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Jacob John Munch

Jacob John Munch


Admiralty and Maritime Lawyer
Munch & Munch
Tampa, FL
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About Jacob John Munch

Attorney Biography

Jacob Munch is a 36 year lawyer specializing in maritme personal injury and death cases.  He is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and is a former ship's officer.  He handles all types of Jones Act Seaman's cases, cruise ship passenger injury cases and boating accidents.


Practice Areas

 
Admiralty and Maritime Law (90%)
 
Civil Trial Law (5%)
 
Alternative Dispute Resolution (5%)

Résumé - Jacob John Munch

Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Florida
Member in Good Standing
1983

Education

United States Merchant Marine Academy
United States Merchant Marine Academy
B.S. Marine Transportation and Marine En
1979

Tulane University Law School
Tulane University Law School

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Specialty Certifications

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Admiralty & Maritime Law
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
1996

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Civil Trial Law
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
1990

Associations

The Maritime Law Association of the United States
Proctor,
Member
The Maritime Law Association of the United States
1984

American Board of Trial Advocates
Member
American Board of Trial Advocates

Commercial Recognitions

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Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion
2022

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Contact Jacob John Munch

Jacob John Munch
Munch & Munch
600 S Magnolia Ave Suite 325
Tampa, FL 33606
Office: 813-254-1557
Fax: 813-254-5172

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Bar License Information

Membership with The Florida Bar -

Jacob John Munch - Membership information with The Florida Bar - Find more information about Jacob John Munch on The Florida Bar website including the attorney's bar license status, eligibility status and ten year discipline history, if any. Check the Florida bar website to make sure the attorney is a member in good standing with the Florida Bar and currently licensed to practice law in Florida.


Specialty Certification Information

Board Certified in Admiralty Law -

Florida Board Certification in Admiralty or Maritime Law - For Florida's board specialty certification program, the term "Admiralty and Maritime Law" is defined to include the "distinct and separate practice of law dealing with the corpus of rules, concepts, and legal practices governing vessels, the shipping industry, the carrying of goods and passengers by water as well as related maritime concepts."


Florida lawyers certified in Admiralty and Maritime Law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization must meet certain minimum standards for admiralty and maritime law certification in Florida are set out in Rule 6-17.3.


Those standards include the practice of law for at least 5 years (4 years with an LL.M. in admiralty law, ocean law, maritime law or a related field), substantial involvement in the practice of admiralty and maritime law (35% or more during each of the 3 years immediately preceding application), and the completion of 50 hours of approved admiralty and maritime law certification continuing legal education in the 3 years immediately preceding application. The attorney certified in admiralty and maritime law must also submit to peer review and pass a written examination.


Specialist in Civil Trial Law -

Florida Bar Board Certification in Civil Trial Law - For purposes of specialty certification, the Florida Bar defines the term "civil trial law" as the "practice of law dealing with litigation of civil controversies in all areas of law before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators."


Attorneys certified in civil trial law in have met the minimum standards for civil trial law certification, provided in Rule 6-4.3, include the practice of law for at least 5 years, substantial involvement in the specialty of civil trial law (50% or more), handling of at least 15 contested civil cases, including cases before juries as lead counsel, and 50 hours of approved civil trial law certification continuing legal education. Attorneys certified in civil trial law must also submit to peer review and pass a written examination.


Nonprofit Organizations

Maritime Law Association of the United States -

Established in 1899, the Maritime Law Association (MLA) seeks appropriate reforms and uniform interpretation in maritime law, which is the body of law that governs legal controversies and criminal offenses on the high seas.


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