Dr. John A. C. Cartner practices maritime law domestically and internationally. He is designated Proctor in Admiralty by the Maritime Law Association of the United States and is member of other state maritime law associations.
He is chartered as a naval architect (U.K.) and similarly registered in the E.U. (Eur. Ing.). He is a Registered European Engineer (Eur. Ing) and an elected Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (U.S.A.); the Royal Institute of Naval Architects (U.K.), and the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (U.K.). Dr. Cartner founded and chaired for ten years, after employment in and working with similar firms, a full-service naval architecture and marine engineering practice dealing with both warships and commercial vessels.
As a practicing maritime lawyer, Dr. Cartner has tried cases in the admiralty jurisdiction and has argued orally before a state supreme court in the United States. He has been involved in ICC arbitration internationally. He is experienced in matters in the E.U., the U.K., Latin America, Commonwealth states and elsewhere as well as in the United States.
Dr. Cartner has had several commands of oceanic tank and container vessels and is a current licensee of the U. S. Coast Guard as Master of Steam and Motor Vessels of any Gross Tons upon Oceans with endorsements including STCW. He was involved in naval control of shipping policy matters as a reserve naval officer and was master under charter to the U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command on jet fuel carriers supporting the fleet worldwide and master of container and of tank vessels in the North Atlantic and North Pacific commercially.
He has been published in learned, engineering and maritime journals and is the principal author, with Richard P. Fiske and Tara L. Leiter, of The International Law of the Shipmaster (800 pp., 2009, Lloyd’s of London Press/Informa).
B.Sc., U. S. Merchant Marine Academy
M.Sc. and Ph.D. (quant. meths.) (thesis and dissertation defended with distinction), U. Georgia (U.S.A.)
M.B.A., with hons. (fin.), Georgia State U. (U.S.A.)
Post-doctoral law training at Catholic U. of America (U.S.A.) and U. Maryland (U.S.A.)
LL.M. (magna cum laude) (with thesis), Thomas Jefferson School of Law (U.S.A.)
Member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (U.S.A.)
Member, International Federation of Shipmasters Associations (U.K.)
Member, Council of American Master Mariners
Member, Nautical Institute (U.K.)
Supreme Court of the United States of America
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (U.S.A.)
Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (U.S.A.)
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (U.S.A.)
District Court for the District of Columbia (U.S.A.)
Tax Court (U.S.A.)
Court of International Trade (U.S.A.)
Court of Veterans Appeals (U.S.A.)
Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (U.S.A.)
Federal Court of Claims (U.S.A.)
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals (U.S.A.)
The Law Society of England and Wales (U.K.)