Our Maritime Attorneys
Carlos Felipe Llinás Negret
Carlos Felipe Llinás Negret is a maritime attorney handling complex commercial vessel litigation. Mr. Llinás has represented clients in a variety of matters including multi-plaintiff claims under the Seaman's Wage Act, recreational vessel litigation under the Limitation of Liability Act, wrongful death, seafarer work place injuries under the Jones Act, cruise line medical malpractice, admiralty products liability, and labor arbitrations. On October 1, 2012 Mr. Llinás was featured in the television documentary "Dispatches, Cruises Undercover: The Truth Below Decks."
Mr. Llinás is also an active appellate attorney handling claims in front of federal and Florida appellate courts. Mr. Llinás' recent appellate success includes a winning opinion from the 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 the federal maritime law).
Mr. Llinás grew up in Madrid, Spain and is fluent in Spanish. He earned his Bachelor in Business Administration degree from the University of Miami in 2005. While attending UM, Mr. Llinás was profiled in the President's Annual Report as one of five "students primed for greatness," and was recognized by the Miami-Dade County Office of the Mayor for his role as President of the UM Model United Nations Team. Mr. Llinás received his law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law. During law school he received a book award for highest class grade in Professional Responsibility, and served as an instructor of Civil Procedure to first year law students. 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 Appeal.
- 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