Welte selected for 'The Best Lawyers in America'
Camden — Camden attorney William H. "Sandy" Welte has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2014 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America" in the specialty of Admiralty and Maritime Law.
Welte has been a Proctor member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States since 1982 and currently serves on several of its standing committees. He is an associate editor of American Maritime Cases, an official court reporter, and has practiced admiralty and maritime law throughout New England during his career.
Welte’s practice includes a wide-range of marine matters including the Jones Act, vessel collisions, salvage, cargo claims, vessel construction contracts and vessel financing. In addition to representing marine underwriters, vessel owners, banks, boatyards and individuals in both the state and federal courts, Welte has represented clients before international arbitration tribunals and has served on a number of marine arbitration panels himself as either arbitrator or panel chairman. He has been retained to serve as an expert witness in maritime and admiralty law and has been a frequent speaker before both regional and national marine industry organizations.
Selection to Best Lawyers is based on rigorous peer-review survey comprised of more than 4 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. Because lawyers are not required or allowed a fee to be included, being listed in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Their annual, advertisement-free publication has been described by The American Lawyer as "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."