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Robert D. McIntosh


Fort Lauderdale
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Robert McIntosh is a Shareholder in the firm’s Maritime Practice Group. He has experience in representing yacht owners, yacht clubs, yacht brokers, crew members, passengers, pleasure boats, cargo vessels, cruise ships, marine underwriters, P&I Clubs, shipyards, and facilities that repair and store vessels. He has a background in representing vessels in collisions, ship repair disputes, salvage claims, repair facilities and warranty claims. Robert has represented major manufacturers in product liability litigation, lending institutions involved in the financing of pleasure vessels, including new construction and has been involved in the arrest of ships for maritime liens and for the foreclosure of ship mortgages. In addition, he has experience in prosecuting and defending personal injury claims, including Jones Act, Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act claims, and maintenance and cure.  

Robert is Florida Bar Board Certified in Civil Trial.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maritime Law Association of United States
  • National Marine Lenders Association
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Association


  • Marine Documentation, Chapter 10, Benedict on Admiralty Desk Reference, 7th Edition, 1996

Representative Cases 

  • Dietrich v. Key Bank, N.A., 693 F.Supp.1112 (S.D. Fla. 1988) aff’d 72 F.3d 1509 (11th Cir. 1996) 
  • National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburg, PA v. Sahlen, 99 F.2d 1532 (11th Cir. 1993)
  • Branch Banking & Tr. Co. of Virginia v Beowulf, 883 F. Supp 2d 1199 (S.D. Fla. 2012)