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Christopher R. Fertig

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Transportation & Maritime Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fertig & Gramling
200 SE 13th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: 954-546-7843
Fax: 954-763-5412
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed in Florida Since: 1976
Practice Areas: Transportation/Maritime (80%), Insurance Coverage (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Christopher R. Fertig is a founding partner of Fertig & Gramling law firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A forensic litigator and nationally ranked trial attorney, Mr. Fertig has more than 44 years of total legal experience, and he focuses his practice primarily on maritime and admiralty law, as well as insurance law, professional and general liability, and fraud.

Regarded as a leader in maritime law, Mr. Fertig is formerly a licensed captain, and he has been an active member of the Maritime Law Association for many years, obtaining the designation of proctor in Admiralty. In addition, he is an active member of the International Association of Marine Investigators as well as the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

As such, he has a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon when helping his clients achieve the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve for their serious and complex legal challenges involving maritime and admiralty law, and he has served the needs of a diverse range of clients in variety of related industries, including shipyards, yacht builders and owners, and others.

Drawing further upon his extensive experience and knowledge of this area of law, Mr. Fertig has written a number of insurance policies and endorsements that still stand as references in both domestic and international markets. He also routinely conducts lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region and throughout the country on various legal topics.

In honor of his outstanding professionalism and superior client service, Mr. Fertig has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. A 1973 graduate of Georgetown University, he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1976 from the University of Miami School of Law.

Mr. Fertig is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Transportation/Maritime
  • 20%Insurance Coverage
Focus Areas

Admiralty & Maritime Law, Insurance

Selections

3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

About Christopher R. Fertig

First Admitted: 1976, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.fertig.com/staff.htm

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Appointed Member to the Charter Revision Board for the City of Fort Lauderdale
  • Member of the National Association of Marine Investigators
  • Member, Maritime Law Association

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States Proctor is Admiralty Certification., 1978

Industry Groups

  • Insurance
  • Shipyards
  • Yacht Builders
  • Yacht Owners
  • Yacht Repairers
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Office Location for Christopher R. Fertig

200 SE 13th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Phone: 954-546-7843

Fax: 954-763-5412

Last Updated: 12/29/2020

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