James E. Mercante

James E. Mercante, New York AttorneyJames E. Mercante heads the firm's Admiralty, Transportation and Marine Insurance practice team. He specializes in commercial and recreational admiralty litigation, insurance coverage litigation, transportation disputes, arbitration and appeals. Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired). President, Board of Commissioners of Pilots of the State of New York. AV Preeminent Rated.

Publications: Author of the Admiralty Law column for THE NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL and the "SEA-TRIALS" column for LONG ISLAND BOATING WORLD. Frequent guest speaker on wide variety of admiralty and transportation subjects. Click here to view publications.

Admitted: New York State Bar; New Jersey State Bar; U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Western District of New York, Northern District of New York; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, Second Circuit, Third Circuit, Fourth Circuit; Military Court of Appeals.

Education: Graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, and sailed as a Merchant Marine Officer; attended University of Bridgeport School of Law, and Tulane Law School.

Member: Maritime Law Association of the United States; Traffic Club of New York (Board Member); New York City Bar Association.

Email: jmercante@rubinfiorella.com


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