Lawrence J. Bowles

Lawrence J. Bowles

Of CounselNew York, NY

T: (212) 448-1100

F: (212) 448-0066




Larry Bowles has practiced in the maritime field for more than 30 years, developing an expertise in marine casualty, insurance, products liability and environmental issues.  Representing shipowners, charterers, insurers, manufacturers and other commercial interests, Mr. Bowles has built an international reputation as an aggressive and effective litigator.  His trial experience has focused on collisions, groundings and other casualties, environmental damage claims, insurance disputes, product liability claims, charter party disputes and disputes concerning the purchase and sale of vessels.  In large oil spill litigation, he has worked closely with clients and cleanup contractors in minimizing environmental damage claims and collecting contribution and/or indemnity from parties responsible for the spills.  Where possible and in the interest of his clients, he has avoided litigation through successful negotiation of settlements or transfer of disputes to more advantageous forums.  He has served as an arbitrator or as a mediator in a number of cases.

Larry has been a speaker in several seminars regarding marine casualties including oil pollution.

Based upon peer review, Larry has been consistently rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale Hubble, listed in the “Who’s Who of Shipping & Maritime Lawyers” and the “New York Super Lawyers” and the “Best lawyers in America”. For 2012, Larry was named by "Best Lawyers" as "Lawyer of the Year" in Admiralty and Maritime Law in New York City.