James F. Sweeney III

James F. Sweeney III

New York, New York
212-220-3830 (Office)
917-822-4631 (Office)
JAMES F. SWEENEY, III admitted to bar, 1980, New York.  Education:  Ithaca College (B.A., 1976); St. John's University (J.D., 1979).  Phi Delta Phi. Member: New York County Lawyers' Association; The Maritime Law Association of the United States; Associate Member, American Association of Average Adjusters.  CONCENTRATION: Admiralty Law; Insurance Law; Trial and Civil Litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • Admiralty Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Trial and Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007


  • St. John's University School of Law, Jamaica, New York
    • J.D. - 1979
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York
    • B.A. - 1976

Published Works

  • Rotterdam Rules: the immediate past and future, Chinese Journal of Maritime Law, Vol. 27, No. 1, March 2016

Honors and Awards

  • Chambers Global List of Leading Lawyers (Shipping: Litigation); Named as one of New York's "Super Lawyers" Metro Edition (Transportation/Maritime) [current]

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Member
  • New York County Lawyers' Association, Member
  • American Association of Average Adjusters, Associate Member