Harbor Currents: NEWS March 29, 2013

  • 03/29/2013
  • Terelle Jerricks

Murder in Long Beach
LONG BEACH — One man was killed and two other men injured after sustaining gunshot wounds, at about 9:15 p.m. March 28, on the 200 block of Hill Street in Long Beach, officials said.
Nineteen-year-old Sidney Wallace Jr. of Long Beach was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two men, one 37 years old and the other 49 years old, had non-threatening injuries and were treated at the local hospital.
A preliminary investigation conducted by the Long Beach Police Department found that the men were standing in a parking lot when they were shot. The shooting, which may be gang-related, has not yielded any suspects and it is unclear whether the shooter(s) fled on foot or in vehicle.
Anyone with information is urged to call (562) 570-7244 or anonymously at (800) 222-8477, or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

Law Firm Get Maritime Law Specialists
SAN PEDRO — The Law Offices of Charles D. Naylor, in San Pedro, has become the first and only plaintiff’s maritime personal injury law firm in Southern California to have two certified legal specialists in Maritime Law (and is only one of two in the whole state).
The certification process is meaningful to those in search of qualified maritime legal counsel, including: longshore, harbor and shipyard workers; cruise ship passengers and crew; and merchant sailors to name a few.
The State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Legal Specialist in Admiralty and Maritime Law, now recognizes George M. Jones as a maritime personal injury lawyer.
Charles D. Naylor received his certification in 2012. Charles D. Naylor has been exclusively practicing maritime personal injury for more than 35 years and Jones offers more than 20 years of maritime litigation experience. Jones is a Proctor in Admiralty as designated by the U.S. Maritime Law Association and Naylor is a member of the Association.
Maritime law is a federal law that governs most injuries that occur on the high seas, navigable waters of the United States, or on piers, docks, wharves and beaches. A maritime personal injury lawyer is the best choice for injured and ill:

  • Jones Act seamen, including merchant sailors, commercial fisherman, commercial divers, and crew members on supply boats, tug and barge, service vessels and container ships
  • Cruise ship passengers and crew
  • Longshore, harbor and shipyard workers
  • Offshore oil and gas workers

To be eligible for certification as a specialist, a lawyer must prove that Admiralty and Maritime Law is a substantial part of their practice, meet continuing education requirements, demonstrate his/her experience and proficiency through prior case handling or pass a written examination and be favorably evaluated by other lawyers and judges familiar with their work.

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