TM(A) is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey and is the Club's regional office in the Americas. The two TM(A) offices in Jersey City and San Francisco provide claims handling services to the Members of the Club based in the Americas and act as the exclusive claims correspondent for all Members of the Club trading to North America. TM(A) monitor the performance of all Club correspondents in the Americas region and also provide support to Club Members worldwide by providing data and advice to Members on pollution and environmental matters.
The TM(A) New Jersey office provides claims and other services for Members based in New York, the East Coast USA, the US Gulf, East Coast Canada and the Great Lakes. They also handle all claims for all Club Members arising in the East Coast of Canada and the USA including the US Gulf, plus the Great Lakes.
Duty Executive Mobile: +1 201 315 1755
Telephone: +1 201 557 7300
Mike joined Thomas Miller in March 1980 with an Honours degree in Law. Prior to joining Thomas Miller Mike had worked in Hambros Bank and on the staff of the Law Courts in South London.
Mike worked in the London office claims syndicate dealing with the P&I and Defence members in Scandinavia,Switzerland, North and South America and managed that syndicate from 1986-1992. In February 1993 Mike moved to the Thomas Miller office in New York City at an early phase of the Thomas Miller policy of regionalisation of the Clubs claims service. Mike was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Miller (Americas ) Inc in August 2001.
Leanne joined TMA in November 2019 as Regional Director having spent 10 years at another International Group P&I Club in London and New York. Leanne worked as a solicitor in Dublin, Ireland and is also legally qualified in England and New York. Leanne speaks French and conversational Spanish.
Marina is an attorney and a graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. She has a US CG licence as a Third Mate . She worked for a Shipowner in operations on tankers / bulkers and has also worked for ABS . She was in the Coast Guard reserve as a marine inspector.
Dee practiced law in New York City for 17 years with a well-known maritime law firm focusing on general cargo and bodily injury claims. She joined TMA in December 2007 as a generalist, with a focus on bodily injury claims.
She is a member of the Bodily Injury Team.
Tom joined TMA in September 2019 after 28 years with leading US law firms specializing in maritime matters. He is a graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy and holds a US Coast Guard license as a Third Engineer. Tom built, tested, and sailed aboard US Navy Submarines as a maritime and nuclear engineer. Tom handles P&I and Defence claims.
Julia joined Thomas Miller in October 2015 after 25 years with various US litigation firms specialising in maritime matters. Julia is a member of the Bodily Injury team.
Rafael joined the Club in August 2016. Rafael is a lawyer from Venezuela with LL.M degree in Admiralty and Maritime Law from Tulane University (New Orleans, LA). He came from a law firm in Venezuela where he used to practice maritime law, and oil and gas law for 16 years in cases involving several jurisdictions in Latin America. He currently handles P&I and FD&D claims in the Americas mainly focusing in South and Central America for the Members of the UK Club.
Rafael is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish (native speaker).
Susan Lee is a Claims Executive for P&I and FD&D. Susan is an attorney and came to TMA from a New York maritime law firm. She handles cargo claims, arbitrations and charter party disputes.
Damon is an attorney and joins the TMA BI team having practiced for 11 years with varied experience of marine bodily injury claims. He is a graduate from Tulane Law School where he obtained a Certificate of Concentration in Maritime Law.
Oli is a qualified lawyer in England and has worked for major maritime law firms in London and Singapore specializing in shipping. Oli specializes in FD&D matters and will handle P&I and Defence claims.
Taylor joined TMA in 2018 after working with various maritime firms. She is a graduate from Tulane University, and is fluent in Spanish. Taylor is a member of the Bodily Injury team and specializes in Bodily Injury claims.
Cameron Holmes joined TMA in January 2019 after working with various maritime firms. He is a graduate from Tulane University where he received his Certificate of Concentration in Maritime Law. Cameron is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish, and is a member of the Bodily Injury team.