Imran Shaukat

Imran O. Shaukat


Baltimore, MD Office
Suite 1900
250 W. Pratt Street
Baltimore MD, 21201
Affiliations & Achievements


Imran O. Shaukat is a principal in the firm’s Business Litigation and Maritime Practice Groups. His practice generally focuses on litigation involving maritime-related matters. His areas of concentration also include products liability, premises liability, transportation, and the representation of businesses and individuals in various commercial and employment-related disputes.

Imran is actively involved in several maritime and transportation organizations. He serves as a Director of the Maritime Law Association of the United States and is also the Chair of the Association’s CLE committee. He also currently serves as Secretary and General Counsel to Pride of Baltimore, Inc., the nonprofit that manages and operates the tall ship Pride of Baltimore II. He has served as President of the Traffic Club of Baltimore and is a former Chair of the Maritime Law Association of the United States’ Young Lawyers Committee.

While in law school, Imran served as President of the Moot Court Board and as Symposium Editor on the Executive Board of the University of Baltimore Law Review. In recognition of his service to the School of Law, he received the Dean’s Citation for Service. After his first year of law school, Imran interned at the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland and the Circuit Court of Maryland for Baltimore County. He also gained considerable transactional experience working on international construction contracts for a large construction company in Turkey.

Prior to joining Semmes as an associate, Imran served as a summer associate with the firm.


  • 2015, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • 2014, District of Columbia
  • 2013, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • 2012, Maryland


  • University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., 2012)
  • University of Maryland (B.A., 2007)
  • London School of Economics (General Course, 2006)

Affiliations & Associations

  • Member, Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Brief Judge, Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Proctor in Admiralty
    • Board of Directors (2022 – present)
    • Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee (2021 – present)
    • Chair, Young Lawyers Committee (2019 – 2021)
    • Vice-Chair, Young Lawyers Committee (2017-2019)
    • Secretary, Young Lawyers Committee (2015 – 2017)
    • Liaison to the Carriage of Goods Committee, Young Lawyers Committee (2013 – 2015)
  • Maryland Center for History and Culture
    • Maritime Committee Member (2023 – present)
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Secretary and General Counsel, Pride of Baltimore, Inc.
  • Member, Propeller Club of Baltimore
    • Board of Directors (2024 – present)
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI)
    • Board of Directors (2019 – 2021)
  • Traffic Club of Baltimore
    • Governor (2015 – present)
    • President (2017-2018)
  • Symposium Editor, University of Baltimore Law Review
  • President, University of Baltimore School of Law Moot Court Board

Special Achievements & Honors

  • Maryland Super Lawyers®: 2024
  • Maryland Rising Stars®: 2022
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America®
    • Appellate Practice, 2021 – 2023
    • Commercial Litigation, 2021 – 2023
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2023

Presentations and Publications

  • Moderator, “Don’t Send That Email! And Other Training Tips for Non-Legal Employees to Effectively Manage Product Liability Risk,” ALFA International – Webinar (December 15, 2022)
  • Panelist, “Limitation of Liability,” Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee and the Federal Bar Association’s Admiralty Bar Section Maritime Law Seminar (February 18, 2022)
  • “Personal Perspectives on the Elimination of Biases and What Law Firms Can do to Embrace Diversity,” Maritime Law Association of the United States Fall 2021 Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts (November 5, 2021)
  • “Recent Developments in Snap Removal,” ALFA International – Hot Topics Impacting Business Operations and Litigation Strategies Webinar (November 2021)
  • CITGO Asphalt Refining Co. v. Frescati Shipping Co. and the application of safe-berth clauses in maritime contracts,” Maritime Law Association of the United States Spring 2020 Meeting (April 27, 2020)
  • “Maritime Law Developments in the First, Second, Third, and Fourth Circuits,” Maritime Law Association of the United States Fall 2019 Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona (November 1, 2019)
  • “Recreational Boating Marine Insurance Developments,” Mid-Atlantic Mariners Club Fall Lecture Series, Annapolis, Maryland (October 9, 2019)
  • “Recent Maritime Law Developments: U.S. Supreme Court and the First, Second, Third, and Fourth Circuits,” Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana (June 28, 2019)
  • “Force Majeure in Maritime Law – Hurricanes and Other Acts of God,” Mid-Atlantic Mariners Club Fall Lecture Series, Annapolis, Maryland (October 10, 2018)
  • “Discovery and Disclosure: Civil Litigation Tools for Obtaining Evidence in the United States, England, and The Netherlands,” 14 Benedict’s Mar. Bull. 199 (Fourth Quarter 2016)
  • Report on In re Petition of Frescati Shipping Company, Ltd., as the Owner of the M/T Athos I,” Maritime Law Association of the United States Fall 2016 Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana (October 27, 2016)
  • “The Limitation of Liability Act of 1851,” Mid-Atlantic Mariners Club Fall Lecture Series, Annapolis, Maryland (October 12, 2016)
  • Moderator, “The Procedural Differences in Obtaining Evidence in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands,” Joint Meeting of the Maritime Law Association of the United States and the Comité Maritime International, New York, New York (May 6, 2016)