Laura B. Knoll

Contact Information

340 Royal Poinciana Way, Ste 321
PO Box 431
Palm Beach FL 33480-0431

Telephone Numbers
+1 (561) 659-1770 ext. 5003
+1 (561) 833-2261 Facsimile



Laura B. Knoll is a shareholder who joined the firm in 2018.

Practice Areas

Maritime Law

Education and Admissions

Tulane Law School, J.D., 2015
The United States Merchant Marine Academy, B.S., 2008
The Florida Bar, 2018
The Louisiana Bar, 2015
United States Coast Guard Licensed Master, 1600 Gross Registered Tons, Upon Oceans
United States Coast Guard Licensed Second Mate, Unlimited, Upon Oceans

Professional Associations and Activities

American Bar Association
International Yacht Brokers Association


Laura Beck Knoll & Thomas D. Forbes, The Fifty Year Waypoint: Collision, Limitation, and Salvage Law in the United States, 91 Tul. L. Rev. 977 (2017).

Personal Jurisdiction over Maritime Defendants: Daimler, Walden, and Rule 4(k)(2), 40 Tul. Mar. L.J. 103, 133 (2015), quoted in Thompson v. Carnival Corp., No. 15-24115, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 41933, at *20 n.9 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 30, 2016) (Moore, C.J.).

Punitive Damages Stow Away in the Fifth Circuit: McBride v. Estis Well Service, LLC, 38 Tul. Mar. L. J. 649 (2014), cited in McBride v. Estis Well Service, LLC, 768 F.3d 382, 394 n.12 (5th Cir. 2014) (en banc) (Clement, J., concurring).

Governmental Immunity Under the Suits in Admiralty Act, the Public Vessels Act, and the Federal Tort Claims Act, 45 J. Mar. L. & Com. 445 (2014).