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LAW OFFICE OF
SAMUEL C HIGGINBOTTOM

Helping clients navigate their Maritime, Insurance, & Small Business legal needs 

 

PRACTICE
AREAS

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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  

INSURANCE 

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  

SMALL BUSINESSES

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

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SAMUEL C. HIGGINBOTTOM

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Education:

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 

Memberships:

USMMA Alumni Association, Tampa Chapter- past President

Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLAUS)

Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI)

Tampa Bay Mariners Club

Bar Admissions:

Florida

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

 
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Contact info:

Office: Riverview, Florida

Mail: 10312 Bloomingdale Ave Ste 108-315,
Riverview, FL 33578

(813) 825 -1267

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