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Jim Walker is a maritime lawyer in Miami Florida who focuses on representing passengers and crew members injured or assaulted on cruise ships.
Jim is a 1980 cum laude graduate of Duke University and a 1983 graduate of Tulane University School of Law where he pursued a maritime curriculum. He practices maritime law with his partner, Lisa O’Neill, also a Duke University cum laude graduate and a cum laude graduate of the University of Florida School of Law.
The firm has represented over five hundred passengers and crew members in cases against Carnival, Celebrity, Norwegian, Princess, Royal Caribbean, and other cruise lines. Mr. Walker has represented sixty cruise crime victims, including six passengers before the United States Congress during hearings on the issue of cruise ship safety. The firm obtained the highest multi million dollar recovery for a sexual assault victim in the history of the cruise industry.
Jim represents passengers throughout the United States and crew members from around the world.
Jim and his clients have appeared over 100 times on television and radio, as well as in newspapers and documentaries, including numerous times on Larry King Live, CNN’s Nancy Grace, Fox News, Greta Van Sustern, MSNBC, 48 Hours, BBC Radio, Canada’s CATV, and ABC’s Good Morning America and many others. The firm and our clients have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the Miami Herald, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and other newspapers.
JIm is a member of the Florida and Lousiana Bar Associations, a twenty-five year member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, and a member of the Multi-Million Dollars Advocacy Forum.
What Happened to Disney Youth Counselor Rebecca Coriam on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship One Year Ago?
The following is a copy of a press release issued today regarding the disappearance of Rebecca Coriam: What Happened to Rebecca? One year ago tomorrow, twenty-four year old Rebecca Coriam disappeared from the Disney Wonder. Rebecca worked aboard the Wonder as a youth counselor. She was...
CNN iReport contains a first hand account from a passenger describing a collision between Silversea Cruises' Silver Shadow cruise ship and what is being described as a Vietnamese container ship near Halong bay, Vietnam. The report indicates damage to both the cruise ship and the container ship....
I have been out of town for the past week with my family on spring break vacation, returning last night to Miami. But I have been my usual self reading up on the latest cruise news. It seems that the cruise lines enjoyed a great time last week of self-generated good news. The Cruise Shipping...
I am out of town with my family on Spring Break for a couple of days. This morning I was on my computer reading the Twitter feed for Cruise Shipping Miami 2012. As all of you know, the Cruise Shipping Miami event (previously known a SeaTrade) is the annual event sponsored by the cruise...
Let me place my biases front and center. I am no fan of the Miami Herald. it's beholden to the cruise industry which pays it for cruise advertising ads. The Herald's "business" editor, Jane Wooldridge, is the former travel editor for the newspaper. Although she graduated with...