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Michael J. Labbee Is Appointed to the Florida Bar Standing Committee on Admiralty Law

TAMPA, Fla. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP is pleased to announce that attorney Michael J. Labbee, has been appointed to the Florida Bar Standing Committee on Admiralty Law by the President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Michael will serve a one-year term on the committee from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

The scope and function of the Admiralty Law committee is to study and keep members of the Bar informed of recent developments in the field of admiralty law. The committee reviews and studies the portions of the Federal Rules of Procedure and United States Code relating to admiralty matters and local rules relating to admiralty matters in the various United States district courts in Florida. The committee also studies and considers matters in the area of admiralty law and procedure and assists in developing continuing legal education courses in admiralty law.

Michael J. Labbee is a member of the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group where he represents clients at both the trial and appellate levels in the areas of maritime and admiralty litigation, ERISA litigation, as well as general business litigation. Michael has represented clients in both state and federal courts throughout Florida including each of Florida's five district courts of appeal, the Florida Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He represents clients in all phases of maritime and admiralty litigation including in rem actions, Rule B attachment actions, collisions, allisions, cargo cases, pollution matters, Jones Act and LHWCA actions, limitation of liability petitions, marine insurance, and contract matters.

Michael received his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law with a certificate of concentration in advocacy.