Experience You Can Depend On

Our attorneys are licensed merchant marine officers with first-hand knowledge of shipboard operations. We provide vigorous representation in all types of maritime injury cases, including Jones Act Claims and Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act claims.

Representing Professional Mariners Worldwide

Providing vigorous representation in all types of maritime injury cases, including Jones Act Claims and Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act claims.

A Record Of Success

We have won numerous seven-figure awards for injured maritime workers.

Advocates for Injured Seamen

We provide results-oriented representation in Jones Act claims.

Maintenance and Cure Benefits

We work diligently to help our clients get all of the medical care and compensation they deserve.

Working Knowledge Of Maritime Law

Special laws apply to accidents that happen on or near the water. These laws are substantially different from the personal injury and workers’ compensation laws that apply to land-based accidents. If you hope to get fair compensation for a maritime injury, it is critical that you choose an attorney who truly understands maritime law.

At the law firm of Tabak Mellusi & Shisha LLP, we know maritime law, not only in theory, but in practice. Our team includes lawyers who served as engine officers and deck officers on blue water ships. We are the only U.S. maritime law firm with lawyers who are former Merchant Marine officers and who maintain their licenses in continuity status.

Injured Seamen
Injured Seamen
Injured Longshore & Harbor Workers
Injured Longshore & Harbor Workers
Maritime Construction Worker Injuries
Maritime Construction Worker Injuries
Fishing Boat Accidents
Fishing Boat Accidents
Injured Cruise Ship & Recreational Boat Passengers
Injured Cruise Ship & Recreational Boat Passengers
Jones Act Claims
Jones Act Claims

Results-Oriented Representation For Maritime Injury Victims

We are committed to getting you the full compensation you are entitled to under the Jones Act and other maritime laws, including compensation for medical care, lost wages and more.

Our comprehensive understanding of both shipboard operations and maritime law has proven critical because the success of a maritime injury case hinges on development of the facts. The unparalleled maritime experience of our attorneys enables us to quickly identify the essential elements in any maritime injury or boating accident case and develop an appropriate legal strategy.

Our combination of knowledge, technical skills and resources has earned us a record of success handling serious injury claims in New York City, nationwide and worldwide.

No Recovery, No Fee

We handle all of our cases on contingency, which means you will pay an attorney fee only if we are successful in getting you compensation.

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Maritime Law FAQs

The answers are general in nature and are not intended to apply to every maritime and admiralty situation. Each case is different and carries its own set of circumstances. By contacting Tabak, Mellusi & Shisha for a free consultation, you can receive a personal consultation regarding your specific maritime and admiralty claim.

Millions Recovered


Settlement to a seaman who fell from a stairway during a fire and boat drill aboard a container ship, sustaining quadriplegic injuries


Jury award to a former shipmate who sustained a shoulder injury while at sea.


Jury award to a licensed marine engineer who sustained permanent knee injuries while attempting to remove a 200-pound valve from an overhead piping system.


Jury award to a ship’s cook for back injury resulting from insufficient procedures for moving ship stores. 


Settlement to a mate on a tanker vessel who sustained multiple fractures.


Was awarded in a case involving the wrongful death of a barge deckhand.

If you have been injured at sea, we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Call us today at 800-781-8419 to schedule a free consultation.