Our attorneys counsel clients across the transportation industry on legal matters ranging from litigation to transactions to regulatory issues. We have extensive experience in motor transportation, aviation, rail and maritime transport and we regularly handle both interstate and international transport issues. By working closely with our litigation, corporate, environmental, workers’ compensation and employment law groups, we offer our clients a wide range of capabilities and services and a unique understanding of the legal issues within the transportation sector. Our experience includes:

  • Defense of liability claims and lawsuits
  • Longshoremen’s and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act claims
  • Federal Court admiralty litigation
  • Ship mortgages and foreclosures, in rem actions, and arrests of vessels
  • International trade and carriage of goods
  • Purchase and sale of vessels, charter party agreements and other transactions
  • Defense of personal injury lawsuits
  • Insurance policy and coverage analysis
  • Representation of insurance companies in liability cases and loss and damage lawsuits
  • Defense of Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuits against interstate carriers
  • Defense of transporters against claims of criminal violations
  • Defense of U.S. Department of Transportation safety audits

Covering the full transportation spectrum

In addition to serving clients in the shipping industry, our attorneys represent a wide range of motor carriers, motor coach operators, airlines, freight facility operators and other entities in the transportation sector. We also have extensive experience representing insurers specializing in this area and defending claims. We regularly assist clients with issues before the courts and with regulation by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Firm Highlights

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2021 Maine Diversity Summer Associate Program Expands to Include Additional Law Firms and Corporate Partners

Following a highly successful inaugural year, the three founding law firms of the Maine D1L Diversity Summer Associate program and the University of Maine School of Law welcome all of the new participating law...

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The Future of Work: Assessing the Long-Term Impacts of COVID in the Workplace

Preti Flaherty is proud to partner with our friends at KMA Human Resources Consulting for their Lunch and Legal Conversations webinar series, moderated by Rhoda McVeigh, Director of Consulting Services at KMA. Each program...

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Governor Janet Mills Releases Maine Supplemental and Biennial Budgets

Governor Mills released both the Supplemental and the Biennial Budgets today. The Revenue Forecasting Committee has estimated a $650 million revenue shortfall in 2021 – 2023 combined. In his presentation to the Appropriations Committee...

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Preti Flaherty Partnership Announces Promotion of Moppin, Rideout, White to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named three new partners: Sara N. Moppin, Laura A. Rideout, and Emily T. White.  Each attorney stands out as a distinguished practitioner within...

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Maine blazes workplace trail with earned paid leave requirement

In March of 2019, Maine became the first state in the nation to adopt an earned paid leave law, meaning that for every 40 hours worked, an employee banks one hour of earned paid...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: WCB Revises Fee Schedule

The Maine Workers' Compensation Board has completed the annual update of its Medical Fee Schedule. Appendix II (professional fees) and Appendix IV (outpatient facility fees) have been updated in accordance with Title 39-A M.R.S.A...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: WCB Updates Guidance on COVID-19 Reporting and Related Requirements

The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board has updated its COVID-19 FAQ with current guidance and reporting requirements. Although the information offered is not legal advice and is not judicially enforceable, it is helpful direction in...

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Should workers wary of COVID-19 vaccines be forced to take one for the team?

As COVID-19 vaccinations become more readily available, should employers be legally allowed to mandate vaccination for all employees? Maine employers are wrestling with the choice of whether or not to mandate employees be vaccinated...

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The Crisis of the She-cession and What Employers Can Do to Address It

Preti Flaherty is proud to partner with our friends at KMA Human Resources Consulting for their Lunch and Legal Conversations webinar series, moderated by Rhoda McVeigh, Director of Consulting Services at KMA. Each program...

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Attorney Bodie B. Colwell Elected IWIRC Management Committee Vice Director of Social Media

Preti Flaherty is proud to announce that attorney Bodie B. Colwell has been elected to the Management Committee of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), where, effective January 1, 2021, she will serve...