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Christine M. Walker


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Christine M. Walker is an Associate in the firm's Maritime Practice Group, where she focuses her practice on all aspects of Admiralty Law.

She received her Masters of Law degree in Admiralty from Tulane University Law School, her Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, and a Bachelor in Business Administration degree from the University of Miami. Christine also holds a Certificate in Financial Regulatory Law & Policy from Washington College of Law Summer Institute and a Certificate in Admiralty & International Law of the Seas from Tulane University Law School, Study Abroad Program.

Christine is an active volunteer within the South Florida community. She was named Volunteer of the Year in 2009 by the United Way of Broward County, and is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Humane Society of Broward County. As a member of the Sunflower Circle, Christine works with the Children’s Diagnostic Treatment Center, a volunteer group that serves children with chronic illnesses.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA)
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI)
    • Board of Directors, 2015-2017
  • Urban Land Institute, Member; Promoting Cross-Sector Partnerships for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development     
    •  Project Staff, April 2011    
  • Maritime Law Association
  • ABA’s Torts Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Admiralty Committee
    • Technology Chair
  • Humane Society of Broward County
  • Sunflower Circle, Children’s Diagnostic Treatment Center
  • United Way of Broward County
    • Volunteer of the Year, 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Florida International University College of Law, Environmental Law Society, March 2017
  • Co-Speaker, "Recent Developments in the Cruise Ship Industry: Litigation Challenges, Arbitration Issues and Strategies, Labor Issues, Environmental Compliance, and How Does a Cruise Ship Protect Itself from Claims Arising from Zika Virus and Other Unavoidable Natural Disasters?", American Conference Institute's 6th Annual Forum on Admiralty & Maritime Claims and Litigation, January 2017
  • Co-Presenter, "Crew Desertion/ Stowaways/ Marpol Crew/ Immigration", Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI) Annual Conference, June 2016
  • Panelist, "Maritime Law," Florida International University College of Law, Environmental Law Society, October 2015
  • "Forum Selection Clauses," Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee Conference, June 24, 2015; paper originally presented in Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics & Policy, Vol. 81, No. 4
  • "The Most Significant Circuit Splits In Admiralty And Maritime Law," Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI) Annual Seminar


  • Author, "Eleventh Circuit Update," Maritime Law Association Of The United States Committee On Arbitration and ADR Newsletter, May 2015
  • Author, "Piracy Update," Bilge & Barratry, Marine Ecology and Maritime Criminal Law Committee of the Maritime Law Association, October 2014
  • Co-Author, "Charter Parties: Safe Harbor Warranty and Cargo Liabilities," Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy, Volume 80, Number 4, 4th Quarter 2013
  • Author, "Cruise Ships: The Next Terrorism Target," Travel Law Quarterly, June 2012
  • Project Staff, "Promoting Cross-Sector Partnerships for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development," Urban Land Institute, April 2011