Howard T. Sutter

Bio:

Mr. Sutter was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He has lived in the Jacksonville area for more than 10 years. Mr. Sutter graduated from Florida International University in 1976 with a degree in Business Management. He received his Law Degree from Nova Southeastern Law Center in Ft. Lauderdale in 1980. Mr. Sutter began his legal career as an associate with an Admiralty firm in Miami. Since that time, he has always focused on Admiralty law, and has handled a wide variety of admiralty and maritime cases, including cargo claims, collision, limitation of liability, personal injury, salvage, marina liability, vessel arrests, seamen and longshoreman injuries, various types of liens, warranty issues, vessel mortgage and documentation, salvage, vessel fires and vessel repair disputes. Mr. Sutter also has substantial experience in real estate, and has been lead counsel of record in approximately 30 appellate matters.

Mr. Sutter is Board Certified by the State of Florida as a specialist in Admiralty and Maritime Law. He is admitted to practice in the State Courts of Florida. He has handled appeals in the first, third, fourth and fifth District Courts of Appeal in the State of Florida. Mr. Sutter is admitted to practice in each of the Florida Federal District Court divisions, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court for Federal Appellate matters. Mr. Sutter is a member of The Florida Bar, the Jacksonville Bar Association, The Jacksonville Federal Bar Association, and the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute. Mr. Sutter has been a featured speaker on several occasions at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences on Key Biscayne, Florida on the topics of the law of finds, the law of salvage, and maritime liens.

Mr. Sutter has been married to Judy Sutter for more than 20 years and together they have three girls. Mr. Sutter is an avid racing and cruising sailor and boating enthusiast and is a member of the Florida Yacht Club in Jacksonville. Mr. Sutter is one of those rare admiralty lawyers who does own a boat. Mr. Sutter has substantial inshore and offshore experience in small boats, ranging in size from dinghies to power and sailing yachts in the 50 foot range.

Education:

Florida International University, BA in Business Management
Nova Southeastern Law Center,

Memberships:

The Florida Bar, the Jacksonville Bar Association, The Jacksonville Federal Bar Association, and the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute

Certifications:

Board Certified by the State of Florida as a specialist in Admiralty and Maritime Law