Western State University of Law
        Juris Doctor, 1979

               - Class Standing: Top 10 percent


        California State University Long Beach
        Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1973



Terry J. Coniglio, Inc., A Professional Corporation

Managing Director; engaged in the practice of law involving matters of domestic/international transportation, U.S. Customs, Freight and Ocean Shipping Law, acting as attorney and consultant. The primary focus of the firm is upon Admiralty/Maritime general business law and litigation and international and domestic joint ventures and corporations.



Seatrain Lines, Inc. - Weehawken, New Jersey

Western Area Manager (Oakland/Long Beach)

Coordinate Operations/Sales Activities for the Western Area of the United States on behalf of the Seatrain Far East Division. Managed eight regular employees and two Japanese ex-patriots located in Long Beach, California and Oakland, California working with major exporters, importers, freight forwarders, customs house brokers, and Japanese trading companies.

The weekly service (all water and intermodal) included all major U. S. Ports, on the one-hand, and Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Singapore, Pakistan and Bangladesh on the other.



Sea-Land Service, Inc., Menlo Park, New Jersey

Attended an extensive six month training program at Sea-Land's Houston, Texas container terminal. The program entailed two 4 week intervals each of working together with each manager of each terminal sub-department viz: Marine Operations; Claims Department (Over, Short, and Damaged Department); Container Operations; Labor Relations; Government Relations (U.S. Customs, Federal Maritime Commission, Public Utilities Commission, Interstate Commerce Commission, Port Authorities, U.S. Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency); Personnel; Warehousing and Distribution, Dispatching; Marketing; Tariffs; Equipment Control.

At the end of the Houston terminal training, I was sent to Sea-Land's corporate offices for classroom style training covering all functions of the Sea-Land system from a global standpoint. I worked in all facets of operations/claims and sales in the following cities/ports during my tenure with Sea-Land:

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • New York, New York

  • Elizabeth, New Jersey

  • Houston, Texas                                  

  • Long Beach, California



Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court:
    • for the Central District of California
    • for the Northern District of California
    • for the Southern District of California
    • for the Southern District of Georgia
    • for the District of Hawaii
  • United States Court of International Trade
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Federal Maritime Commission
  • State Bar of California
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals


  • Maritime Law Association of the United States (Proctor in Admiralty)
  • Propeller Club of the United States
  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association