Representing Passengers & Crew Injured on Ships Worldwide

Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. is comprised of attorneys that are nationally-recognized industry leaders in the field of maritime and admiralty law. Our team of lawyers has over a century of combined experience, has successfully handled over 3,000 cases, and has recovered over 300 million dollars in damages for our clients! Our is a tradition of excellence and integrity that dates back to 1971.

By focusing exclusively on maritime and admiralty personal injury claims against cruise lines and other boat owners, our maritime injury attorneys have been able to provide aggressive legal representation to passengers and crew members that have been injured on ships all over the world. The fact is, all of our cruise ship accident lawyers have a diverse and unique legal skill set that they have employed to initiate and resolve a plethora of different types of maritime and admiralty claims across the United States. In fact, our attorneys have successfully represented a wide array of passengers and crew members who were injured due to accidents, assaults, or illnesses on cruise ships, tankers, motorboats, personal watercraft, and many other types of vessels.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Maritime Law
  • Cruise Ship Law
  • Personal Injury

Call 844-654-7162 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Charles R. Lipcon

Bar Admissions:

  • All state and federal courts in the State of Florida
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals – Fifth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit, and District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts – Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, Southern District of Texas
  • District of Colorado

Education:

  • University of Miami, 1968

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Florida Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Florida Admiralty Trial Lawyers Association
  • Dade County Trial Lawyers Association

Honors and Awards:

  • Lawyer of the Year in Admiralty & Maritime ® by US News & World Report
  • Best Lawyers in America ®
  • Best Law Firms ® by US News & World Report
  • Martindale-Hubbell ® rating of AV
  • Superlawyers ®
  • The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Club
  • Million Dollar Advocates Club
  • Global Law Experts
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Global Law Experts
  • Avvo 10
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2021

Attorney Jason R. Margulies

Bar Admissions:

  • All state and federal courts in the State of Florida
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the District of Colorado and Western District of Washington
  • Supreme Court of the State of Washington

Education:

  • Cornell University Pre-Law Summer Program, 1986
  • Stern School of Business at New York University, 1992
  • University of Miami School of Law, cum laude, 1995

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Member of Florida Bar since 1991
  • Bench and Bar Committee for U.S. District Court for Southern District of Florida
  • Admiralty Law Committee for the Florida Bar
  • Eleventh Circuit Grievance Committee for the Florida Bar, 2013-2016
  • Florida Admiralty Trial Lawyers Association, Founding Member
  • American Association for Justice
  • Florida Justice Association
  • National Crime Victims Bar Association
  • South Eastern Admiralty Law Institute

Attorney Michael A. Winkleman

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida state courts
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Education:

  • St. Thomas University School of Law, 2006

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Appellate Committee of the Florida Justice Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association and its Appellate Practice Committee and Judicial Outreach Committee
  • Miami Dade Justice Association
  • Florida Admiralty Trial Lawyers Association
  • Southeastern Admiralty Lawyers Institute

Honors and Awards:

  • Named to Best Lawyers in America ®
  • Selected for the Super Lawyers ® list for 2019-2021
  • Named a Rising Star ® repeatedly
  • Named by Florida Trend Magazine in 2015 as one of the Top Attorneys Under 40 ®
  • Named by Brickell Magazine in 2017 as a ‘Top 20 under 40 Professional®

Attorney Carol L. Finklehoffe

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida, September 1994
  • Massachusetts, January 1996
  • California, 2002
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, September, 1995
  • United States District Court Southern District of Florida, April 1995
  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida, October 1995

Certifications:

  • Admiralty & Maritime Law Certified Specialist, CA

Education:

  • Boston College, B.S., 1991, Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1994, Cum Laude

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Florida Bar Association
    • Vice Chair Admiralty Law Committee, 2018-2019
  • Maritime Law Association
    • Proctor
    • Chair Cruise Line and Passenger Committee, 2013 – 2017
  • Florida Maritime Lawyers Associations
    • Treasurer
    • Board of Directors
    • Charter Member
  • Cruise Line International Association
    • Executive Partner
    • Lecturer
  • Women’s International Shipping & Trade Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Miami Dade Bar Association
  • North Dade Bar Association
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers

Attorney Jacqueline Garcell

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida
  • Colorado

Education:

  • University of Miami
  • Florida International University College of Law

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in Florida, 2017
  • Super Lawyers

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Spanish

Attorney Marc Weiner

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2017

Education:

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • American University in Washington D.C., B.A. 

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • The Florida Bar, Member

Attorney Andrew Freedman

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida, 2011
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2012
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2016

Education:

  • Florida International University’s College of Law, J.D. 
  • University of Texas in Austin, B.A. 

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • The Florida Bar, Member

Attorney Daniel Grammes

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida

Education:

  • St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D.
  • Florida International University, B.A. 

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • The Florida Bar, Member

Honors and Awards:

  • CALI Book Award for: Civil Procedure; Appellate Advocacy; Professional Responsibility; Payment Systems; and Conflicts of Law

Attorney Stefanie Black

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida

Education:

  • Barry University School of Law, J.D. 

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • The Florida Bar, Member

Honors and Awards:

  • Book Awards for Florida Civil Procedure; Negotiations, and Law School Clinic

Attorney L. Alex Perez

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida

Education:

  • Tulane University Law School, J.D. 

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • The Florida Bar, Member

Honors and Awards:

  • CALI Award for Maritime Personal Injury & Death
  • Vessel Documentation & Finance

Attorney Gabriela Di Mauro

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Education:

  • St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D. 

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • The Florida Bar, Member

Honors and Awards:

  • CALI Book Award for Bar Preparation Skills

Languages Spoken:

  • English 
  • Spanish

Attorney Geoffrey Probst

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida

Education:

  • Dickinson School of Law at Penn State University, J.D. 

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Vail, CO 81657

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Miami, FL 33156
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Miami, FL 33131
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5608 17th Avenue NW
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Seattle, WA 98107

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