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Christine M. Walker


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Christine Walker's practice focuses on providing counsel to clients on all aspects of litigation. She is a member of Fowler White's Maritime, Catastrophic Events, Health Care, Commercial Litigation and Insurance Practice Groups. Christine represents her clients in trial, before arbitration panels and in courts of appeal at both the state and federal level.

Christine's Maritime practice includes a vast variety of matters such as: general liability; products liability; marina liability; construction; personal injury; wrongful deaths; groundings; collisions and allisions; vessel arrests; crew and employment; cargo damage; and pollution events.

Christine's Commercial Litigation and Insurance practices likewise include subspecialities of business litigation, commercial general liability, transportation accidents, premise liability and coverage disputes, marine or otherwise.

Christine has also defended doctors and nurses employed by major cruise lines as part her Health Care practice. Additionally, Christine has represented a major insurance company in disputes involving interpretation of  laws, regulations and policies surrounding Medicare.

As part of the Catastrophic Events Practice Group, Christine has defended Write-Your-Own Insurance Companies, who act as a fiduciary to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in several different states across the country following major floods.

Representative Experience

  • Toussie v. Allstate Ins. Co., 842 Fed. Appx. 680 (2d Cir. 2021)
  • Giordano v. Allstate Ins. Co., 2020 WL 8910873 (N.D. Fla. July 15, 2021)
  • In re Greenley, 2018 WL 4410999 (S.D. Fla. June 28, 2018)
  • Kopras v. Marcos Marine Constr. 237 So.3d 302 (Fla. 2d DCA 2017) (cert denied)
  • Alberts v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., 834 F.3d 1202 (11th Cir. 2016)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maritime Law Association, Member
    • Committee on Marine Torts and Casualties, Young Lawyer Liaison, 2020-2022
    • Committee on Marine Torts and Casualties, Bitter End Bulletin, Co-Editor, 2022
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Member
    • Board of Directors, 2015-2017
  • ABA's Torts Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Admiralty Committee, Member
    • Vice Chair, 2015-Present
    • Technology Chair, 2014-2015
  • Women's International Shipping & Trading Association, Member
  • Humane Society of Broward County, Member

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Evidentiary Implication of Higgs v. Costa Crociere S.P.A. Co., 969 F. 3d 1295 (11th Cir. 2020)”, Maritime Law Association, Torts Committee, October 2021
  • 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
  • Panelist, "Practice of Law for a Young Lawyer”, Florida International University College of Law, Environmental Law Society, October 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
  • Presenter, "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, June 2014


  • Author, "Marina Liability," The Florida Bar Maritime Law and Practice, Sixth Edition, September 2019
  • 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