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Welcome to Casey & Barnett LLC

A Boutique Law Firm specializing in Transportation

Established in 1999 as a partnership between Martin Casey and Gregory Barnett with a focus in Admiralty and Maritime, International Trade and Insurance law. With the addition of Marc Kunkin and his team, the firm’s presence in the inland marine transportation and insurance areas was expanded. The firm’s operating philosophy is based on providing personalized hands on service that recognizes the need for flexibility for our clients.

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our areas of practice

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Aviation Cargo
  • Builder’s Risk
  • Cargo Losses and Damage
  • Carriage of Goods
  • Charter Party Disputes
  • Compliance
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Law
  • Federal Maritime Commission
  • General Litigation Recovery
  • Insurance Coverage and Defense
  • Jones Act Claims
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Recoveries
  • Motor Carriage
  • Ocean and River Transportation
  • Probate
  • Rail Freight
  • Real Estate
  • Sales and Purchases
  • Self-Storage
  • Shipping Act
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Vessel and Asset Attachments
  • Warehouseman
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Our Attorneys

Martin F. Casey

Martin F. Casey graduated from the State University of New York – Maritime College in 1981 with degrees in meteorology and oceanography. Upon graduation, he sailed as a licensed mate on ocean-going tankers for three years, eventually obtaining a Second Officer’s License.  Mr. Casey graduated from St. John’s Law School in 1986. Since that time he has been involved in all aspects of commercial litigation, specializing particularly in admiralty and maritime, insurance, aviation, railroad

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Gregory G. Barnett

At a young age, Greg experienced handling, launching, repairing, hauling and winterizing boats in his family's boatyard. He then went on to the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point and graduated in 1981 with a B.S. in Marine Engineering.  After graduation Greg sailed as a licensed engineer on ocean-going vessels and integrated tug barge units.  He then came ashore and worked in a shipyard and then for 10 years in the transportation

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Marc I. Kunkin

Mr. Kunkin received his bachelor’s degree in Marine Transportation, with a minor in International Business, from State University of New York - Maritime College in 1993.  In 1993 he also obtained a U.S. Coast Guard Unlimited Third Mate’s license. After obtaining his law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1996, he was admitted to the New York and New Jersey bars, as well as the Federal Courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of

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Christopher M. Schierloh

Christopher Schierloh graduated from the State University of New York – Maritime College 1993. Upon graduation, Mr. Schierloh sailed as a licensed deck officer aboard ocean-going tankers and integrated tug/barge units in capacities up to and including Chief Officer. Mr. Schierloh handles cargo claims, recreation marine casualties, and construction litigation.  Mr. Schierloh graduated from Hofstra University School of Law in 2005.

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Teresa H. Dooley

Teresa H. Dooley received her bachelor's degree in Economics, with a minor in Business Administration, from Longwood University in 2003. Upon graduation, she was an insurance adjuster handling inland marine, commercial auto liability, commercial generally liability, and commercial property claims. After obtaining her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2013, she was admitted to the New York and New Jersey bars, as well as the Federal Courts in the Southern and Eastern

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Virginia S. Ryan

Virginia graduated Summa Cum Laude from Fordham University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science and Rutger’s University in 1989 with her Juris Doctor.  In 1993 she received a Masters of Law degree from New York University specializing in Taxation.  She is admitted to the New York Bar and is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Ryan started her own firm in 1998. In 2021 Ms. Ryan joined our firm specializing in sophisticated estate planning

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Casey Suhovsky

Ms. Suhovsky has over 30 years’ experience working at midsize law firms and for in-house counsel at various corporations. Ms. Suhovsky works as our office manager and a paralegal. She works closely with the partners and assists with all administrative duties related to running a small office as well as accounts payable, accounts receivable, invoicing, and other accounting tasks. Ms. Suhovsky assists five attorneys with their cases in all phases from opening files, drafting

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Kimberley Crossen

Ms. Crossen has over 30 years’ experience at several large and midsize law firms. Ms. Crossen supports the inland marine transportation and coverage practice group, and assists litigation attorneys in all phases of lawsuits, from filing through trial, as well as mediations and arbitrations. Ms. Crossen also assists with accounts payable, accounts receivable, invoicing, and other accounting and administrative projects.

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George R. Zacharkow

Mr. Zacharkow graduated from Tulane University School of Law in 1980, where he concentrated on admiralty and maritime law. Thereafter, he was admitted to the bars for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and State of New Jersey. The focus of his practice is on admiralty and maritime, transportation, insurance, and commercial litigation matters stemming from the commercial activities involving the ports along the Delaware River. However, he also has been called upon by his clients

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our clients

The firm’s clients include corporations, insurance companies, shipping companies, freight forwarders, and charterers that range from Fortune 500 companies to individuals that are located throughout the North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

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