LAW OFFICE OF
SAMUEL C HIGGINBOTTOM
Helping clients navigate their Maritime, Insurance, & Small Business legal needs
Marine Insurance, Yacht Insurance, Boat Insurance claims, Vessel Charters, Bareboat Charters, Vessel Sales & Transactions, Vessel Documentation & Regulation, Marina Liens, Collisions & Property Damage, Cargo Loss & Damage, Maritime Liens, Salvage & Towage, Limitation of Liability, Yachting Accidents & Injuries, Boating Accidents & Injuries, Cruise Ship Injuries, Jones Act Claims, Maintenance & Cure
Automobile Insurance (PIP, Uninsured Motorists, Windshield, Autobody, and Injury claims), Homeowners Insurance (Hurricane damage, Water & mold damage, Fire damage, Storm damage, Hail damage), Condominium claims, Business claims, Denied claims, Underpaid claims, Construction claims (home & pool), Injury claims
Business formation, Operating agreements, Employee relations, Contract review and negotiation, Vendor/customer contracts, Ownership disputes, Landlord-tenant negotiations and disputes, Government regulation, Insurance claims, Homeowners' association, Demand letters, General counsel
SAMUEL C. HIGGINBOTTOM
While growing up, I had the pleasure to spend many summers in Florida were I developed an appreciation for boating Florida's waterways. These positive experiences influenced my decision to attend the United States Merchant Marine Academy, a federal service academy. While at the Academy, I had the opportunity to work on container ships, boom ships, and a LASH ship. Upon graduating and receiving a USCG license, I gained valuable experience working as a marine engineer aboard research vessels, ATBs and tug boats. I also had the privilege to serve as an officer in the US Navy Reserve.
After a few years working on the water, I pursued a legal education from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. Upon graduating and passing the bar, I started practicing Maritime and Admiralty Law at a Florida law firm. After a few years, I transitioned my practice to a national firm to gain experience in additional areas of litigation.
With over a decade of experience working at large law firms in the Tampa area, I have handled large and small cases. Cases that have involved legal issues in the areas of personal injury, insurance disputes, government contracts, landlord/tenant, professional liability, property damages and maritime law.
I look forward to providing individuals and small businesses, which appreciate and depend on the waterways of Tampa Bay, and Florida, the benefits of my experience. Contact me to discuss how I might help you address your legal issues.
United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), BS in Marine Engineering
The Catholic University of America,
The Columbus School of Law, JD
USMMA Alumni Association, Tampa Chapter- past President
Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLAUS)
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI)
Tampa Bay Mariners Club
The Florida Bar - Admiralty Law Committee
Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida