John Hughes Cooper, PC is a local law firm practicing in the areas of maritime law and civil litigation with a genuine commitment to personal service. As a father-son team with almost forty combined years of experience in the legal field, we have the resources, knowledge, and experience to handle a wide variety of cases both large and small.
Whether you are an international shipping company, a commercial charter captain, or a pleasure boater, we know the issues and risks you face, and we understand the legal implications. Let us help you navigate your way through your important business decisions or legal proceedings—and help you avoid them in the future.
Our approach is to work directly with clients to gain an in-depth understanding of the facts and issues necessary to resolve legal issues as quickly and effectively as possible. We call you back. We keep you informed. We communicate with you throughout the legal process. We offer quality services with a variety of professional fee structures to fit the needs and goals of many clients.
From our office in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, we have developed an arsenal of knowledge in maritime and admiralty law that covers a wide variety of legal issues occurring in United States waters for both businesses and private individuals. As Proctors in Admiralty, we have the knowledge and experience in this area to give clients real guidance when they need it most. We handle claims involving damage to vessels or other property due to collision on the water, damage to cargo, seaman/port/harbor worker issues, personal injury on the water, Jones Act claims, insurance claim disputes for vessels and property, liens on vessels, marine surveyors, charter boat business issues and liability, contracts, citation disputes, maritime business risk analysis, and boat sales and leases, among others.
John Hughes Cooper, PC, also has extensive experience in more conventional civil litigation issues. With personal experience in business, real estate, and construction and a depth of litigation experience, the firm handles cases such as personal injury and wrongful death claims, partnership and shareholder disputes, construction disputes, disputes over contracts, negligence and liability, and general business litigation.
On water or on land, make sure you’re covered. Trust the law firm of John Hughes Cooper, PC, to resolve your present legal concerns and prevent those in the future. Life isn’t always smooth sailing, but we can help you right your ship and move on to calmer waters.