Serving the Maritime Needs of Clients Throughout Florida

Sutter Maritime, LLC handles Maritime disputes throughout the State of Florida. Howard Sutter is Board Certified by the Florida Bar Association as a specialist in Admiralty and Maritime cases. Mr. Sutter is admitted to practice in the Northern, Middle and Southern District Courts, which together cover the entire State of Florida for Federal matters. Our geographic coverage area also includes all of the State Circuit Courts. We have litigated in every major city in the State of Florida.

We pride ourselves on fully preparing a matter for trial whether it looks like the case will settle or not. A case will not be settled until the client is satisfied with the outcome. If the client is not satisfied with a proposed settlement, the case will be taken to trial.

Because Sutter Maritime specializes in maritime litigation, we maintain a list of maritime experts, who are always needed in complicated cases. Let us put our experience and our team of experts to work for you.

We take pride in our use of technology to better serve our clients. We take advantage of on-line legal research, scanning technology, and electronic transfer of documents. Our firm maintains a near paperless office to better process cases. We use video conferencing to expand our investigation of cases and save our clients money.

We go to great lengths to be available to our clients. Our goal is to win each case, satisfy each and every client, and keep our clients fully informed of the progress of their cases at all times.

  • Vessel Arrests

    Even among Admiralty lawyers, vessel arrests are a "specialty." The arrest of a vessel often presents in a short window of opportunity, and it is important to have counsel who understand the process and can manage an arrest promptly while protecting your interests. I have substantial practical experience in the arrest of vessels.

  • Boating Accidents

    A boating accident is not anything like an automobile accident where the law is concerned. You want a lawyer who understands boats, the environment in which they operate, how they should be operated, and how they are often mishandled. I have 50 years of boating experience, inshore and offshore, sail and power. My experience helps me to understand issues so that they can be addressed properly in the legal arena.