Areas of Practice


  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, (J.D., 1979)
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy (B.S., 1974)

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1979

Associations & Memberships

  • Carriage of Goods Committee Working Group – Member
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Associate Editor, Cargo Newsletter

Honors & Awards

Edward C. Radzik

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88 Pine Street, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10005
(212) 376-6439
(212) 376-6490 - Fax

Since 1979, Ed Radzik has been involved almost exclusively in the litigation of admiralty and maritime claims. These matters have included claims for cargo loss and damage, ship collisions, allisions, groundings, shipboard fires and explosions, hull and machinery failures, shipyard repair, pollution, stevedore damage, particular and general average, marine insurance disputes, personal injury and other maritime claims. Experienced in ADR, he has been appointed as both a mediator and an arbitrator in a wide range of maritime cases.

Prior to law school, Ed had a brief three-year career in the merchant marine sailing as an engineering officer on break bulk vessels, tankers and container ships and calling at ports throughout Asia, the Far East, Northern Europe, East Africa and coastwise in the United States. As a marine engineer and graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Ed acquired skills in a variety of disciplines, including propulsion systems and mechanical engineering, strength of materials and structures, shipboard electricity and marine refrigeration. Drawing from his seagoing experience in the everyday practice of maritime law, Ed has been able to utilize these skills to better analyze the myriad technical questions that arise in marine casualty litigations.

Ed has been an active member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States and is the former chair and vice chair of the Carriage of Goods Committee. Additionally, he serves as an associate editor of the association's Cargo Newsletter. Ed is currently a member of the Carriage of Goods Committee Working Group studying the United States' anticipated ratification of the UNCITRAL Convention for a new regime for cargo liability that will become known as the Rotterdam Rules.

Ed is recognized in Chambers USA 2005-2017 as a leading lawyer in shipping litigation. As reported to Chambers by peers and clients, they note Ed that "is by far and away one of the best choices for cargo litigation" with a leading reputation in cargo recovery, Ed's years of experience include collisions, groundings, personal injury and insurance disputes. Clients add "talented and knowledgeable … always 100 percent committed to the case."

Ed has taught admiralty law at the University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord, New Hampshire and is a former adjunct professor, having taught Business Law at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Successfully Navigating U.S. Admiralty Law - Recovery of Attorneys Fees in U.S. Maritime cases: The demise of the Wilburn Boat Doctrine, Client Seminar, London, England, September 2015

  • Recovery of Attorneys' Fees in Maritime Matters, A.M. Best Insurance Law Podcast, January 2015

  • Maritime Time and Demise Charters, New York County Lawyers Bar Association, December 2010

  • Fashion Institute of Technology, Adjunct Professor, Business Law, 2007

  • Marine Salvage v. Towage, Sewanhaka Power Squadron, New Hyde Park, New York, 2006

  • Pitfalls of Claims Against Railroads and Others, Recovery Forum, Inc., New York City, 2004

Published Works

  • "Shipper's Responsibility to Vessel and Other Cargo," (Author) submitted to International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators, 2001

  • Cargo Newsletter (Associate Editor), Carriage of Goods Committee Maritime Lawyers Association which is published two times each year, in the Minutes of the Association, 1999-present 


  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, Concord, NH (J.D., 1979)

  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, MA (B.S., 1974)

Past Employment Positions

  • McDermott & Radzik

  • U.S. Merchant Marine, 1974-1977, Engineering Officer