Samuel P. Blatchley


Sam Blatchley, Chair of the firm's Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group, represents clients in litigation matters with a focus on admiralty and maritime law. He represents vessel owners and operators, charterers, construction and dredging firms, freight forwarders, inland carriers, lenders, marina operators, marine surveyors, marine trades providers, stevedores, and terminal operators in maritime litigation, as well as in marine-related commercial and corporate transactions. Sam’s practice covers an array of maritime disputes, including maritime collisions and casualties, charter party and marine services agreements, personal injury and death claims, Admiralty Rules B, C and D actions, and insurance coverage disputes. He also handles maritime financing, purchase and charter, documentation, and registration matters in connection with both commercial vessels and private yachts.



Tulane University Law School, J.D., Maritime Law Certificate; Tulane Maritime Law Journal, Notes and Comments Editor

University of Wisconsin, Madison, B.A., With Honors & With Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions


Rhode Island

New York

U.S. District Court, Massachusetts

U.S. District Court, Connecticut

U.S. District Court, Rhode Island

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

125 Years