Marissa’s practice focuses on a variety of maritime matters, including vessel collisions, regulatory compliance, maritime contract claims, marine cargo claims, maritime personal injury and wrongful death defense (Jones Act), marine insurance defense, coverage opinions and defense, and general liability defense and civil litigation matters. She is an experienced trial attorney at both the trial court and appellate level. Marissa completed both her undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Virginia. She is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell for the highest level of professional excellence, and she is admitted to practice both in Virginia and North Carolina. She has authored two recent articles in Benedict’s Maritime Bulletin: “The Limitation of Liability Act: Arcane But Ours,” Vol. 14, No. 2 (Second Quarter 2016); and “E-Discovery, Facebook Shenanigans, and Fraud: The Crowe v. Marquette Transportation Case,” Vol. 14, No. 1 (First Quarter 2016). For the past two years, she has contributed to the maritime law survey article for the ABA’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal: Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law, vol. 50:2 (Winter 2015) & vol. 51:2 (Winter 2016). She has also spoken at CLE programs for the Maritime Law Association on the topics of United States civil discovery and e-discovery and social media.