Named Lawyer of the Year In Admiralty & Maritime
Named Lawyer of the Year In Admiralty & Maritime
Because We Care
Because We Care
In 1971, Charles Lipcon founded this law firm because he wanted to help people who were treated unfairly by the cruise ship industry. We know how it feels to have been mistreated and we are here to listen and to help
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A Record of Success
A Record of Success
Over $300 Million recovered for our clients*
3,000+ Cases concluded successfully
165 Years combined experienceRead more
Trusted for our Expertis
Trusted for our Expertise
The firm national media outlets turn to for cruise ship and maritime matters.
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Lawyer of the Year: Charles R. Lipcon

Attorney Charles R. Lipcon has been named Lawyer of the Year in Admiralty & Maritime by US News & World Report for 2020. This achievement culminates a long career of successes, honors and accolades as one of the preeminent maritime attorneys in the United States. An extremely experienced maritime lawyer, Mr. Lipcon is responsible for numerous landmark cases, has been featured on national news more than 50 times, and has written a top 30 travel book on Amazon – Unsafe on the High Seas.

Mr. Lipcon has also been named to Best Lawyers in America, his firm is named to Best Law Firms by US News & World Report, he is a SuperLawyer as well as a member of the Multi-Million Advocates Forum and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

America’s Top Maritime Lawyers

Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & 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.

Award Winning Attorneys

Moreover, we are the only plaintiffs maritime and cruise ship firm in the United States that has been named in the “Best Law Firms” by US News & World Report on a national level, and we are proud to announce that US News & World Report has named four of our attorneys as “Best Lawyers.” It’s achievements such as these that have earned us the reputation as America’s leading maritime lawyers.

A Record of Success

Our willingness to take cases to trial and our proven track record of success has allowed our attorneys to gain a reputation as aggressive, results-oriented legal advocates in the legal community. This unwavering pursuit of justice has given our lawyers the ability to prevail against entities with significant resources at their disposal, so if you or a loved one have been injured or assaulted at sea, let us put our experience to work for you.


The Only Cruise Ship Law Firm in America with Four “Best Lawyers”

Charles R. Lipcon

Charles R. Lipcon is the firm’s founder and one of the preeminent maritime attorneys in the United States. Mr. Lipcon …

Jason R. Margulies

Jason R. Margulies

Jason R. Margulies is a board-certified admiralty and maritime lawyer, as well as a co-managing partner of Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina …

Ricardo V. Alsina

Ricardo V. Alsina

Ricardo (Rick) V. Alsina is an accomplished maritime attorney at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. An active trial lawyer, …

Michael A. Winkleman

Michael A. Winkleman is one of the nation’s top maritime lawyers. An active trial and appellate attorney, Mr. Winkleman is …

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Hear What Our Clients Have To Say

I got Andrew's name from a friend of mine and gave him a call,I couldn't be any happier that I did.
A true professional. He was available any time I needed to ask his advice and was very prompt with any and all information. This whole process was extremely professional from start to finish. I would recommend this firm to anyone who needs an attorney. No fake promises just realistic results. Thank for all of you help.

Kevin DeGeorge May 28, 2020

I worked with Jacqueline and Kim. Both were very kind, personable and professional. I was very impressed with how responsive they were, no matter what time I messaged them. I always felt like they cared about me and my individual case. The whole situation was pretty stressful for me at times and their personalized attention to detail made it much easier to deal with. I am extremely happy with the representation I received from Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman and would highly recommend them to anyone who needs this type of service.

William Chipp May 1, 2020

I would like to thank Mr. Weiner and Mr. Winkleman for their dedication in resolving my case. I am very satisfied the results. They were friendly and available every time I had questions. I would highly recommend anyone needing a lawyer to contact this firm for assistance. Once again thank you!

Jeff Hicks April 10, 2020

I hold Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. in the highest esteem and would highly recommend them. They demonstrated incredible legal expertise and were incredibly approachable.
My case was quite peculiar as I live in Europe but even with the distance and the time difference the collaboration was incredibly easy. Stefanie Black was always available for questions and she was incredibly thorough in every aspect of the case.
Miss Black and Mr Margulies made an incredible team with the perfect balance of experience and case knowledge.
I am incredibly grateful for all their efforts in this case and am very pleased with the outcome.
Thank you so much!

Philippe H April 3, 2020

I would like to express my great gratitude to Mr. Grammes and Mr. Winkleman for the necessary and timely managed legal assistance while fighting for my rights due to the employer’s negligence. Great dedication, around the clock availability and core professionalism at work for every recommendation. Thank you so much for everything! You people rock!

Bojan Vuckovic March 30, 2020

Many thanks to Jackie Garcell for handling my case. She was very professional and helpful, always ready to answer on any of my questions and she made me feel protected from day one until now. She proved that justice is equal to everybody! Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina and Winkleman are more then recommended from my side.

Aleksandar Novakovic March 26, 2020

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Contact Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. today for a free, no-commitment consultation with a maritime lawyer. You can contact us by completing the submission form on our homepage or by calling our toll-free number at 1-877-233-1238.


Frequently Asked Questions

As award-winning maritime attorneys, we are happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding your rights and options following any maritime law issue you find yourself in. If you have been injured, harmed or assaulted, we will fight to make it right. The following are just some of the questions that we commonly answer during initial consultations with potential clients, and central questions to the case as we fight for our clients’ rights.

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