QUONSET, R.I. — Sitting in his new law office, John K. Fulweiler is now closer to his first love, the ocean. Formerly of New York, John announced this month that he has opened his own maritime law practice. “I’ve been with a larger firm for more than ten years,” John says. “That experience has been great, but the timing is right to offer a level of service and economy that I believe is sometimes tough to achieve in that setting.” John’s principal office is at the port in Quonset Point, Rhode Island with satellite offices in Manhattan and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
John explains that his law firm will specialize in admiralty and maritime claims. He plans on continuing to represent business owners, vessel operators, shipyards, marinas as well as individuals. “I worked on the commercial marine side before law school,” he says. “And so, with that experience I sort of see more eye-to-eye with a lot of my clients which means getting better results or finding solutions that make practical sense.”
Graduating from the marine affairs program at the University of Rhode Island, John attended law school in Arkansas and began practicing admiralty law in New York in 1998. He is admitted to the federal and state bars of numerous jurisdictions including Florida, New York, and Rhode Island and possesses extensive experience prosecuting and defending maritime claims as well as composing and negotiating maritime contracts. John also holds a United States Coast Guard master’s license. His new firm’s website address is www.fulweilerlaw.com.