Alan K. Goldstein

“A client asked whether
I am the only lawyer who
answers his own phone and always
is available. When people trust us
with their legal matters, part of our
job is to keep them informed.”

Alan K. Goldstein
Member

Robert D. Nienhuis

“ Trying cases is about
trust. I have to show
people they have reason to trust
me, so they will be more likely to
rule in my client’s favor.”

Robert D. Nienhuis
Member

Neal W. Settergren

“Our feeling is the
law is a profession and
should be practiced that way.”

Milton I. Goldstein, Co-Founder (1914-2003)
The Right Stuff,” a profile of Goldstein and Price
by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Daryl F. Sohn

“ We practice as a team.
We team up with our clients and the
lawyers at our firm team up to give our
clients the benefit of ourcollective
experience.”

Daryl Sohn
Of Counsel

Douglas E. Gossow

“Our feeling is the
law is a profession and
should be practiced that way.”

Milton I. Goldstein, Co-Founder (1914-2003)
The Right Stuff,” a profile of Goldstein and Price
by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Maritime Litigation

Maritime Law Attorneys with a National Practice Based in St. Louis

As maritime trial and appellate lawyers, we represent clients wherever vessels collide, cargo is damaged, seamen file suit, and other maritime disputes arise. We handle a broad variety of maritime issues including, among others:

  • Marine insurance coverage disputes
  • Maritime workers’ injury claims under the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and other compensation statutes
  • Marine disasters involving
    • Vessel collisions and allusions
    • Groundings and sinkings
    • Pollution, fires and explosions
    • Destruction of marinas
  • Cargo losses
  • Administrative proceedings brought by the U.S. Coast Guard and other government agencies
  • Maritime liens and the arrest of vessels
  • Employment discrimination and wage claims

In major marine casualty cases, we have been a leader in successfully pursuing limitation of liability, which can dramatically reduce the exposure of the owner or operator of a vessel under certain circumstances. See In re in the Matter of the Complaints of the American Milling Company, 409 F.3d 1005 (8th Cir. (Mo.) 2005); In re Missouri Barge Line, Inc., 360 F.3d 885 (8th Cir. (Mo.) 2004).

In addition to maritime litigation, we also provide maritime counseling concerning all aspects of maritime regulatory compliance and maritime transactions, including maritime creditors’ rights.

Our expertise as maritime law attorneys has been recognized by the U.S. Court of Appeals, which requests our assistance in revising its admiralty rules; the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, which appointed our firm as special maritime counsel in a major bankruptcy proceeding; and industry groups and major law firms which regularly ask our firm for advice on issues of admiralty and maritime law.