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 31 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
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Proctor Member
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Member/Port Director

 

Professional Activities

  • A-V Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • 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
  • Best Lawyers in America, Admiralty & Maritime Law, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, Admiralty & Maritime Law, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, Admiralty & Maritime Law, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, Admiralty & Maritime Law, 2018


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.