David E. R. Woolley

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Member, Moot Court. Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Southern California, 1994—. Editor, Benedict on Admiralty.

(Certified Specialist, Appellate Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization)

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Appellate Practice
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Transportation
  • International Law
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
310-207-5520  Phone
310-207-5530  Fax
University Attended:
Britannia Royal Naval College; Oxford University, England, B.A., with honors, 1970; Oxford University, England, M.A., 2004
Law School Attended:
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall, J.D., 1973
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court; 1973, California
Los Angeles County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of California; The Maritime Law Association of the United States (Proctor Member, Maritime Arbitration Committee); International Association of Defense Counsel; Center for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria.
Birth Information:
Westminster, England, November 7, 1946
Reported Cases:
Melwire Trading Co., Inc. v. M/C Cape Antibes, 811 F.2d 1271, 1987 AMC 1217 (9th Cir. 1986); Flexi-Van Leasing, Inc. v. M/V C.C. San Francisco, 808 F.2d 697 (9th Cir. 1987); and GF Company v. Pan Ocean Shipping Co., Ltd., 23 F.3d 1498 (9th Cir. 1994); All Pacific Trading, Inc. v. M/V Hanjin Yosu, 7 F.3d 1427, 1994 AMC 365 (9th Cir. 1994); Slaven v. BP America, Inc., 973 F.2d 1468, 1993 AMC 9, 22 ELR 21500 (9th Cir. 1992); Tongil Co. Ltd. v. M/V Hyundai Innovator, 968 F.2d 999, 1992 AMC 2440 (9th Cir. 1992); C-Art Ltd. v. Hong Kong Islands Line America S.A., 940 F.2d 530, 1991 AMC 2888 (9th Cir. 1991); Tokio Marine & Fire Ins. Co. Ltd. v. M/V Sammi Aurora, 903 F.2d 1244, 1990 AMC 2235 (9th Cir. 1990); Interpool Limited v. Char Yigh Marine (Panama) S.A., 890 F.2d 1453, 1990 AMC 1 (9th Cir. 1989); Genetics International v. Comorant Bulk Carriers, Inc., 877 F.2d 806, 1989 AMC 1725 (9th Cir. 1989).
( Certified Specialist, Appellate Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization )

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