John A.V. Nicoletti


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John Nicoletti is the managing partner of the firm. John represents the interests of major international and domestic underwriters in federal and state courts throughout the United States. He advises clients on a full range of insurance and reinsurance matters, with a focus on marine, inland marine, commercial property & casualty and energy insurance. John also counsels clients following pollution incidents on how to respond to the incident in compliance with federal and state law (e.g., Oil Pollution Act of 1990, Clean Water Act, CERCLA and state equivalents), on coordinating withgovernmental agencies responding to the incident, and on how to manage third-party claims arising out of the incident. In addition, John regularly represents a variety of interests in the shipping and transportation industries in federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration, throughout the United States in connection with lawsuits arising out of maritime casualties, pollution incidents, cargo damage, charter party disputes, maritime liens, salvage, personal injury and commercial disputes.

2016 - AV(R) - AV Preeminent(R) - John A. V. Nicoletti - Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards

Bar Admissions:

New York
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Northern District of New York
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Third Circuit Court of Appeals
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court


Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1977
New York University, B.A., 1974
Honors: Cum Laude

Honors and Awards:

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Chambers USA: Transportation: Shipping: Litigation (2009 - Present)
The Best Lawyers in America (Maritime, 2006 - Present)
The New York Area's Best Lawyers (Maritime, 2006 - Present)
Super Lawyers, New York Metro Edition (Insurance Coverage, 2006 - Present)
US Legal 500: Litigation: Insurance: Shipping (2007)
Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Maritime Law Association of the United States, Proctor in Admiralty and Member, Committee on Marine Insurance
American Bar Association
Fellows of the American Bar Foundation