Practice areas

Transportation/Maritime, Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff, Workers’ Compensation: Claimant

Focus areas

Admiralty & Maritime Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury – Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

Lyle C. Cavin, Jr. boasts 47 years of experience as a trial attorney, with a focus on maritime law and the representation of seamen, longshoremen, and fishermen. He obtained his J.D. from Golden Gate Law School and holds memberships in esteemed legal associations, including the American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. Additionally, he has served as both a board member and past President of the Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association. Lyle is authorized to practice in all federal and state courts within California, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.

Moreover, Lyle is an esteemed member and fellow of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and he formerly held the position of National Chairman for the Admiralty Section of the American Association for Justice. His legal acumen extends to both state and federal courtrooms, where he has amassed extensive trial experience. Notably, he contributed to maritime seminars, including the 1985 joint meeting of the American and English American Bar Associations in London, where he delivered a speech on maritime punitive damages. His scholarly contributions encompass articles on maritime law, covering topics such as The Unseaworthiness Doctrine and Seaman’s Assault, as well as Pleasure Craft Personal Injury. He has played a pivotal role in several groundbreaking decisions benefiting maritime workers and has actively participated in educational panels focusing on maritime law.

Specializing in successfully pursuing injury or wrongful death claims under the Jones Act necessitates a profound grasp of U.S. maritime law. Our firm has cultivated a reliable network of proficient maritime attorneys and experts across the nation. Engaging our services provides you with more than just legal representation – you gain access to a team of capable legal professionals led by senior lawyer Lyle C. Cavin, Jr. Notably recognized by the Martindale-Hubbell peer rating survey as one of 2010’s foremost lawyers in admiralty/maritime law, Lyle brings a wealth of expertise to your legal needs.

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