Max Hardberger brings a unique background to his practice of international maritime law.  With experience as a ship captain, private investigator, commercial airplane pilot, drilling fluids consultant, marine surveyor, and port captain, Mr. Hardberger's law practice draws from his forty years of experience in solving problems in shipping and other international businesses. His clients include shipowners, shippers, charterers, receivers, stevedores, bunker suppliers, salvors, and dockowners. He has wide experience and special expertise in cargo claims, charter party disputes, and maritime liens. He has been admitted to federal courts in Texas and Louisiana as an expert in navigation, cargo operations, mooring arrangements, and vessel valuation. He is a Proctor Member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States.

Mr. Hardberger is admitted to the California bar.  Representation in other jurisdictions is in association with local counsel.  

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The Hardberger Law Firm
5519 Rainbow Circle
Santa Rosa, CA 95409


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