INFORMATION

Partner
Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP
One Charles Center
16th Floor
100 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

E-mail: dskeen@wcslaw.com
Phone: 410-659-1305
Fax: 410-659-1350
Website: www.wcslaw.com

Full Biography (PDF)

 

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