Tim Akpinar represents commercial mariners, recreational boaters, cruise ship passengers, and other injury plaintiffs throughout the entire United States, including inland rivers. As a former shipboard officer, Tim understands the operation of commercial vessels and the legal rights of people who serve aboard them. Such rights can materialize under the Jones Act and other maritime laws. He has owned several vessels and handles maritime collision, maritime salvage, boating accidents, cruise ship accidents, and complex technical cases. He also handles general injury (motor vehicle) and medical malpractice cases.
Tim taught law at SUNY Maritime College and in the MBA program at Southern New Hampshire University. He worked as a bar exam prep essay grader for BarBri, where he counseled students for the N.Y.S. Bar Exam. Tim fights hard for the legal rights of clients who have sustained injury. Tim’s work is referenced in Wikipedia - Seaman’s Manslaughter Statute. Tim was asked to cover the subject of limitation of liability for the American Trial Lawyers Association, for which he wrote "Defeating Limitation of Liability in Maritime Law." This concept arises in litigation involving commercial and recreational vessels.
Tim worked as an environmental engineer for an 826 MW generating station where he was responsible for regulatory compliance, remediation, and oil spill response. He trained NYC firefighters about first responder power plant hazards that included 138,000 volt electrical equipment, high-pressure steam, bulk acid, caustic, and no. 6 heavy fuel oil storage. He worked as a shift supervisor at a 425 MW station, responsible for steam turbines, generators, boilers, diesels, and auxiliaries.
Tim covers maritime law topics for nationally published maritime and boating magazines, including WorkBoat, The Ensign (US Power Squadron), Offshore, Marine Officer, and LI Boating World. Tim can be reached at (718) 224-9824 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- St. John's University School of Law
- State University of New York - Maritime College at Ft. Schuyler
- Bachelor of Engineering (1981) | Mechanical Engineering (Marine)
- Defeating Limitation of Liability in Maritime Law
- Trial Magazine - The Journal of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
- Legal Issues for Recreational Boaters, United States Power Squadron - Bayside Power Squadron
- Tim spoke about admiralty jurisdiction over pleasure boats, boating accident legal issues, limitation of liability, salvage law, marine liens, and other legal issues related to recreational boating.
- Maritime Law Issues for Commercial Mariners, Kingsborough Community College - Maritime Technology Program
- Tim spoke about the legal responsibilities of officers and ship's crews, criminal liability, the Jones Act, limitation of liability, salvage law, recent developments in Coast Guard regulations with marine casualty reporting and alcohol testing, marine pollution, and other maritime law topics.
- Recent Developments in Maritime Law, St. John's University School of Law
- Admiralty Law Society
- Tim spoke about salvage law, the law of finds, the Jones Act and legal issues affecting the rights of commercial fishermen.
- U.S. Military Sealift Command Shipboard Firefighting School
- ALARA Training - As Low As Reseasonable Achievable - Radiation Reducing Considerations in Nuclear Power Plant Design
- Reliability Engineering Training
- Third Assistant Engineer - Steam & Motor Vessels - Unlimited Horsepower
- Maritime Law Association of the United States
- New York State Bar # 2621100
- - Current
- Gulf Coast Mariners
- Activities: An Advocacy group for commercial mariners working on the nation's inland and coastal waterways
- Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- New Jersey
- New York
- Free Consultation
- Contingent Fees
- Maritime Law
- Personal Injury
- Medical Malpractice
- Products Liability
- Arbitration & Mediation
- Appeals & Appellate
- Environmental Law
- Construction Law
- Insurance Claims
Maritime Lawyer Tim Akpinar Discusses the Legal Rights of Passengers and Guests Injured in Accidents Occurring Aboard Cruise Ships or Shoreside in Connection With Their Voyages. He Describes Jurisdictional Issues and Other Stipulations Imposed by Cruise Lines Within the Contract Conditions of Their Tickets. He Also Briefly Touches Upon SOLAS, The Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, in Terms of Safety Compliance by Cruise Lines.Maritime Attorney Discusses Legal Issues with Boating & Jet Ski Accidents
Maritime Lawyer Tim Akpinar Discusses the Legal Rights of Recreational Boaters Injured in Accidents Occurring in on Navigable and Non-Navigable Waters of the United States. He Discusses How Arcane Elements of Maritime Law Can Apply to Pleasure Boat Accidents, from Limitation of Liability to Certain Presumptions Observed under Federal Maritime Law in the United States.The Jones Act Maritime Attorney Discusses Legal Rights of Commercial Mariners Under Federal Mariti
Maritime Lawyer Tim Akpinar Discusses the Legal Rights of Mariners Injured in Accidents Occurring in the Course of Their Employment on Commercial Vessels. This Includes Deckhands, ABs, Oilers, Wipers, DDEs, QMEDs, Tankermen, Cooks, Stewards, Bartenders, Deck Officers, Engine Officers, and Other Ship's Crew Injured in the Course of Their Employment, Whether Shipboard or Shoreside. Tim Describes Coverage Under the Jones Act, Maintenance and Cure, and Outlines How Jones Act Coverage Differs From Traditional Workers' Compensation Coverage.Maritime Attorney Talks About the Jones Act and Legal Rights of Injured Commercial Fishermen
Maritime Lawyer Tim Akpinar Discusses the Legal Rights of Commercial Fishermen Injured in Accidents Occurring in the Course of Their Employment. He Describes Coverage Under the Jones Act and Describes Distinctions from Conventional Employee Coverage Under Workers' Compensation Insurance.