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In Loving Memory of

James F. Moseley

12/06/1936 – 03/28/2022

Areas of Practice

  • Complex civil litigation
  • Insurance defense
  • Maritime law
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Product liability and personal injury defense
  • Railroad law


  • The Citadel B.A., with honors, 1958
  • University of Florida College of Law J.D., 1961


  • Florida (1961)
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

During more than 50 years of practice at the firm, Jim Moseley tried cases in state and federal courts and counseled clients on a wide range of matters. He was one of the country’s leading authorities on maritime law and a past president of the Maritime Law Association of the United States.

In his private life, Mr. Moseley served many national and local civic and charitable organizations. Among his awards and honors were the Palmetto Medal Award issued by The Citadel Board of Visitors (2001) and the United States Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award (1998). He was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army Reserve in 1958, and served on active duty from 1961 to 1963, attaining the rank of captain.

Mr. Moseley published for many years on the subjects of maritime and admiralty law, railroad labor litigation, insurance coverage, and civil practice.

Associations/ Memberships/ Distinctions

  • Maritime Law Association of the United States (President, 1996-1998)
  • Jacksonville Bar Association (President, 1975-1976)
  • The Florida Bar (Chairman, Admiralty Committee, 1975-1976)
  • American Bar Association (Member, House of Delegates)
  • Committee Maritime International (Titular Member, Member Sub- Committee on Collision Damages, 1984-1990)
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel (Chairman Maritime Law Section, 1986-1988)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (Chairman, Maritime Law Committee, 1989-1991)
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (Chairman, 1980)
  • Tulane University Admiralty Law Institute

Awards / Recognitions

  • The Palmetto Medal Award, The Citadel 2001
  • United States Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award 1998
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • AV Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell


  • James F. Moseley, General Overview of Nature and Origin of Damages

    72 Tul.L.Rev. 1725 (2001)
  • Schlesinger, Moseley, et al. Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial-11th Circuit

    Bender, 1998
  • 29 Moore’s Federal Practice, Chapter 703, Admiralty Jurisdiction

    3d ed. 1997
  • James F. Moseley, Afloat in a Changing Sea: Admiralty Rules & Procedures

    1987 Defense Research Institute 60
  • James F. Moseley, Defense of Railroad Employment Litigation

    36 FICC Q. 407 (1986)
  • James F. Moseley, Did That Airplane Affect Admiralty? Executive Jet and its Aftermath

    25 FICC. Q. 319 (1975)