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Terence Gargan
Partner Emeritus

Email: tgargan@hillbetts.com 

Tel: (212) 589-7533
(212) 466-0514

Practice Areas:


Mr. Gargan is a maritime attorney with over thirty years of trial experience. He has represented clients in litigation arising out of ship collisions, groundings, damage to shipboard machinery, and personal injury and death aboard vessels. He was extensively involved in the litigation arising out of the recent, highly publicized marine casualties involving the AMOCO CADIZ and the EXXON VALDEZ. A licensed chief engineer with over six years of sailing experience aboard merchant vessels, Mr. Gargan is well versed in such maritime disciplines as the Rules of the Road, navigation, meteorology, naval architecture, and the theoretical and practical operation of main engines and auxiliary equipment. Mr. Gargan has taken several courses in computer programming, including FORTRAN and Basic. He is sufficiently knowledgeable in mathematical modeling methods such as Finite Element Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Forced Mechanical Vibrations to the extent that he is able to interact with engineers and experts in these
areas to bring such evidence to trial in a man

Bar Admissions:

New York
ner understandable to the triers of fact.


Maritime College, State University of New York (B.M.E., 1958)
New York University (M.I.E., 1964)
New York Law School (J.D., 1969)


Chief Engineer, Steam Vessels, Unlimited, 1964
Sailing experience on seagoing cargo ships and tankers


Assistant Professor of Engineering, State University of New York, 1964-1969,
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, State University of New York 1975-1978,

Diplomate, Court Practice Institute, 1974
Trial Attorney, U. S. Department of Justice, Admiralty and Shipping Section, 1972-1976
Maritime Law Association of the United States

Selected Reported Decisions:

Institute for Shipboard Education v. Cigna Worldwide, 22 F.3d 414 (2nd Cir. 1994)(wrongful death); Employers of Wausau v. Suwannee River SPA, 866 F.2d 752 (5th Cir. 1989)(vessel sinking); Petition of Alva S.S. Co., 616 F.2d 605 (2nd Cir. 1980)(vessel explosion); United States v. Gasca-Kraft, 522 F.2d 148 (2nd Cir. 1975)(vessel collision)