Contact Charles H. Raley, Jr.

Maritime Lawyer Licensed in South Carolina and Georgia

charles@raleylawfirm.com

Charles H. Raley, Jr. brings his Maritime Personal Injury Clients a record of zealous representation and the benefit of knowledge he has gained in over 26 years as a maritime trial lawyer.  His history of producing positive results has earned him the recognition of “Best Lawyers in America” in Admiralty and Maritime Law.

Over the years of his legal career, Charles has represented:

  • Longshoremen
  • Dredge deckhands
  • Dredge riggers
  • Harbor tug deckhands
  • Offshore tug deckhands
  • Inland river towboat mates
  • Harbor tug captains
  • Offshore tug captains
  • Docking pilots
  • Marine crane operators
  • Dockside crane operators
  • Delivery Crewmembers
  • Checkers
  • Ship repairmen
  • Boatyard maintenance workers
  • Pleasure boat repairmen
  • Recreational boaters
  • Ferry passengers
  • Stevedore supervisors
  • Tankermen
  • Navy commanders
  • Salvors
  • River pilots

Education:

  • The University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1986
  • The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, B.A., 1983


Bar Admissions and Memberships:

  • South Carolina Bar, 1986
  • State Bar of Georgia, 2003
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1990
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina, 1987
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia, 2005
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2011
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Proctor Member
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Member/Former Port Director
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • GTLA Champions – Civil Justice
  • American Association for Justice, Admiralty Section, Member
  • Savannah Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Propeller Club of the Port of Savannah, Member
  • Founding Member, McClellanville Alliance of Maritime Attorneys
  • Charter Member, Sir Francis Drake Admiralty Inn of Court (Charleston School of Law)


Professional Activities

  • A-V Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • American Association of Ports Authorities, Program Speaker
  • Charleston Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee Chairman
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Admiralty Law Guest Lecturer
  • Charleston School of Law, Admiralty Law Guest Lecturer
  • Savannah Coast Guard Auxiliary, Program Speaker
  • Geechee Sailing Club, Program Speaker
  • South Carolina Bar Admiralty and Maritime CLE, Program Speaker, 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America, Admiralty & Maritime Law, 2008
  • Best Lawyers in America, Admiralty & Maritime Law, 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America, Admiralty & Maritime Law, 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America, Admiralty & Maritime Law, 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America, Admiralty & Maritime Law, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America, Admiralty & Maritime Law, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, Admiralty & Maritime Law, 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, Georgia Maritime Lawyer of the Year, 2015


Author

  • “Admiralty Law: Litigation’s Wild Card,” South Carolina Lawyer Magazine, July, 1993
  • “Pilotage: The Real Charleston Bar,” South Carolina Bar Admiralty and Maritime CLE, Program Speaker, 2007

 



Contact Raley & Raley PC for additional information. Located in Savannah, our attorneys provide experienced counsel to clients with maritime personal injury claims. We practice throughout the coastal area of Georgia and South Carolina.