Charles R. Lipcon

Charles R. Lipcon is our firm’s founding maritime lawyer and has been handling personal injury, cruise line sexual assault and wrongful death claims for more than 40 years. Mr. Lipcon has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1971 and has been operating his own law practice since 1972. He has earned a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV – the highest rating for legal ability and professional and ethical standards in the industry – for 26 consecutive years. Mr. Lipcon is the president of Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

As president, Mr. Lipcon focuses on litigation strategy for the complex maritime legal matters in which the firm is engaged. While his team of maritime lawyers focuses primarily on admiralty, maritime and personal injury litigation against cruise ship lines, Mr. Lipcon also has significant experience prosecuting and settling legal matters related to aviation disasters, automobile accidents, commercial torts and class action lawsuits. He is frequently consulted for his expertise as a sexual assault attorney and is regarded as a valuable resource for victims who have been raped or injured on a cruise ship.

Mr. Lipcon graduated from the University of Miami in 1968. He is a National Merit Scholar. He received his juris doctorate degree in 1971 and is also a graduate alumnus of his undergraduate alma mater, the University of Miami.

Publications and Media Appearances

Mr. Lipcon is a versed authority in transportation accident litigation and the author of several popular books and publications including “Help for the Auto Accident Victim“, “Seaman’s Rights in the United States When Involved in an Accident“, The Cruise Line Law Reporter and his newest release, “Unsafe on the High Seas.” “Unsafe on the High Seas” is available on, Itunes and Nook as an e-book and has remained among the top 30 best-selling books in Amazon’s travel section.

Mr. Lipcon is frequently interviewed by national print and television media outlets for his analysis of transportation accidents, cruising industry developments, cruise ship rape and injury matters in the news.

Professional Affiliations

  • 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

Mr. Lipcon is also a member of Mensa, the international high intelligence quotient society.

Court Admissions

Charles R. Lipcon is one of the most experienced maritime lawyers in the State of Florida. He is admitted to practice in various areas and hierarchy of courts. He has received a bar admission in all state and federal courts in the State of Florida; the Supreme Court of the United States; the United States Court of Federal Claims; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; and, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.


View our maritime attorney Charles Lipcon’s interviews on major news channels covering cruise ship accidents, deaths, rapes and more.