Jiménez, Graffam & Lausell was founded in 1968 as an admiralty and maritime law firm. For 50 years we have continued to diversify and develop strong and lasting attorney-client relationships within Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, the United States, Central and South America, Europe, and Japan.

The Firm opened as an admiralty and maritime specialist. Over 50 years it expanded and diversified its areas of practice. We are currently recognized in fields such as complex litigation, labor and employment, medical malpractice, insurance defense, transportation, commercial distributorship, personal injury, alternate dispute resolution, construction, corporate and business consulting.

We have ample experience in products liability, government regulated markets, environmental law, copyright, trademark and antitrust. Every day we appear before local and federal courts at all levels, in arbitration and mediation proceedings, and before many different administrative agencies.

We work together in an efficient team environment. Three basic principles guide us: integrity, excellence, and dedication.

We offer a broad range of backgrounds, education and expertise: merchant mariners, a former Navy officer, charter boat captain, civil engineer, certified public accountant, law school instructors and former judicial clerks at the Puerto Rico Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals and Federal District Court. All are deeply involved in community activities and civil projects. We are passionate about what we do.

Some of Our Clients

Admiralty, Maritime and Transportation
  • American Tugs, Inc.
  • American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association, Inc.
  • Assuranceforeningen Skuld
  • Borinken Towing & Salvage, LLC
  • British Marine Mutual Insurance Association Ltd.
  • Castillo Water Sports
  • Crowley Maritime Corporation, LLC.
  • Diversified Marine International, Inc.
  • Ferries del Caribe Group
  • Hapag-Lloyd, A.G.
  • Hornbeck Offshore Operators, LLC
  • International Transport Intermediaries Club, Ltd.
  • Maersk Lines
  • McAllister Towing and Transportation Co., Inc.
  • Noord Nederlandsche P&I Club
  • Norwegian Hull Club
  • Osprey Underwriters Agency, Ltd.
  • Steamship Insurance Management Services Limited
  • Britannia Steamship Insurance Association Limited
  • Charterers Mutual Association, Ltd.
  • London Steamship Owner's Mutual Insurance Association Ltd.
  • North Of England P&I Association
  • Shipowners Mutual P&I Association
  • Standard Steamship Owners P&I Association
  • United Kingdom Mutual Steamship Assurance Association (Bermuda) Ltd.
  • West of England Shipowners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association
  • Through Transport Mutual Insurance Association
  • TOTE Maritime
  • Water Quality Insurance Syndicate
  • Water Spirit Line, Inc.
  • Willis Limited
Alternate Dispute Resolution:

  • Crowley Maritime Corporation
  • General Motors, LLC
  • P.R. Dairy Farmers Association
  • True Blue, Inc.
Civil Litigation:

  • Castillo Water Sports
  • Deya Elevators
  • Electric Insurance Company
  • Ernst & Young
  • General Electric
  • General Motors, LLC
  • Jostens, Inc.
  • P.R. Dairy Farmers Association
  • Prime Insurance, Co.
  • Supermercados Maximo, Inc. (SuperMax)
Construction:

  • Centro Comprensivo de Cáncer
  • Crowley Maritime Corporation
Corporate and Business:

  • Crowley Maritime Corporation
  • First Bank Puerto Rico
  • Hyatt Hotels
Labor & Employment

  • BP Products North America, Inc.
  • Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association
  • Castillo Water Sports
  • Crowley Maritime Corporation
  • Hyatt Hotels
  • Kenneth Cole
  • McAllister Towing and Transportation Co., Inc.
  • Michael Kors, Inc.
  • Republic Services
  • Supermercados Máximo, Inc. (SuperMax)
  • TOTE Maritime
  • True Blue, Inc.
  • Nouvelle D'Spa
  • Gustazos
  • Interval Leisure Group
  • Diversified Marine International, Inc.
  • Centro Comprensivo de Cáncer

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