J. Patrick GeraghtyPartner
J. Patrick Geraghty a Partner in the Maritime Law Department. Mr. Geraghty concentrates in defense litigation with an emphasis on cases involving Admiralty Law, Commercial Transportation and Maritime Insurance. Mr. Geraghty also has drafted and negotiated complex international commercial agreements and domestic contracts. He is admitted to practice law in State and Federal Courts of New York and New Jersey. He is a Proctor of Admiralty in the Maritime Law Association. He is also an adjunct professor teaching Admiralty Law at Seton Hall Law School and Rutgers University School of Law, Newark.
Mr. Geraghty is currently obtaining an M.B.A. at the Executive M.B.A. Program at NYU Stern School of Business. He has done transactional work including the creation of a joint venture between and Norwegian shipbuilder and an American steel producer.
Mr. Geraghty has been an associate at the Wall Street firms of Thacher, Proffitt & Wood and Kirlin, Campbell & Keating. He was employed as a lawyer for the international mutual protection & indemnity club Assuranceforeningen Skuld in Oslo, Norway. He was also a founding partner of the Geraghty Law Firm and Geraghty Suarez, LLP.
Mr. Geraghty was a law clerk in the Appellate Division and Law Divisions of the Superior Court of New Jersey for the Hon. Martin J. Kole, J.A.D and the Hon. Benedict E. Lucchi, J.S.C. Mr. Geraghty obtained a J.D. degree from Seton Hall Law School where he was selected for the Legislative Bureau Law Journal. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College, with a major in English. He also has a Diploma in International Maritime Law from the University of Oslo in Norway and studied at Boston University’s intern program in London, England. During college, among other things, he worked as an Ordinary Seaman on ferries traversing the Long Island Sound, and played for the Boston College Rugby Team.
In 2010, Mr. Geraghty authored the extensive law review article, Every Seafarer Has a Primary Duty That May Provide the Basis of a Defense in a Personal Injury Action, Journal of Law and Commerce; 29 J.L. & COM. 25 (Fall 2010).