John A. C. Cartner – Cartner & Fiske, LLC

Practice/Organization Description

CARTNER & FISKE, LLC is a law firm practicing worldwide. The firm has three principal practices. It speaks law with lawyers and explains engineering and speaks engineering with engineers and explains law. It works within the commercial parts of the marine business including contentious and non-contentious matters. Its United States emigration practice assists those companies and natural persons who wish to leave the United States permanently.

CARTNER & FISKE, LLC / SHIPMASTERLAW attorneys are experienced engineers and engineering-trained master mariners and senior retired naval officers in ships and their design, building, repair, conversion and claims thereon; marine structures and ocean engineering; marine operations; marine environment and pollutions; salvage and salvage engineering; naval engineering; naval architecture and marine engineering.

Its lawyers are quite experienced in the commercial matters of shipping such as charter parties, cargo and claims, insurance and defense and maritime criminal law. The firm is internationalist in orientation and has licensed lawyers as well as enrolled solicitors.

The laws of emigration are scattered and in the past have rarely been used except in taxation matters in the United States. This has changed and likely permanently and any person or entity contemplating emigration from the United States should seek professional legal advice and counsel from an experienced firm such as Cartner & Fiske before making this serious and long-term decision. The firm can assist in matters as residency, citizenship, taxation, renouncement and other acts necessary to leave the United States and live elsewhere without harassment from its government. Cartner & Fiske have affiliates worldwide who work with it interpreting local laws and customs to facilitate emigration and resettlement.

Bar Admissions

John A. C. Cartner is enrolled in the Law Society of England& Wales; member of the District of Columbia Bar Associatio'n; admitted to all Article III and Article I courts in the District of Columbia and the International Court of World Trade in New York as well as the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the US.


Thomas Jefferson School of Law, LL.M. (magna cum laude), Diamond Program in International Taxation with Thesis; Thurgood Marshall School of Law, The University of Maryland, J.D. (by conversionon), Common Law 1992 – 1996

Other law training: The Columbus School of Law, the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.,U.S.A.; J. Mack Robinson College of Business, The Georgia State University M.B.A. (with hons.),Finance; U. S. Army Research Institute Post-doctoral Research Trainee, Human Factors Engineering 1975 – 1978; The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Georgia M.Sc., Ph.D., (Quant. Meths.; Phil.)1971 – 1976; United States Merchant Marine Academy B.Sc., 1965 – 1969.

Professional Associations & Memberships

IBA, ABA, MLAUS, CMLA, MLAANZ, MTS, SEALI, NI, IFSMA, CAMM, etc. Licensed by US Coast Guard as Master of Steam and Motor Vessels of any Gross Tons upon Oceans with all relevant endorsements; chartered engineer (UK);

Eur. Ing. (E.U.).

Honors and Awards

Society of the Sigma Xi; LL.M. Magna cum Laude; M.Sc. Thesis defended""with distinction"; Ph.D., Dissertation defended "with great distinction"; Elected Fellow, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (US); Royal Institution of Naval Architects (UK); Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (UK); etc.


1629 K St., NW Ste 300
Washington,, D.C. 20006, United States

  • 202 429 2500 Ext:.1
  • 202 429 1920

Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Environmental Law
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Military Law
  • Products Liability
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
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