What to do

In case of accidents

Our Firm

Crew Advocacy Center

What We're All About

The Crew Member & Maritime Advocacy Center was started in 2004 by Julio J. Ayala. Mr. Ayala started his legal career in 1993 working as an in house attorney for Carnival Cruise Lines . Having acquired vast experience in handling crew member personal injury claims, Mr. Ayala started his own practice in 1997 dedicated exclusively to representing maritime personal injury victims against the major cruise lines and cargo ship operators headquartered in Miami, Florida. On July 2010 the Crew Member & Maritime Advocacy Center reorganized and Mr. Ayala assumed full control over the firm. Presently the Crew Member & Maritime Advocacy Center counts on the support of independent counsel to assist with work overflows and a support staff dedicated to offering the personalized attention each client expects and deserves. Our firm is located in Miami, Florida the cruise capital of the world and has offices less than one mile from the Port of Miami and in Coral Gables. Our office is also conveniently located a short distance from the hotels that house and hospitals treat our clients to ensure ready access to all client needs.

121 Alhambra Circle, Suite 1500 Coral Gables, Fl 33134 | 954-759-9994 | 305-965-1406 (for emergency)

Attorneys

Maritime Law Attorney and Cruise Ship Attorneys
The Community of Maritime Law Attorneys
Crewmember & Maritime Advocacy Center commercial litigation and personal injury attorneys are a distinguished group of professionals at the highest level of their profession. Serving all the crewmembers around the world and passengers as well, our personal injury and commercial litigation attorneys are united by their commitment to the principles of the American justice system and unsurpassed expertise in their chosen areas of practice. The firm has multilingual staff to help accommodate the needs of our Spanish, Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian and Bulgarian -speaking clients.

Julio J. Ayala, ESQ.

Crew Member Injury Claims – JULIO J. AYALA Attorney at Crewadvocacy

1986 B.S. Florida State University
J.D. 1992 St. Thomas University
1993-1995 Senior in house litigation counsel Carnival Cruise Lines
1995 – 2002 – Law Offices of Julio J. Ayala, P.A.
2002 – present – founder and Partner of Crewmember and Maritime Advocacy Center P.A.

Memberships:
American Trial Lawyers Association
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
Cuban American Bar Association

 

Over 30 years experience in maritime personal injury trials and pre trial litigation of crew member and passenger personal injury claims. Mr. Ayala has successfully represented hundreds of crewmembers against cruise lines and cargo shipping companies in all types of personal injury claims involving unsafe work conditions, improper shipboard and shore side medical treatment, maintenance and cure, sexual assaults, and crew member wage disputes, maritime liens

Fees & Costs

We represent clients on a contingency fee basis. A contingency fee means that you as the client do not have to pay any attorney fees until and unless we win your case. If nothing is recovered, there is no attorney fee, regardless of the amount of time spent on your case.

The contingency fee does not apply to amounts recovered for maintenance and cure, medical reimbursement or retirement benefits. Typically, we will agree to obtain these benefits for you as part of our fee agreement, without charge, as long as you are represented by us.

The contingency fee is calculated based on the amount we recover for you for general damages, which includes compensation for pain and suffering, loss of earnings and earnings capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, and other amounts for future compensable injury paid as a part of settlement.

Success Stories

Their team is working very good ..they are paying attention for every single details they are responding your calls or mails fast timely manner.. and at the end they taking a very good result.. Just let them know guys ..they ll take care of everything they are soo super Thank you soo much crew advocacy center.. I love you
Selim Topbaşı
Client
5/5
I need to commend all your hard work, devotion and the amazing results that you have been achieving. Your efforts have been nothing short of remarkable and fruitful. I am more than happy and honored to have worked closely with all Crew Advocacy Center P. A Team who were always there for me. Keep up the great work. I wish you luck with all your future endeavors.
Ana Bakoc
Client
5/5
I want to thank you for doing such a great job representing us all injured Crewmembers from around the world. You are the best maritime Lawyers, Congratulations
Sunil Chandekar
Client
5/5
Please accept my appreciation for all the work you have done concerning my case! I really think you are a trustful and competent team who can be relied on anytime! Thank you once again for your support and prompt assistance.
Vasile Radu
Client
5/5
Thanks to all the team of crew advocacy center!
There are not words to describe how happy I am! It’s been an horrible year but finally I can say it’s gone! And all ….thanks to all of you!
Every single person of the team was very helpful and all the time in contact with me even if I’m in the other side of the world!
Laura Lau Ra
Client
5/5
I would like to thank all of you for all the attention you had to my case! You are truly wonderful, and I am happy to have you entrusted to you! Best regards!
Mirelia Lulia
Client
5/5
Hello just to let you know my thanks to the whole team of Crewmember Advocacy Center. for all your support for my case is a pleasure to say it highly recommended to 100%
Vicente guerrero gachuz
Client
5/5
The best help when you needed. ...they work for us, protect our interest and our health... .thank Crew Advovacy
Nabor Poduje Carreño
Client
5/5
Thank you so much Crew advocacy center for help/ handle my problem. From first meet until my case the end you always help me. So thank you so much for your help. Greeting from my mother, my father and all my family to you, thank you so much for your help me. This All teams Crew advocacy center work well.
Deny Kristanta
Client
5/5
very friendly and professional quickly answer all questions I recommend everyone thank you very much
Petar Kovac
Client
5/5
Best crew advocacy office in the world. Thank you for help and support !
Padrino John
Client
5/5
Someone we can trust. i am very happy i can truston you always. Best maritime lawyers
Foued Issa
Client
5/5
They helped me unconditionally all time and cherred me up always during the bad moment � thanks for everything!
Jenn Morales
Client
5/5
Really appriciate the hardwork put in for some one in trouble and in need of help by the firms lawyers. One of the best there is.
Abhishek Chowdhury
Client
5/5
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