Established in 1898, Hill, Betts & Nash LLP provides experienced legal counsel in general practice matters, with particular emphasis on admiralty, maritime, transportation, and aviation law, as well as commercial and tort litigation, insurance, bankruptcy, and equipment leasing and financing.
The firm has been involved in some of history’s largest and most important maritime and environmental matters, including individual cases comprising hundreds of millions of dollars in claims. The firm’s long traditional of handling massive tort cases extends as far back as the Titanic, Lusitania, and Texas City disasters; and more recently, it has served as a leading maritime law firm in litigation relating to the Amoco Cadiz, the Exxon Valdez, and other major oil spill and cruise industry cases. Clients of the firm include many of the largest and most innovative companies in the transportation, finance, and service industries, as well as governments and large law firms. With an internationally recognized reputation, many of its clients are based, and operate, abroad.
To serve this client base, the firm’s lawyers have years of experience in industry and government, and possess graduate degrees in engineering, naval architecture, and other technical fields. These attorneys continue to serve with the initiative and diligence that have been the hallmarks of the firm’s practice for more than 115 years.