Our Maritime Lawyers
Eric C. Morales
Eric C. Morales is an active trial and appellate attorney handling passenger and crewmember injury claims as well as non-maritime personal injury cases.
Mr. Morales started working with Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. in 2009 while studying at the University of Miami School of Law. While at the UM School of Law, he was awarded the Priscilla Jewett Schneller Scholarship for outstanding academic performance, was named to the Dean's List, and twice received the book award for receiving the highest grade in a class. Additionally, Mr. Morales was selected as a Dean's Fellow to teach torts to first year law students. After graduating Cum Laude with course work in maritime personal injury and coastal law, Mr. Morales joined Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. as an associate maritime lawyer.
Mr. Morales is admitted to practice law in all Florida State Courts, the Southern District of Florida, District Court of Puerto Rico, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. In his time as an associate at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A., Mr. Morales has successfully litigated injury claims through trial, post-trial, and appellate proceedings. This litigation includes the landmark case of Skye v. Maersk Line Limited, where the Southern District of Florida allowed an injured seafarer to pursue claims under the Jones Act, based on heart injuries sustained as a result of negligent working hours in violation of federal law. Mr. Morales played an integral role in defeating summary judgment and ultimately winning a jury verdict at trial.