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Robert Louis Gardana

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  • Maritime Law
  • Florida
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ROBERT L. GARDANA is a graduate of the University of Florida (B.A. 1975) . He obtained his Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University of San Antonio Law School in 1979. He is admitted to the Florida Bar, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Court, Southern, Middle and Northern District of Florida. He is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, Southeast Admiralty Law Institute, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, American Bar Association, Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee. His practice areas include passenger and crew claims, maritime liens, vessel arrests, marine insurance, salvage, and cargo claims, marine related litigation, and general admiralty and maritime matters. He is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale Hubble. He holds a USCG Masters, 100 Gross Ton license. Mr. Gardana has published articles in All At Sea Magazine – Southeast - where he authored the column “Legal Lines” and wrote “The Changing Waterfront” for the ABA Spring 2013 Newsletter. He has been asked to write articles for “MOTA” — Marine Trawlers of America on the Rules of the Road and “Learn the Law –Before Bringing Guns on Board.” He is currently appointed as a 2014-2015 Vice-Chair of the ABA-TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee, member of Maritime Law Association of the United States, member of the MLA Salvage Committee, the MLA Cruise Ship and Passenger Committee, the Southeast Admiralty Law Institute, ABA TIPS, Admiralty and Maritime Committee, Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee. Mr. Gardana participated in the Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition as a “Brief Judge” and is the Co-Chair of the ABA-TIPS AMLC and FL Bar Admiralty Law Committee “Vessel Arrest Symposium 2015” at the University of Miami. Contact: MaritimeLaw2015@gmail.com

Education
St. Mary's University School of Law
J.D. (1979) | Law
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Professional Experience
Vice-Chair 2015
American Bar Association-TIPS Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee
Current
Member - Admiralty Law Section
Federal Bar Association
Current
Member
Maritime Law Association of the United States
Current
Member
Florida Bar Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
What To Do When Your Boat Is Arrested
ALL AT SEA - Southeast
Speaking Engagements
Case Update of Rules C and E of the Supplemental Rules of Admiralty & Maritime Claims, Vessel Arrest Maritime Symposium 2015, University of Miami
ABA-TIPS Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee
Awards
AV Preeminent
Martindale Hubble
Maritime Law - Top Contributor
Avvo
Professional Associations
Florida State Bar # 0279668
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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5th Circuit
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11th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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United States District Court Middle District of Florida
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United States District Court Northern District of Florida
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United States District Court Southern District of Florida
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    1/2 Hour Courtesy Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    33.33 - 40% consistent with Florida Rules of Professional Responsibility.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Our firm pays 25% participation fees consistent with Florida Rules of Professional Responsibility.
Practice Area
  • Maritime Law
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
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Website
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Contact & Map
Miami Office
12350 SW 132nd Court
Suite 204
Miami, FL 33186
USA
Telephone: (305) 358-0000