Linda D. Lin

Linda D. Lin

New York, New York
(212) 220-3811
(212) 220-3780

Prior to joining the firm, Linda was associated with Keesal Young & Logan LLP in California, and she was also a Hong Kong registered American lawyer having worked in Keesal Young & Logan's Hong Kong office. She has handled a variety of maritime and admiralty litigation for ship owners, cruise lines, NVOCCs, freight forwarders, terminal operators and their underwriters. She has extensive experience in cargo claims, charter party dispute, vessel arrests and releases, collection and personal injury matters in both state and federal courts. She has also handled litigation and arbitration in interstate transportation matters, including but not limited to, cargo claims, collection of freight, demurrage and detention, and personal injury defense.

Before Linda came to the U.S. from China for law school, she worked as an assistant judge in Dalian Maritime Court. Her article, The Standard of Compensation for Death and Personal Injuries at Sea in China, was published in the People's Court Daily, a nationwide newspaper, on August 30, 2000. This article is also published on the China Judge website of In addition, a case she tried is published in a case book by the Supreme Court of China.

Linda graduated from Tulane Law School in 2002 with LL.M. at Admiralty Law. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York and a member of New York State Bar Association. She obtained LL.B and LL.M in International Economical Law in Dalian Maritime University.

Areas of Practice

  • Admiralty Litigation
  • International and Maritime Arbitration
  • Charter Parties and Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Marine Insurance

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2008
  • New York, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2008


  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • L.L.M. - 2002
    • Major: Admiralty Law
  • Dalian Maritime University, China
    • L.L.B. - 1997
    • Major: International Maritime Law
  • Dalian Maritime University, China
    • L.L.M. - 2001
    • Major: International Economical Law

Published Works

  • The Standard of Compensation for Death and Personal Injuries at Sea in China, People's Court Daily, 2000

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Bar Association, Member
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Dalian Maritime Court, Assistant Judge
  • Keesal, Young & Logan, Associate