Eric C. Thiel

Eric C. Thiel: Attorney with Banker Lopez Gassler P.A. AV stamp icon
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Eric C. Thiel has experience in civil trial practice in admiralty and maritime law including maritime injury and death claims, collisions and allisions, maritime lien claims, vessel foreclosures, salvage, environmental claims, oil pollution claims, warranty claims, first-party insurance claims, vessel construction and repair claims, vessel documentation issues, limitation of liability actions, preparation and drafting of charter parties, and federal and state court litigation. Mr. Thiel is Board Certified in Admiralty and Maritime Law with the Florida Bar.


•Banker Lopez Gassler P.A., Tampa, FL
Shareholder, December 2011 to Present
Associate, November 2008 to November 2011
•Fowler White Boggs Banker P.A., Tampa, FL
Associate, August 2005 to October 2008
•U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
Seamanship and Navigation Instructor, March 2000 to June 2002
•USS McINERNEY (FFG 8), Mayport, FL
Navigation Officer, August 1998 to March 2000
•USS HUE CITY (CG 66), Mayport, FL
Missiles and Information Systems Officer, April 1996 to June 1998


The Best Lawyers in America, 2019
Florida Rising Star , 2010, 2013-2015
Board Certified in Admiralty and Maritime Law, The Florida Bar
AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Property Damage Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(813) 222-1196  Phone
(813) 222-3066  Fax
University Attended:
United States Naval Academy, B.S., with merit, 1995; Stetson University, M.B.A., 2005
Law School Attended:
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2005
Year of First Admission:
2005, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida


•The Florida Bar
•Hillsborough County Bar Association
•The Maritime Law Association of the United States
•The Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute: Port Director for the Port of Tampa

U.S. Navy, 1995-2002
Birth Information:
Port Jefferson, New York, 1973

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (8 reviews)
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Tampa, Florida