Attilio M. Costabel


Attilio M. Costabel, Of Counsel to De La Peña Group, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Genoa School of Law in 1962. In 1987, he attended University of Miami School of Law, graduating with cum laude honors. From 1974 to 1985 he was a correspondent of Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly for Italy and France.

Costabel co-authored the Klower book series on Admiralty law, printed for the International Bar Association. He published highly acclaimed articles such as “Maritime law uniformity and federalism after Yamaha V and DOHSA amendment: For whom the bell tolls?” in the St. Thomas Law Review, “Himalaya Strain?” Forensic Examinations of Norfolk Southern Railway Co. vs. James N. Kirby, Pty LTD and Doe vs Celebirty Cruises Inc published in Tulane Maritime Law Journal, The “Himalaya” Clause Crosses Privity’s Far Frontier.

Costabel is a member of Maritime Law Association of the USA, Southeaster Admiralty Law Institute and the American Arbitration Association. Being the co-founder of Miami Maritime Arbitration Board, Founding Member and Director of Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, and having served in various court cases as an expert witness on Italian Law has given him great knowledge to become an Adjunct Professor at St. Thomas University, School of Law in Miami teaching Comparative Law, International Business Transactions, and Transnational Litigation.

Admitted to Practice:

  • Florida
  • Italy