Our Pedro L. Linsangan (Atty. Pete) established Linlaw on 15th July 1975. He had the rare opportunity to represent both plaintiffs and defendants in cargo and crew claims, thus, giving him a deeper comprehension of the rights and defenses of both adverse parties.
He started a humble law firm in Luneta (“Bagong Bayan”), where national hero Dr. Jose Rizal was executed by firing squad by the Spanish conquistadores on 29th December 1896 and, today, where many of Filipino Seafarers (our Modern Day Heroes) converge in search of employment on board any ocean-going vessel. On 18th January 2003, Atty. Pete formally inaugurated the Linsangan Admiralty Building at the heart of Manila to better serve more Filipino Seafarers and their heirs.
Linlaw prides itself of courteous, professional, and aggressive representation. We provide free legal advice to anyone who needs it without any obligation to retain our legal services. Our Atty. Pete and Atty. Gerry, together with our very able Associate Lawyers, have successfully handled countless cargo and crew claims for more than forty (40) years now, so, we are very confident that we can bring the results that are fair and reasonable under the circumstances.
Best of all, we charge the lowest professional fees and, except for cargo claims where a minimal acceptance fee applies, Seafarers and their heirs do not have to pay a single centavo until a successful recovery (contingent).
We are mindful that most, if not all, of our clients in Crew Claims do not have the money to spend on attorney’s fees and legal costs, hence, we make sure that they would not fall prey to unscrupulous employers who may capitalize on their material weakness while their cases are pending resolution before the quasi-judicial bodies and appellate courts.
Under the POEA Standard Employment Contract for Seafarers (POEA SEC), it is so convenient for employers to escape their contractual liabilities by a mere stroke of a pen by the company-designated physicians that the death, illness or injury, even though it occurred during the term of their contract, is allegedly “not work-related” or “pre-existing”. Consequently, the number of clients in Crew Claims have more than doubled, and most of them trust our firm. We guarantee that we shall baby your cases like our own.
We may not be able to guarantee the disposition of every action and proceeding, but rest assured that we always exert our best.