Franklin & Prokopik’s lawyers are active in all aspects of the transportation industry. Our attorneys have the specialized knowledge and trial expertise necessary to effectively represent clients in cargo and logistics claims and for the defense or recovery of charges related to the carriage of goods. We represent shippers, carriers, brokers, third-party logistics companies and freight forwarders, both directly and through their insurers. Our attorneys have tried cases in state and federal court involving cargo and freight loss claims, including claims pursuant to the Carmack Amendment and the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA).
F&P attorneys have extensive experience defending negligent hiring and entrustment claims against brokers and third-party logistics providers across the country. We also assist in drafting contracts for carriers, brokers and third-party logistics providers, including broker/shipper contracts, broker/carrier contracts, non-compete agreements, and employment agreements.
The firm is is actively involved in numerous transportation organizations including:
- Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA) – Cargo & Freight Committee
- Conference of Freight Counsel (CFC)
- Transportation Intermediaries Association
- Transportation Loss Prevention & Security Association (TLP&SA)
- Maryland Motor Truck Association (MMTA), General Counsel
- Maryland Movers Conference, General Counsel
F&P has our own Emergency Response Team to provide 24 hour assistance, 365 days a year for accidents and emergencies that occur outside of traditional business hours. An attorney with cargo and logistics experience is always on call at (877) 752-0001, and can quickly respond to any need. In addition, the firm has created a “Go Team Response List” for each jurisdiction in which it practices, which includes 24 hour contact information for field adjusters and investigators. This information can be located on our website.