Vince DeOrchis
Vince DeOrchis

Vince DeOrchis

Vince DeOrchis was born in 1949 in New York City, and raised in Queens before moving to Great Neck, Long Island, as a teenager. His father is a well-known maritime lawyer who continued practicing until he was 87 years old.

Vince went to Fordham College and Fordham University School of Law, and ultimately joined his father’s law firm in Manhattan. He continues to practice maritime law forty years later. He was on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Maritime Law Association, and was an advisor to the U.S. State Department during the negotiations of a new international convention to regulate the carriage of cargo by sea called the Rotterdam Rules. He has also participated as a briefing judge in the Judge John R. Brown National Moot Court Competition involving maritime law students, and was a Sims Distinguished Practitioner and Residence lecturer at Tulane University School of Law in the maritime law department.

He coauthored two books titled Negotiation—An Attorney’s Manual and Inside the Minds: Founding a Law Firm. He lives on Roosevelt Island with his companion, Maria, and enjoys the company of his two children, Vincent S. and Dana, as well as a granddaughter, Charlotte.


Books by Vince DeOrchis

A Young Man Sent to Sea

Going to sea as a sailor at age eighteen is not the dream of most college-aged boys, especially those with some privileges in life. Yet for one young man who navigated this path at the insistence of his father, the unlikely experience turned into a wildly unforgettable adventure.

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