Theodore H. Adkinson, Of Counsel

One World Trade Center, Suite 2350
Long Beach CA 90831

Direct Line: (310) 448-2995
tha@tradeandcargo.com

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Mr. Adkinson has been a practicing attorney for over twenty years, with more than eighteen of those in the transportation field. Mr. Adkinson has represented vessel and yacht owners, terminal operators, trucking companies, shipping companies and warehouse operators in state and federal courts. He is responsible for all aspects of litigation, including discovery, mediation, trial and appeal.

Mr. Adkinson’s litigation practice has encompassed a wide range of maritime issues covering cargo, environmental and personal injury claims. In addition, Mr. Adkinson has engaged in a wide variety of business litigation, including product and premises liability, intellectual property and general contractual claims. Mr. Adkinson is licensed to practice in all the state and federal courts of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Notable accomplishments include a published Ninth Circuit opinion (http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1043334.html) and Mr. Adkinson’s recent $4 million federal jury award for his client in a breach of warranty on a luxury yacht, including a $2.375 million civil penalty for the yacht manufacturer’s willful refusal to honor its warranty.

Mr. Adkinson also assists clients with transactional work, including business formation and purchase and sale agreements.

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    Practice Areas

    Litigation, transactions and consultation, and regulatory compliance in the following areas:Admiralty/maritime;Transportation, logistics, and warehousing;Insurance coverage for insurance and risk-management interests;International trade;Business formation; andPurchase and sale agreements.

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    Education

    Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude;Colgate University.

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    Bar and Court Admissions

    State Bar of California;All United States District Courts in the State of California; andNinth Circuit Court of Appeal;