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Mr. McIntosh’s practice is devoted to the maritime field. His clients are local, national and international. He has experience is representing yacht owners, yacht clubs, yacht brokers, crew members, passengers, marine underwriters, P&I Clubs, shipyards involved in new construction, facilities that repair and store vessels, pleasure boats, both sail and power, as well as cargo vessels and cruise ships. He has considerable experience in representing vessels in collisions, disputes involving ship repair, repair facilities and warranty claims. His work has included salvage claims in all aspects of marine work including the salvage of historic treasure vessels. He has represented lending institutions involved in the financing of pleasure vessels, including new construction and has been involved in the arrest of ships for maritime liens and for the foreclosure of ship mortgages. In addition, he has experience in prosecuting and defending personal injury claims, including Jones Act, Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act claims, and maintenance and cure. Mr. McIntosh has experience representing major manufacturers in product liability litigation, both on behalf of the insurance underwriters and through their self-insured programs.

Areas of Practice

  • Admiralty & Maritime Law Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, The Florida Bar, 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1969
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. – 1968
  • Florida Atlantic University
    • B.A. – 1966
    • Major: History

Published Works

  • Marine Documentation, Chapter 10, Benedict on Admiralty Desk Reference, 7th Edition, 1996

Representative Cases


  • Repossession and Collection, NMBA, 2008
  • F.S. 328.17: Non Judicial Sales of Vessels , Admiralty Law Committee, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • SuperLawyers, 2008-2012, 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maritime Law Association of United States
  • National Marine Bankers Association
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Association, Chairman

Past Employment Positions

  • McIntosh Schwartz, PL, Partner, 2011-2018
  • Yoss, LLP, Partner, 2010 – 2011
  • Adorno & Yoss, LLP, Partner, 1998 – 2011
  • Fleming, O’Bryan & Fleming, Partner, 1972 – 1998