James William Alcantara

James William Alcantara

The only attorney in Arizona who has focused his entire career in maritime law.
  • Maritime Law, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury ...
  • Arizona, California, Hawaii
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I have specialized in maritime law my entire career. I practice insurance defense and personal injury. I am admitted and practice in Arizona, California, and Hawaii.

Practice Areas
    Maritime Law
    Insurance Defense
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Arizona
ID Number: 036163
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State Bar of California
ID Number: 152747
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Hawaii State Bar Association
ID Number: 005629
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Univ of Hawaii at Manoa
Undergraduate Degree
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Tulane University School of Law
Law Degree
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Professional Associations
Arizona State Bar  # 036163
- Current
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California State Bar  # 152747
- Current
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Hawaii State Bar  # 5629
- Current
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Maritime Law Association  # 3627
Proctor in Admiralty
- Current
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Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered
Q. Why are the lower courts operating under a maritime law when we are on land how did they have jurisdiction on land
A: More information is needed to answer the Admiralty question. If a case is filed 'In Admiralty' it needs to be in federal court. A state court can hear certain cases and apply maritime law.
Q. I did work on a boat and now the owner has passed how do I get paid?
A: You may have a maritime lien depending on where the vessel is located.
Q. Maintenance and Cure, Jones Act applicability. Need Help
A: If you were employed to work aboard the vessel and you were injured during your work, you have a Jones Act claim. You also have a claim for unseaworthiness. I assume the vessel was operating in navigable waters and not a land locked lake. You would have to file suit in Florida if that is where the employer and the vessel are located. However, you can continue to receive treatment in CA. An employer is also exposed to punitive damages for failure to pay maintenance and cure. Feel free to give me a call to discuss.
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Contact & Map
Alcantara & Associates
525 N Miller Rd
UNIT 126
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Telephone: (480) 712-8881
Fax: (480) 535-5553
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