Carl R. Nelson is Board Certified in Admiralty and Maritime Law by The Florida Bar. He has extensive experience litigating admiralty and maritime law cases involving environmental protection laws (including class actions), collisions, cargo damage, injury and death, charter party disputes, insurance coverage issues, salvage claims, mortgage foreclosures, admiralty limitation of liability actions and is considered a leading expert in the application of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.
He also has extensive experience in commercial litigation, including products liability cases, defense of class actions and qui tam proceedings, representation of Receivers in SEC enforcement actions, and representation of insurers on business practices and coverage issues at trial and on appeal. His appellate practice experience includes cases litigated in state and federal courts.
Carl has been named to The Best Lawyers in America® list consecutively since 2005 and named to the Florida Super Lawyers list each year since 2007. He has garnered an AV® Preeminent distinction, the highest available mark for professional excellence from Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings.