Jeffrey Moller is a member of our Maritime Emergency Response Team (“MERT”).
Jeffrey is an experienced maritime law practitioner who has parlayed his tort litigation experience into successful representations in shoreside toxic tort and environmental contamination cases. Over the course of his 30+ year career as a litigator in private practice, he has developed extensive capabilities in the following areas:
- maritime casualty, cargo, and contract litigation
- marine construction disputes
- maritime lien and ship mortgage enforcement
- marine insurance coverage matters
- USCG license suspension and revocation
- mass tort and product liability litigation
- environmental litigation
Jeffrey is an honors graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy. His commissioned Coast Guard career included service afloat as a qualified deck watch officer aboard the Coast Guard’s largest class of High Endurance Cutters, and ashore as a marine pollution and casualty response officer in the port of Philadelphia.
Jeffrey has been a proctor member of the Maritime Law Association since 1988 and is the past-chairman of the MLA’s Committee on Regulation of Vessel Operations. He is the business editor of the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce. He was a contributing writer to the current edition of The Law of Tug, Tow, and Pilotage, published by Cornell Maritime Press. He has contributed articles on maritime security, criminal prosecution, and the Jones Act to such publications as Bender’s Maritime Law Advisory and Marine News, and spoken before such organizations as the Society of Maritime Arbitrators, the American Bar Association’s Environmental Litigation section, and the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys.
Jeffrey was appointed by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to the federal Navigation Safety Advisory Council (“NAVSAC”) on June 25, 2012.
He is an adjunct professor at Drexel University’s School of Law, teaching admiralty law. In May 2018, Jeffrey was elected to the Board of Directors of the Maritime Law Association of the United States.