Practice Description - Throughout the nation, Tim represents
commercial mariners, commercial fishermen, recreational
boaters, cruise ship passengers, and others injured on
navigable waters and ashore.

Education - St. John’s University School of Law 1993, SUNY
Maritime College - Marine Engineering 1981, Third Asst
Engineer - Steam & Motor Vessels - Unlimited Horsepower

Tim Akpinar Contact Information:





(718) 224-9824

250-02 Northern Blvd
Little Neck, New York 11363

P.O. Box 620766
Little Neck, New York 11362
Legal - More than twenty years of
experience with injury, medical,
property, cargo, and collision claims

Engineering - Eleven years experience
in steam turbine power plant operations
and engineering, including power plant
shift supervisor, maintenance engineer,
and environmental engineer
Professor Anthony DiLernia
and maritime lawyer Tim
Akpinar at Kingsborough
Community College.
Professor DiLernia is
Program Director for the
Maritime Technology
Program at KCC and holds
USCG master's license.
The program offers an
Associate Degree. Tim
addressed the Maritime
Technology class on legal
issues facing mariners
today. These included legal
rights of vessel crews,
criminal liability, the Jones
Act, limitation of liability,
salvage law, recent
developments in Coast
Guard regs for alcohol
testing, and other maritime
law topics.
International piracy
incidents have
become more
prevalent in recent
years. After the
Maersk Alabama
incident, the crew
filed a federal law-
suit involving a
number of maritime
law issues and
causes of action -
Tel:      (718)224-9824
Maritime Attorney Profile
Maritime Attorney - Maritime Lawyer - Admiralty Law - Marine Law - Inland, Offshore, International, Navigable Waters
Academic - Tim taught law at SUNY
Maritime College and the MBA Program
of Southern New Hampshire University.
Training - U.S. Military Sealift
Command Firefighting School. Trained
power plant personnel in hazardous
waste management. Trained N.Y.C.
firefighters in electric generating
station hazards in an orientation
program for emergency response
workers, hazards including 138,000
volt equipment, chemical storage, fuel
oil storage
Affiliations - Gulf Coast Mariner's  
Association, Association of Trial
Lawyers of America, Maritime Law
Association of the United States,
Society of Naval Architects and Marine
See The Law of
Maritime Collision,
by Tim Akpinar;
reprinted with the
permission of
WorkBoat. Use the
menu bar to the left
to go to the page
Commercial Ves-
sels. There is a link
to the article there
Workboat article
about Maritime
Lawsuit  against
Maersk Line and
Engine Room Watch on Empire State V.
The training ship, formerly
USNS Barrett,
had originally been intended as the
President Jackson. The ship was single
screw, turned by a double reduction gear
steam turbine fed by oil-fired superheated
boilers. The turbines were General Electric
and the boilers were Babcock & Wilcox.
Barrett served as a troop transport
during Vietnam and Korea.
In a recent issue of Long
Island Boating World, Tim
covers the subject of the
admissibility of expert
witness testimony in
boating accidents.

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