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Robert Louis Gardana

Robert Louis Gardana


Admiralty and Maritime Lawyer
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Miami, FL

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Attorney Biography

Robert L. Gardana, Esq., practices maritime law in Miami, Florida, the cruise ship capital of the world. Mr. Gardana is licensed by the United States Coast Guard as a Master 100 GT, and has practiced all aspects of maritime law for over 35 years. He is a Proctor in Admiralty with the Maritime Law Asocoation of the United States, Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubble, Chair-Elect of of the American Bar Association-TIPS Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee for 2018-2019, and is Chair of the Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee (2017-2018).

Mr. Gardana's client list includes internationally recognized Boat Builders, including Hydra-Sports Custom Boats LLC, local boat yards, marinas and other maritime interests in Southeast Florida, and has represented both injured crew and passengers. Mr. Gardana is a publshed author on Maritime Security Law in the Florida Bar Publication, Maritime Practice Guide, 5th Edition, soon to be released by Lexis Nexis.

Mr. Gardana is a an avid boater, fisherman, and through his efforts with the Florida Bar Admiralty Law Commitees has launched numerous CLE and certification seminars throughout South Florida including at the University of Miami and Saint Thomas University Law Schools.


Practice Areas

 
Admiralty and Maritime Law (100%)

Résumé - Robert Louis Gardana

Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Florida
Member in Good Standing
1979

Education

St. Mary's University School of Law
1979

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
2015

Awards & Recognitions

Admiralty and Maritime Law
The Florida Bar
2015

Federal Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court - Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court - Southern District of Florida

United States Supreme Court

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Robert Louis Gardana
Law Office Of Robert Louis Gardana
12350 Sw 132nd Ct Suite 204
Miami, FL 33186
www.boatlawyer.com
Office: 303-358-0000
Office: 305-358-0000
Fax: 305-358-1680

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Bar Membership Information

Membership with The Florida Bar -

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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.



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