Boston University School of Law

Chester D. Hooper


Hobart College

Albany Law School


Holland & Knight, Boston

Representative Engagements

Professional Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Maritime Law, 1991-2010
  • The International Who's Who of Shipping & Maritime Lawyers , 2009
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Transportation: Shipping: Litigation, 2007-2010


  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, President, 1994-1996
  • Comite-Maritime International, Titulary member
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • U.S. District of Massachusetts
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • The Admiralty Law Institute of Tulane University School of Law, Advisory Board
  • Seamen's Church Institute, Board of Trustees
  • American Maritime Cases, Editor
  • United States Delegation to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Working Group III

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • All State Courts in New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Appeals Court, First Circuit
  • U.S. Appeals Court, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Appeals Court, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Appeals Court, Eleventh Circuit

Published Articles & Books