ADMIRALTY LAW CUSTOMIZED TO INDIVIDUAL CLIENTS
The firm represents leading companies in the marine industry and handles litigation throughout the Midwest and South. Tonkin & Mondl clients include barge and towing companies, harbor services, terminal operators, marine insurers and other companies involved in marine commerce on the inland rivers.
Much of the firm’s work involves shipping by barge and towboat on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Tonkin & Mondl defends vessel owners in seamen’s injury cases and handles litigation involving vessel collisions and sinkings, cargo damage, and damage to marine structures. The firm is involved in litigation and claims regarding yachts, marinas and passenger boats. It represents clients in disputes over marine contracts and marine insurance coverage. The firm handles transactional matters, including the sale or charter of vessels, operating agreements between companies, and the sale of maritime businesses. It also advises and represents clients in regulatory matters, such as compliance with operating and environmental regulations, U.S. Coast Guard licensing and enforcement proceedings, and Corps of Engineers permitting for construction in or near navigable water.
Tonkin & Mondl lawyers are experienced and highly rated. The firm is 'AV' rated and has been listed for many years in the Martindale-Hubbell Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers in admiralty law. Firm lawyers have also been designated Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, and speak frequently at seminars on admiralty law. The founders of the firm, Simon Tonkin and Jim Mondl, have specialized in maritime litigation for decades and have extensive trial experience.
SIMON TONKIN JAMES K. MONDL