Top Wheaton, IL Maritime Law Lawyers Near You

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    SmithAmundsen LLC

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

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    Litchfield Cavo LLP

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

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    Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

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    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

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    SmithAmundsen LLC

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Geneva Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Geneva Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

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    SmithAmundsen LLC

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Woodstock Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Woodstock Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

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    SmithAmundsen LLC

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Wheaton Office

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Wheaton Office

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    Cogan & Power, P.C.

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

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    FisherBroyles, LLP

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

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    FisherBroyles, LLP

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

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    Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea, & BenMaier PLLC

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

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    Littler Mendelson, P.C.

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

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    The Cochran Firm Chicago

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

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    SmithAmundsen LLC

    Maritime Law Lawyers | St. Charles Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | St. Charles Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

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    King & Spalding LLP

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

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    Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

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    Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

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    SmithAmundsen LLC

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Crystal Lake Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Crystal Lake Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

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    Fisher & Phillips LLP

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

  • Plunkett Cooney

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

  • Kaveny + Kroll Trial Lawyers

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

  • Orleans Canty Novy, LLC

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Waukegan Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Waukegan Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

  • Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

  • Clyde & Co

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

    Maritime Law Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Wheaton, IL

Wheaton Maritime Law Information

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Lead Counsel independently verifies Maritime Law attorneys in Wheaton by conferring with Illinois bar associations and conducting annual reviews to confirm that an attorney practices in their advertised practice areas and possesses a valid bar license for the appropriate jurisdictions.

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Do You Need a Maritime Lawyer?

Maritime law, also known as admiralty law, is a group of laws that governs navigation and commerce on navigable waters. Maritime legal matters should only be handled by an experienced Wheaton maritime attorney who can best protect your legal rights.

Different Types of Maritime Matters

Maritime and admiralty law encompasses such a broad scope of situations, such as cruise ships and its passengers, seamen, oil rig workers and even recreational boaters. Specific cases can range from employment situations on the water, accidents, employment and even the creation of contracts.

When it comes to legal issues that occur on national or international waterways, trust only in skilled maritime law attorneys to help protect your legal rights.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se – This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute – Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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