Brian P. Flanagan

Brian P. Flanagan

Of Counsel
Location:
New Haven, Connecticut
Phone:
866-633-5679
Fax:
(203) 773-1427
Email:
Of Counsel to Bohonnon Law Firm, Brian P. Flanagan is a graduate of Tuft's University (BA1978) and the Catholic University, Columbus School of Law (JD 1985). Mr. Flanagan has also attended other post-graduate level programs including the United States Naval War College Center for Continuing Education.  Mr. Flanagan served in the United States Coast Guard from 1978 1985, roles of which included advisor to the United States Department of State on treaty negotiations and boundary litigation before the International Court of Justice at the Hague.  He has been involved in the practice of admiralty law in the Boston, Massachusetts area since 1985. He is admitted to all state and federal courts in Massachusetts, the federal court in Connecticut and the United States Court of Federal Claims.  Mr. Flanagan has extensive experience in vessel financing, vessel construction contracts, towage matters, salvage matters, marine insurance coverage and litigation, complex vessel transactions (including head charters and sub-charters), and marine pollution. In addition, he has been an adjunct Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts since 1989. He has also been a frequent lecturer to practicing attorneys, lenders, marine surveyors and insurance professionals on Admiralty issues.  Memberships: Maritime Law Association since 1986 Proctor Member; Propeller Club for the Port of Boston, Massachusetts Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • General Litigation
  • Marine Insurance Coverage
  • Coverage Litigation
  • Marine Terminal Operation
  • Dockage Contracts
  • Construction
  • Marine Salvage Claims
  • Sale and Financing of Recreational and Commercial Vessels
  • Vessel Documentation
  • Litigation and Counseling
  • Oil Pollution Act of 1990

Litigation Percentage

  • 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1991

Education

  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1985
  • United States Naval War College Center for Continuing Education, Washington, D.C. - 1981
    • Major: Graduate Studies in Strategy and Policy and International Relations
  • Tufts University
    • B.A. - 1978

Published Works

  • The Rise and Threat of Modern Piracy (Co-Author), Naval Institute Press, 2000

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Admiralty and Maritime Law, Suffolk University School of Law, Boston, MA, 1989 - 2013
  • Lecturer, Knox Marine Consultants Yacht Insurance Claims Seminar, 1996
  • Lecturer, Knox Marine Consultants Yacht Insurance Claims Seminar, 1997
  • Lecturer, Knox Marine Consultants Yacht Insurance Claims Seminar, 1998
  • Center for Advanced Legal Studies, Suffolk University School of Law, 1993
  • Center for Advanced Legal Studies, Suffolk University School of Law, 1994
  • Center for Advanced Legal Studies, Suffolk University School of Law, 1997
  • Lectures on Law of the Sea, Tufts University, 1981 - 1992

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Proctor Member, 1986
  • Propeller Club for the Port of Boston, Board of Governors, 1987 - 1982
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Coast Guard Cutter Bibb, New Bedford, MA, Deck Watch Officer, 1978 - 1980
  • United States Coast Guard Headquarters/Operational Law Enforcement Division, Staff Officer, 1980 - 1982
  • United States Department of State, Lt. U.S. Coast Guard, 1982 - 1985
  • Case Concerning the Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary in the Gulf of Maine Area, International Court of Justice, Legal Advisor, 1982 - 1984
  • Flanagan & Hunter, P.C., 1985 - 2005