“As a veteran naval officer, I know my way around vessels, whether on inland waterways or at sea. That’s a big advantage at any phase of maritime litigation or contract negotiation. I know the right questions to ask and the issues to anticipate.”
Ray Waid is a maritime lawyer and veteran-naval officer focused on helping companies in the marine and energy sector. Vessel owners, operators and others involved in the marine and energy sector rely on Ray’s advice and aggressive advocacy. They turn to him because he has the unique experience of operating a vessel at sea combined with a successful and diverse practice devoted to admiralty and maritime law, including both litigation and contracts.
Ray’s experience is vital in the high-pressure environment immediately after marine casualties, when companies need a lawyer to quickly identify the legal issues, know what questions to ask, and what actions to take in order to put companies in the best position. This same experience makes him a highly effective advocate in marine and energy cases involving personal injury, property damage, and economic loss. As a full-time maritime lawyer, he has successfully handled the gambit of cases, including collision, allision, cargo, pollution, salvage, and injury cases.
“I love my practice. I get a lot of personal and professional satisfaction from taking clients through a process that can be extremely frustrating. Nothing makes me feel better than winning for my clients.”