Stephen M. Calder

Stephen M. Calder: Attorney with Palmer Biezup & Henderson LLP


Mr. Calder joined the firm in 1980 and has extensive trial and appellate experience in both maritime and non-maritime civil litigation in the state and federal courts throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. In his maritime practice, he represents companies and individuals involved in the commercial and recreational maritime industry, including owners and charterers of ocean-going vessels and their P&I and hull insurers, stevedore companies, terminal operators, recreational boat owners, repairers and marinas, and their liability carriers. The cases he handles range from personal injury lawsuits to insurance coverage disputes to complex commercial matters. He is a Proctor in Admiralty and a lecturer on boating law and liability.

Member, Order of Barristers. Recipient: International Academy of Trial Lawyers' Award; National Moot Court Competition, Justice Lewis F. Powell Award by the American College of Trial Lawyers for Excellence in Advocacy.

Areas of Practice (51)

  • Admiralty
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • International Law
  • Reinsurance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Finance
  • Yachts
  • Recreational Craft
  • Aviation Law
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Transportation
  • Casualty Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Jones Act
  • Long shore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act
  • Marine Environmental Law
  • Marine Insurance
  • Marine Insurance Defense
  • Marine Pollution
  • Marine Subrogation
  • Maritime Accidents
  • Maritime Contracts
  • Maritime Finance
  • Maritime Liens
  • Maritime Personal Injury
  • Maritime Products Liability
  • Maritime Property Damage
  • Recreational Boating Law
  • Ship Documentation
  • Ship Foreclosure
  • Ship Sales and Mortgages
  • Shipyard Litigation
  • Clean Water Act
  • Environmental Cleanup
  • Commercial Foreclosure
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Excess and Reinsurance
  • Excess Coverage
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Boating Accidents
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Bills of Lading
  • Cargo Claims

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
215-987-3342  Phone
215-625-0185  Fax
University Attended:
Williams College, B.A., 1974
Law School Attended:
Washington University, J.D., 1977
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland and U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1977, Pennsylvania; 1988, New Jersey; 1988, Maryland; U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations; Association of Average Adjusters of the United States; Maritime Law Association of the United States (Member, Committee on Marine Insurance, General Average and Salvage, 1984—).
Birth Information:
New York, N.Y., December 30, 1950

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