• Connecticut
  • New York


  • Maritime Law Association of the United States


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, JD
  • U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, MS, with honors
  • U.S. Naval Academy, BS
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Alan M. Weigel

Of Counsel

New York, NY v. +1.212.885.5350 f. +1.917.332.3836 m. +1.860.334.7431

Alan Weigel is a member of our Maritime Emergency Response Team (“MERT”).

Alan Weigel concentrates his practice in the area of commercial and insurance litigation and arbitration, with particular emphasis on the maritime industry.  Mr. Weigel represents clients in a wide variety of both domestic and international maritime, commercial, and insurance matters, including:

  • maritime casualties, including vessel collisions, groundings and oil spills
  • maritime limitation of liability actions and vessel arrests
  • charter party disputes, including arbitrations under SMA rules
  • COGSA and multi-modal cargo damage claims
  • vessel management contract disputes
  • maritime environmental issues
  • maritime insurance matters
  • maritime personal injury defense

Mr. Weigel is a 1979 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a 1987 distinguished graduate of the United States Naval Postgraduate School.  During his twenty year career as a submarine officer in the United States Navy he attained the rank of Commander and developed focused skills as both a deck officer and engineer, as well as in deep ocean search and salvage.  He commanded a Deep Submergence Vehicle and served ashore in a variety of staff positions.


  • Successfully defended owner of container vessel in litigation involving $40 million personal claims injury arising from alleged collision with fishing vessel
  • Representation of vessel owner in complex three vessel collision litigation
  • Representation of vessel owner in limitation of liability action involving multiple cargo damage claims totaling $100 million
  • Arbitral resolution of dispute regarding ship management contract
  • Defended vessel owner in litigation involving $1 million seaman’s wage penalty claim
  • Representation of owner of cruise vessel in litigation involving $20 million passenger emotional distress claims arising from heavy weather
  • Representation of cargo vessel owner in collision with U.S. Navy nuclear submarine
  • Numerous cargo damage, vessel damage, collision, allision, and grounding investigations and litigations


Mr. Weigel recently served on the U.S. Maritime Law Association’s study group on the UNESCO Underwater Cultural Heritage Convention.