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Lyle C. Cavin, Jr. & Associates

428 Alice Street, Suite 128, Oakland, CA 94607

Visit: https://www.sealawyer.com

Phone: 510-291-4743

Fax: 510-444-4209

Licensed Since: 1970

Education:Golden Gate University School of Law

Practice Areas:

  • Transportation/Maritime (60%)
  • Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff (30%)
  • Workers’ Compensation: Claimant (10%)

Q Attorney Profile

Lyle C. Cavin, Jr. has been a practicing trial lawyer for 47 years, specializing in maritime law representing seamen, longshoremen and fishermen. He received his J.D. degree from Golden Gate Law School and is a member of the American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and current board member and past President of the Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association. He is admitted and qualified to appear before all of the federal and state courts in California as well as the United States Supreme Court.

He is also a member and fellow of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Lyle is the past National Chairman for the Admiralty Section of the American Association of Justice.

Lyle has extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts. He has participated in maritime seminars including the 1985 joint American-English American Bar Association meeting in London where he spoke on maritime punitive damages. He has published articles relating to maritime law, including The Unseaworthiness Doctrine and Seaman’s Assault and Pleasure Craft Personal Injury. He has been counsel in several landmark decisions for maritime workers. He has served on numerous educational panels on maritime law.

Specialties: Filing a successful injury or wrongful death claim under the Jones Act requires an in-depth knowledge of U.S. maritime law. Our office has developed a trusted network of talented maritime counsel and experts throughout the United States. When you retain our firm, you get more than a lawyer. You get a team of qualified legal professionals led by senior attorney Lyle C. Cavin, Jr., named by the Martindale-Hubbell peer rating survey as one 2010\'s preeminent lawyers for admiralty/maritime law.

Q More info

About Lyle Cavin, Jr.

Admitted: 1970, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.sealawyer.com/Attorneys/Lyle-C-Cavin-Jr.shtml

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association, Past-President
  • Judge Pro Tem for the San Francisco Superior Court
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • California
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Pro Tem Settlement Commissioner for Alameda County

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Joint American-English American Bar Association meeting in London, 1985 
  • The Unseaworthiness Doctrine
  • Seaman’s Assault
  • Pleasure Craft Personal Injury

Verdicts/Settlements:

  •   Jones Act/Maritime Personal Injury - Back/Hip Injury. Result – Settled for $2,000,000. Jones Act/Maritime Personal Injury - Knee injury. Result – Settled for $2,000,000. Jones Act/Maritime Personal Injury – Respiratory injury. Result – Settled for $825,000. Wrongful Death - Bicycle accident Pedestrian hit and killed by speeding bicyclist. Result - Settled for $2,105,000. Jones Act/Maritime Personal Injury - Seaman fell from ladder on tug boat. Result - Judge awarded plaintiff $832,236 Personal Injury - Sexual assault of a developmentally disabled minor by school bus driver. Result – Settled for $645,000 Jones Act/Maritime Personal Injury – Catastrophic container ship accident. Result – Settled for $4,250,000 Fishing boat accident – Fisherman suffered traumatic head injury after being hit by a metal float. Result – Settled for $5,000,000 Jones Act/Maritime Personal Injury – Fall from ladder aboard ship. Result – Settled for $1,400,000 Jones Act/Maritime Personal Injury – Catastrophic container ship accident. Result – Settled for $4,250,000 Jones Act/Maritime Personal Injury – Fall from ladder aboard ship. Result – Settled for $1,400,000 Jones Act/Maritime Personal Injury – Repetitive stress injury. Result – Settled for $1,525,000 Jones Act/Maritime Personal Injury. Result – Settled for $1,075,000 Jones Act/Maritime Personal Injury – Slip and fall on the deck of a tanker. Result – Settled for $2,300,000 Jones Act/Maritime Personal Injury – Seaman fell from top of crane cab. Result – Jury awarded $3,170,000 Jones Act/Maritime Personal Injury – Catastrophic container ship accident. Result – Settled for $1,925,000 Jones Act/Maritime Personal Injury – Benzene exposure. Result – Settled for $670,000 Jones Act/Maritime Personal Injury – Catastrophic container ship accident. Result – Settled for $1,500,000 Maritime Personal Injury - Livestock tender back injury Result - Settled for $250,000.  

Industry Groups

  • Admiralty
  • Fishing Boats
  • Jones Act
  • Longshore/Harborworkers
  • Maritime

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