Virginia Maritime Lawyer Richard J. Serpe

Richard J. Serpe - Maritime LawyerAttorney Richard Serpe has a Masters Degree (LLM) in maritime law from Tulane University School of Law, and has obtained the highest ranking (Proctor) from the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He has successfully prosecuted cases under the Jones Act, bringing fair and just compensation to sailors who were injured while performing their duties. His main office is located just minutes from many of the major shipyards and ship repair companies in Norfolk.

Richard Serpe has years of experience in protecting the rights of injured seamen. He knows how the insurers of commercial vessels will do everything they can to minimize their financial liability, even if it is at the expense of decent treatment for the injured.

If you have been injured while working on a commercial vessel, your main concern should be getting back on your feet. Worrying about medical bills, an inability to work, or an uncertain future should not add to your burden. Richard Serpe will handle your case with all the respect and dedication that it deserves.

Under the law, workers who are not seamen, but who work on or over water have rights under the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act. This class of workers has a wide scope of rights for injuries they receive while working on and around vessels. Knowing which law applies, and how to protect the full rights of these workers is a specialty that Richard Serpe has worked hard to master.


Richard Serpe’s Professional Honors:

– Rated 10/10 – “Superb”  by the respected online attorney rating service,
– Listed in The Best Lawyers in America ® since 2006
– Received an AV rating from the Martindale-Hubbell law directory, which is the highest given
– Named a “Super Lawyer” – among the top 5 percent of lawyers in Virginia since 2006
– Listed as a Top 100 Virginia Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers 2014-2015


Norfolk Maritime Lawyer Richard Serpe

Our Main Office is Located in Downtown Norfolk

Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer

Richard Serpe also specializes in accident and injury cases involving commercial vehicle accidents, automobile negligence, wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, and products liability cases.  A substantial portion of his practice is devoted to the representation of injured children. He is a highly skilled trial attorney with a reputation for meticulous trial preparation and presentation. He is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. He has a tremendous track record of success in obtaining substantial jury verdicts and settlements for his clients.