Mission Statement

To be an indispensable member of your litigation team and make a positive difference in your admiralty cases by providing knowledgeable insight, helpful guidance, in-depth research, irrefutable expert opinion reports, and unrivaled expert maritime forensic testimony with integrity and professionalism.

 
 

Contact Information

JOHNTIMMEL@STARBOARDTEN.COM
PHONE: (813)839-3210
CELL: (813)294-9811
FAX: (813)839-3210
STARBOARD TEN INC.
3013 HAWTHORNE RD.
TAMPA, FL. 33611
 

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

CAPTAIN JOHN C. TIMMEL
President & Ceo
HARBOR PILOT, MASTER MARINER, TRIAL CONSULTANT & EXPERT FORENSIC WITNESS

CAPTAIN JOHN C. TIMMEL IS A MASTER MARINER WITH MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS OF SEAFARING EXPERIENCE. HE HAS BEEN A HARBOR PILOT WITH THE TAMPA BAY PILOT ASSOCIATION SINCE 1989, DURING WHICH TIME HE HAS SERVED AS DIRECTOR OF DEPUTY TRAINING AND AS VICE CHAIRMAN. AS FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF STARBOARD TEN MARITIME CONSULTING SERVICES, CAPTAIN TIMMEL HAS BEEN PROVIDING LITIGATION SUPPORT SERVICES AND MARITIME EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY IN ADMIRALTY CASES SINCE 1995. IN ADDITION, HE HAS BEEN VERY ACTIVE IN THE MARITIME INDUSTRY AS WELL AS IN THE BUSINESS AND POLITICAL COMMUNITIES IN NUMEROUS WAYS AND CAPACITIES. THIS EXPERIENCE, ALONG WITH HIS ABILITY TO EXPLAIN COMPLEX CONCEPTS IN A CLEAR AND COGENT MANNER, UNIQUELY QUALIFY CAPTAIN TIMMEL TO RENDER LITIGATION SUPPORT AND COMPELLING FORENSIC TESTIMONY IN COMMERCIAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL MARITIME CASES AS EITHER A PLAINTIFF OR DEFENSE EXPERT. HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS INCLUDE:

  • LEADING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A GPS BASED CARRY ABOARD PILOT NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR ENHANCED COMMERCIAL VESSEL SAFETY IN TAMPA BAY THAT HAS BEEN USED AS A MODEL FOR SYSTEMS WORLD-WIDE;
  • FOUNDING THE AMERICAN VICTORY MARINERS MEMORIAL & MUSEUM SHIP, A WWII VICTORY SHIP ACQUIRED FROM THE U.S. MARITIME ADMINISTRATION THROUGH AN ACT OF CONGRESS, THAT HAS BEEN RESTORED, REACTIVATED, AND ESTABLISHED AS A MARITIME MUSEUM HONORING THE AMERICAN MERCHANT MARINE AND EDUCATING THE GENERAL PUBLIC ABOUT THE HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE MARITIME INDUSTRY;
  • SERVING AS PRESIDENT AND CHAIRMAN OF THE PROPELLER CLUB—PORT OF TAMPA, AND AS A MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL PROPELLER CLUB;
  • BEING SELECTED AS THE NATIONAL PROPELLER CLUB’S SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES’ REGIONAL MARITIME PERSON OF THE YEAR IN 2000 AND THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME PERSON OF THE YEAR IN 2001;
  • SERVING ON THE GREATER TAMPA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S BOARD OF GOVERNORS;
  • SERVING AS CHAIRMEN OF LEADERSHIP TAMPA AND THE LEADERSHIP TAMPA ALUMNI;
  • CURRENTLY SERVING AS A MEMBER OF CONGRESSMAN JIM DAVIS’ ACADEMY SELECTION COMMITTEE;
  • BEING SELECTED AS A NON-ATTORNEY MEMBER OF THE MARITIME LAW ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES;
  • PRESENTLY SERVING AS THE MAYOR OF TAMPA’S PORT ADVISOR & MARITIME LIAISON.

CAPTAIN TIMMEL’S EXPERIENCES, BACKGROUND AND TRAINING GIVE HIM THE KNOWLEDGE AND UNIQUE QUALIFICATIONS TO RENDER ADVICE, GUIDANCE, OPINIONS, AND TO PROVIDE EXPERT TESTIMONY IN MATTERS OF COMMERCIAL MARINE OPERATIONS AND PLEASURE-CRAFT PRACTICES. HE HAS BEEN RETAINED AS BOTH A PLAINTIFF AND DEFENSE EXPERT WITNESS IN A VARIETY OF MARITIME CASES AND HAS THE ABILITY TO EXPLAIN COMPLEX TECHNICAL TERMS, CONCEPTS AND PHENOMENA IN A CREDIBLE MANNER EASILY UNDERSTOOD BY NON-MARINERS. WHEN RETAINED AS A TRIAL CONSULTANT, CAPTAIN TIMMEL’S PROVIDES VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE, INSIGHT AND MARITIME FORENSIC GUIDANCE MAKING HIM AN INDISPENSABLE MEMBER OF A CLIENT’S LEGAL TEAM.

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