George M. Jones, a Los Angeles Jones Act Lawyer, is now recognized by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Legal Specialist in Admiralty and Maritime Law. Mr. Jones’ certification makes the Law Offices of Charles D. Naylor the only plaintiff’s maritime personal injury law firm in Southern California with two certified specialists in Admiralty and Maritime Law, and just one of two such law firms in the state. Charles D. Naylor received his certification in 2012.
“Certified specialization protects the rights of injured maritime workers by providing them a way to narrow their search to only those who are most qualified,” said Jones Act Lawyer Charles D. Naylor of the Law Offices of Charles D. Naylor. “It has become very easy for law firms to market themselves to injured seamen and cruise ship passengers simply by adding practice areas to their websites, only to refer the client to maritime injury lawyers like us, or risk putting the client in jeopardy by handling a case in an area of law they know very little about.”
Charles D. Naylor has been exclusively practicing maritime personal injury for more than 35 years and George M. Jones offers more than 20 years of maritime litigation experience. Mr. Jones is a Proctor in Admiralty as designated by the U.S. Maritime Law Association and Mr. Naylor is a member of the Association. Both attorneys have earned AV Preeminent peer review ratings (5 out of 5) from Martindale-Hubbell.
“When maritime workers and cruise passengers are injured, a certified legal specialist in Maritime and Admiralty law will provide the most qualified legal counsel in the court room,” said George M. Jones, maritime personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Charles D. Naylor. “If you had a heart condition you’d want the most qualified cardiologist in the operating room with you, not your general practitioner. The law is no different.”
Maritime law is a federal law that governs most injuries that occur on the high seas, navigable waters of the United States, or on piers, docks, wharves and beaches. A maritime personal injury lawyer is the best choice for injured and ill:
- Jones Act seamen, including merchant sailors, commercial fisherman, commercial divers, and crew members on supply boats, tug and barge, service vessels and container ships
- Cruise ship passengers and crew
- Longshore, harbor and shipyard workers
- Offshore oil and gas workers
To be eligible for certification as a specialist, an attorney must prove that Admiralty and Maritime Law is a substantial part of their practice, meet continuing education requirements, demonstrate his/her experience and proficiency through prior case handling or pass a written examination, and be favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with their work. For more information about the legal specialization process, visit the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization website.