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Charles Douglas Naylor

Charles Douglas Naylor

Law Offices of Charles D. Naylor
  • Maritime Law, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation
  • California
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The Law Offices of Charles D. Naylor are located in San Pedro, California, at the center of the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach. We provide expert legal representation for cruise ship passengers, maritime workers and offshore oil workers. Our practice areas include maritime personal injury, Jones Act and injured seamen, cruise ship accidents and injuries, commercial fishing accidents, recreational boating accidents, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LWHCA), Defense Base Act (DBA), shipyard accidents, maritime trucking accidents, Death on the High Seas Act, catastrophic injury and maritime wrongful death. With more than 100 years of combined experience, our attorneys possess high academic credentials, maintain strong community ties and are committed to helping injured people get the help and compensation they deserve. Visit us online at, or call us at 310-514-1200.

Santa Clara University School of Law
J.D. (1974) | Law
California State University - Long Beach
B.S. (1970) | Criminology Corrections
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
Law Offices of Charles D. Naylor
- Current
Naylor & Nizich
Marin, Naylor & Ryan
Law Offices of Conrad Lopes
Buck & Smith
Admiralty & Maritime Law Specialist
State Bar of California
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Since 1999
Super Lawyers
Southern California Super Lawyers
Since 2007
Best Lawyers, Admiralty & Maritime Law
Best Lawyers
Since 2015
California Lawyer Attorney of the Year, Personal Injury
California Lawyer Magazine
Consumer Attorney of the Year (finalist)
Consumer Attorneys of California
Mraz v. DaimlerChrysler
Professional Associations
Chapman University School of Law
Adjunct Professor of Law, Maritime and Admiralty Law
- Current
State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization Admiralty & Maritime Consulting Group
- Current
Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group
- Current
Long Beach Bar Association, Admiralty Section
- Current
American Association for Justice, Admiralty Law Section
- Current
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
- Current
American Association for Justice
- Current
Maritime Law Association of the United States
- Current
Long Beach Bar Association
- Current
California State Bar # 62243
- Current
Joseph A. Ball/Clarence S. Hunt Inn of Court
"Bencher" Member
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Maritime Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Cruise Ship Injury
  • Jones Act
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Commercial Fishing Accidents: The Law and Your Rights

Whether you’re working on the crab boats of the Bering Sea, the tuna fleet of the Western Pacific, or in one of the local fisheries on the West Coast, Alaska or Hawaii, commercial fishing offers high-paying job opportunities that are hard to match ashore. But there can be a price to pay, and unfortunately the price can be very high because commercial fishing is still one of the most dangerous occupations in the country.

Cruise Ship Injuries and Your Rights l Cruise Ship Accident Injury Attorney Lawyer

When a passenger’s injured, the law that will ordinarily apply is the General Maritime Law of the United States. This is true for most of the cruise lines that you’ll sail on. For example, a Princess, Cunard, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise lines, Holland America. Even though many of these names have foreign sounding names, the cruise lines are based in the United States. So the law that applies is the Federal Maritime Law of the United States.

What is the Jones Act?

The Jones Act is a federal law, passed in the 1920s, to help seamen recover damages when they are injured. What the Jones Act actually did was to provide seamen with the right to sue their employer when their employer’s negligence causes injury. But it has come to mean much more than that. Today, when we refer to the Jones Act rights, to a seaman’s Jones Act rights, we’re really referring to the whole package of rights a seaman has when he is injured.

Contact & Map
11 Golden Shore
Suite 350
Long Beach, CA 90802
Telephone: (310) 514-1200