Jeffrey B. Maltzman



Stanford Law School (J.D., 1987) Stanford University (B.A., 1983)


Florida, California, Washington

11th Circuit Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Supreme Court, U.S. District Courts for all districts in California, Florida, Washington and Arizona.


Board Certified Legal Specialist in Admiralty & Maritime Law; State Bar of California.
Florida Super Lawyers: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006.
AV Preeminent Rated Martindale Hubbell™
Best of the Bar, Florida Trend Magazine 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2005
Best of the Bar, Miami Daily Business Review 2005
Best Verdicts, South Florida Business Journal 2004
Best of the Bar South Florida Business Journal 2010
Member Litigation Counsel of America
Jeffrey is a founding partner and principal of the firm. He is a former Judge Pro Tem of the Municipal Court of California, San Diego County.

Jeffrey specializes in all aspects of complex litigation, resort and tourism law, admiralty, insurance defense, medical malpractice, and corporate crisis management. In his 22 years of practicing law, he has accumulated extensive experience handling a wide array of high profile cases in state and federal courts nationwide.  Jeffrey has substantial trial experience, has been featured in the National Law Journal, and is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.  

Clients frequently call upon Jeffrey to help their companies effectively respond to major mass casualty and other high profile crisis.  He has appeared as an expert or spokesperson on CNN, Court TV, Dateline, Nancy Grace, Anderson Cooper 360, and the Today Show.

Outside the courtroom, Jeffrey frequently lectures on a wide array of human resources and tort issues. He also provides employee training on issues such as diversity and sexual harassment. When not practicing law, you can usually find Jeffrey working at his award winning California winery which produces exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Savignon Blanc and Chardonnay under the brand names Maltzman Family Vineyards, Navigator Wines, and Gold Creek Vineyards.


“Shipboard Medical Care,” 10 Benedict on Admiralty, Chapter 9 (2015)

The Seafarer's Ancient Duty to Rescue and Modern Attempts to Regulate the Good Samaritan, Tulane Law Review, 2015

Travel - Los Angeles Times (2010)
Daily Business Review Features Jeffrey Maltzman Commenting on the Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act of 2010
Law departments are finding out how convenient-and cheap-video and Web conferencing can be (2009)

“Twas the Night Before Regulations: Foreign-Flagged Cruise Ships and the ADA,” 75 Tulane Law Review 1571 (2001)
“Islands in the Sun, Cruise Line Liability for Water Activities on Private Islands,” University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal, (2001)
“Jobs in Paradise: The Definitive Guide to Exotic Jobs Everywhere,” HarperCollins Publishers, 1990, 1993