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Carlos Felipe Llinás Negret

Carlos Felipe Llinás Negret has been a maritime lawyer with Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. since 2009.

Mr. Llinás Negret’s practice focuses on complex commercial vessel litigation. He has represented clients in a variety of maritime matters and continues to be among the most active trial and appellate attorneys at the firm.

Some of Mr. Llinás Negret’s notable representations include: Multi-plaintiff claims under the Seaman’s Wage Act ); recreational vessel litigation under the Limitation of Liability Act; labor and employment arbitrations; vacatur and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards; wrongful death cases arising under maritime law; seafarer workplace injuries under the Jones Act; cruise line medical malpractice; and admiralty products liability.

Mr. Llinás Negret is also an active appellate attorney who routinely handles claims in federal and Florida appellate courts. His most recent appellate success includes a winning opinion from the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in the matter of Vasquez v. YII Shipping Company, Ltd., (11th Cir. 2012) (reversing the lower court’s dismissal and holding that collateral estoppel did not bar a seaman’s claim against a shipping company under the Jones Act and federal maritime law).

Mr. Llinás Negret is a distinguished promoter of seamen’s rights. On October 1, 2012, he was featured in the international television documentary, “Dispatches, Cruises Undercover: The Truth Below Decks” on the British public-service television network, Channel 4. This documentary received worldwide attention as it exposed disparate pay and horrific work conditions for some workers in the luxury cruise line industry. On April 3, 2013, Mr. Llinás Negret also authored and submitted a Petition for a Writ of Certiori to the United States Supreme Court, asking the nation’s high court to allow the application of U.S. labor laws to foreign seafarers working in the United States.

Mr. Llinás grew up in Madrid, Spain. He is fluent in Spanish and assists with bilingual representations and court dealings for the firm.

He earned his Bachelor in Business Administration degree from the University of Miami in 2005. While attending the University of Miami, Mr. Llinás was profiled in the President’s Annual Report as one of five “students primed for greatness.” He was also recognized by the Miami-Dade County Office of the Mayor for his role as President of the University of Miami’s Model United Nations Team.

Mr. Llinás received his law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida. In the summer of 2007, Mr. Llinás clerked for the Honorable Judge David M. Gersten, then Chief Judge of the Florida Third District Court of Appeals. During law school he received a book award for the highest class grade in Professional Responsibility, and served as an instructor of Civil Procedure to first year law students.

Mr. Llinás Negret is admitted to practice law in three states. . He is licensed in Florida, California, and Washington D.C. Mr. Llinás is also admitted to practice in front of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, the United States District Court for Southern District of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Llinás Negret is a member of the Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee.

Bar Admissions:
  • Florida
  • California
  • Washington D.C.
  • United States District Court Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court Central District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee

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