Marissa is a Proctor in Admiralty, and she typically represents shipowners and maritime operators such as marinas and marine terminals, and their insurers, in litigation matters.
Marissa’s practice focuses on a variety of matters, including vessel collisions, marine terminal liability defense, contract disputes, maritime personal injury and wrongful death defense (Jones Act), and insurance coverage litigation. She is an experienced trial attorney at both the trial court and appellate level. Marissa is Vice Chair of the Inland Waters and Towing Committee of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, and she is also active in her local Virginia Maritime Association.
Marissa is a proud “double-hoo,” completing 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 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). She has twice 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.