New York-based Maritime Attorneys

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Edward P. Flood


Ed has been practicing admiralty and maritime law since 1986. Before founding the firm with Kirk, Ed worked as an associate with a prominent maritime firm in New Orleans and later as a partner with a well-known New York maritime firm.

The majority of Ed’s clients are bluewater and brownwater vessel owners, P & I Clubs, and domestic underwriters and he has extensive experience in defending and prosecuting casualty claims, defending cargo claims, and defending personal injury and wrongful death claims.

Ed’s casualty experience - both bluewater and brownwater - includes a number of groundings, container stow collapses, collisions, allisions and capsizings.

Ed has also litigated a number of personal injury suits to conclusion, some resulting in a complete defense verdict.

A smaller, but growing, part of Ed’s practice is his representation of small private pleasure craft owners, marine terminal operators and/or wharfingers, and small and mid-size dockbuilders and/or maritime related construction companies.

While most of his practice is devoted to litigation or arbitration, Ed also provides legal advice and counsel to a number of vessel owners/managers (both large and small) and values the longstanding relationships he has developed with these companies.

Ed began his law career as a Judge Advocate in the United States Navy. During his four years in the Navy, he represented the United States in a significant number of courts-martial and numerous administrative proceedings. After serving for a number of years in the Naval Reserve, he resigned his commission as a Lieutenant Commander.

Ed is married to his wife Rebecca and they have two boys, John Thomas and Henry, and a daughter, Grace.


Boston College, B.A., cum laude, 1979
New England School of Law, J.D., 1982
Tulane University Law School, L.L.M. in Admiralty, 1987

Bar Admissions

New York
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Northern District of New York
Louisiana (inactive)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


Maritime Lawyers Association of the United States
New York County Lawyers’ Association
American Bar Association


Overview of the Rotterdam Rules, 2009
Overview of Preservation of Evidence / The Risk of Spoliation, 2008
Overview of United States Coast Guard Investigatory Powers and the Rights and Obligations of Vessel Owners, 2008