National Advisory Board

The MAA’s National Advisory Board is comprised of exceptional maritime lawyers with national reputations. The National Advisory Board includes chairs of maritime law departments, respected legal scholars, and leaders in the field of maritime alternative dispute resolution.

The members of the National Advisory Board are:
*Member of Executive Committee.

The MAA reviews the qualifications of attorneys applying to serve as arbitrators and mediators. We require neutrals to meet the highest professional and ethical standards, including:
  • Distinguished academic background and professional credentials
  • Admitted to practice law in the United States
  • At least 15 years’ experience in maritime matters
  • Formal education and training or experience in arbitration or mediation
  • Judicial temperament, including fairness, impartiality and courtesy
  • Respect of the maritime bar for ethical conduct and professional ability
  • Additional qualifications established by the MAA
As maritime lawyers, many of our arbitrators and mediators are members of bar associations and other professional organizations at the national, state and local level. The MAA, however, is a completely independent public service organization dedicated to alternative dispute resolution.