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James D. Skeen - Baltimore, MD

911 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21201

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Updated: 01/10/2012

Baltimore Property Law - Subrogation/Recovery Lawyer


Jim Skeen, a Proctor in Admiralty in the U.S. Maritime Law Association for over 30 years, has expanded his representation of marine insurance companies to property insurers for inland marine and other property losses including roof collapses, water damage, and other common property subrogation claims...

Jim Skeen, a Proctor in Admiralty in the U.S. Maritime Law Association for over 30 years, has expanded his representation of marine insurance companies to property insurers for inland marine and other property losses including roof collapses, water damage, and other common property subrogation claims. His extensive experience in the State and Federal Courts of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, provides for consistent and low cost recovery in losses ranging from $10,000 to $1,000,000.

As a consequence of his experience in maritime and transportation related matters, he has successfully represented trucking companies, warehouseman, stevedores, shippers, cargo underwriters, marinas, freight forwarders, customhouse brokers, and other transportation related businesses in various matters both as plaintiffs and defendants.

Jim has lived in the Baltimore area his entire life. He graduated from the Baltimore County public schools and went on to graduate from Cornell University, where he played on the first National Champion Lacrosse team in 1971. In his free time, he enjoys visiting his two grown children, playing tennis, biking, and hiking.

About James D. Skeen

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Property Law - Subrogation/Recovery
  • Marine
  • Inland Marine
  • General Property Insurance
  • Coverage Issues and Defense
  • Cargo And Freight Claims
  • NVOCC/Freight Forwarders
  • Truckers
  • Rail Carriers
  • Warehousemen
  • Stevedores/Terminal Operators and Air Carriers
  • Maritime Claims Involving Vessel Arrest/Attachments
  • Marinas
  • Debt Collection
  • Collisions or Salvage
  • Recreational Boating Claims
  • Property Damage and Personal Injury/Death
  • Maritime Personal Injury
  • Jones Act Seaman
  • Longshoreman and Harbor Workers


  • 98%

Representative Clients

  • Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co.
  • Marine Office of American Corp.
  • Nationwide Insurance Co.
  • New Hampshire Insurance Co.
  • McLarens Toplis
  • A.I. Marine Adjusters, Inc.
  • Gradmann & Holler
  • GmbH, Hamburg
  • Royal Insurance Company
  • The Home Insurance Company
  • Arkwright-Boston Insurance Co.
  • Mitsui Claims Service Corp.
  • Lloyd’s Underwriters Claims
  • American International Recovery, Inc.
  • Chubb Group of Insurance Cos.
  • St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Co.
  • Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co.
  • The Hartford Insurance Co.
  • Safeco Insurance Co.
  • The Philadelphia Insurance Cos.
  • Cambridge Integrated Services, Inc.
  • Schenkers, Inc.


Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1978
  • District of Columbia, 1985
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Other Affiliations

  • Marine Insurance Claims Association
  • Association of Transportation Practitioners
  • Maritime Law Association of U.S.
  • Traffic Club of Baltimore

Classes and Seminars

  • Seminars to Recovery Forum, Cargo/Freight Claims, N.Y., Center for Port Related Industries
  • Seminars, Marina Contracts, Powers Boat Squadron


  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, 1978
  • Cornell University, 1972
    Major: Economics



  • Boston: Looney & Grossman, LLP
  • Clausen Miller, PC
  • Jacobson, Brandvik & Anderson, Ltd.
  • Asperger Associates, LLC
  • Horvath & Weaver, PC
  • Fort Lauderdale: Peter M. Commette, PA
  • Houston: Julian & Seele, PC
  • Jacksonville: Sullivan & Company; Holland & Knight, LLP
  • Los Angeles: Sands Lerner, PC
  • Gelpi, Sullivan & Carroll, PC
  • Montgomery, Barnett, Brown, Read, Hammond & Mintz, LLP
  • Sutterfield & Webb, LLC
  • Holland & Knight, LLP
  • Blank Rome, LLP
  • Waesche, Sheinbaum & O’Regan, PC
  • Bigham, Englar, Jones & Houston
  • Gilmartin, Poster & Shafto, LLP
  • Kirlin, Campbell & Keating
  • Chalos, O'Connor & Duffy, LLP
  • Freehill, Hogan & Mahar, LLP
  • Hill Rivkins, LLP
  • Badiak & Will, LLP
  • Yorkston W. Grist, PC
  • Dougherty, Ryan, Giuffra, Zambito & Barra
  • Friedman, James & Buchsbaum, LLP
  • Graham, Miller, Neandross, Mullin & Roonan, LLC
  • Mahoney & Keane, LLP
  • David L. Mazaroli; Nicoletti, Hornig & Sweeney
  • Lyons & Flood, LLP
  • Montagna & Montagna, PC
  • Montagna & Montagna, PC
  • Rutter Mills, LLP
  • Rutter Mills, LLP
  • Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, PLC
  • Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, PLC
  • Bullivant, Houser, Bailey, PC
  • Bullivant, Houser, Bailey, PC
  • Gibson Robb & Lindh, LLP
  • Gibson Robb & Lindh, LLP
  • Mattioni, Ltd.
  • Mattioni, Ltd.
  • Margolis Edelstein
  • Margolis Edelstein
  • Clark & Clark
  • Clark & Clark
  • Hunter, MacLean, Exley & Dunn, PC
  • Hunter, MacLean, Exley & Dunn, PC
  • Sproule, Castonguay & Pollack
  • Sproule, Castonguay & Pollack


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • Daily Record on Transportation law

Office Information


911 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21201


  • (410) 625-2292


Other Sources of Feedback About James D. Skeen

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Past Lists

  • 2022 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Maryland Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Maryland Super Lawyers list

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  • Maryland Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2010
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Litigator

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