Mr. Cattell was a founding Shareholder in the law firm of Hollstein Keating Cattell Johnson & Goldstein PC. His professional practice is concentrated in maritime law, particularly in marine insurance, marine finance, and maritime corporate and regulatory areas.

Mr. Cattell was born in Camden, New Jersey. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree, with honors, from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, he was issued a Marine License as 3rd Mate, Oceans, any tonnage, subsequently raised to Second Mate and commissioned as an Ensign, USNR, completing Reserve Service as a Lieutenant in 1976. Following graduation from the Academy, he sailed in the United States Merchant Marine.

Previously, Mr. Cattell was a partner of Clark, Ladner, Fortenbaugh & Young, of Philadelphia, and Cherry Hill, NJ, since 1983.


  • Rutgers School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1975)
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy (B.S., Nautical Science, 1970)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits
  • United States Supreme Court

Publications and Papers

  • The Law of Tug, Tow and Pilotage (3rd ed. 1994) (with Alex L. Parks), Cornell Maritime Press, Centreville, MD, and Sweet & Maxwell, London (supplement by Mr. Cattell is currently in preparation).
  • Chapter 7,“Limitation of Liability,” in 29 Moore’s Federal Practice, (3rd ed. 1997 & annual updates), Matthew Bender & Co., New York; and regular contributions to “Benedict’s Maritime Bulletin”, published quarterly by Matthew Bender, on the topic of Limitation of Liability. See Comments on Limitation of Liability: Resurgence of State-Federal Conflict, 1 Benedicts Maritime Law Bulletin 36 (2003)
  • Poetry and the Silver Oar, 31 J. Mar. L. & Com. 525 (2000)
  • Recreational Vessel Salvage Arbitration: An Interim Report, 29 J. Mar. L. & Com. 257 (1998).
  • Marine Insurance Survey: A Comparison of United States Law to the Marine Insurance Act of 1906, 20 Tulane Mar. L.J. 1 (1995).
  • What Do You Do When The Marshal is Busy?: A New Use for the Mareva Injunction, 18 J. Mar. L. & Com. 263 (1987).
  • “The Constitutional Power of the Judiciary to Create Admiralty Law” Presentation to the National Workshop for the United States Magistrate Judges, Federal Judicial Center, in Denver CO, July 9-11, 1997.
  • A State Supported Fishing Vessel Insurance Mutual, in East Coast Fisheries Law and Policy, J. Bubier, A. Rieser, Editors, University of Southern Maine, Portland, 1987 (study conducted under a Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant from the National Marine Fisheries Service).