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Award-Winning Maritime Lawyers, Specializing in Admiralty, Maritime and Cruise Ship Accident Cases in All 50 States and Around the World
Focusing on maritime and admiralty personal injury claims against cruise lines and other boat owners, our lawyers represent passengers and crew injured on ships worldwide.
Representation may be available for passengers and crew injured in accidents, assaults, or by reason of illnesses on cruise ships, tankers, motorboats, personal water craft or many other type of vessels.
Through outstanding legal work and advice, our cruise ship lawyers seek justice for accident victims with an emphasis on admiralty and maritime matters including cruise lines.
Practice Highlight: Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina and Winkleman, P.A. Recognized Nationally as a "Best Law Firm" by US News & World Report for 2018. If you need an experienced maritime attorney, turn to our award-winning team with confidence.
AV Rated Maritime Attorneys
Since its founding in 1971, Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A., has represented clients around the globe in maritime and personal injury cases. With over a century of combined experience, our team has brought over one hundred trials to verdict in state and federal court.
Our cruise ship attorneys represent passengers and crewmembers injured in accidents, assaults and illnesses on cruise ships, tankers, motor vessels, personal watercraft and other seagoing vessels. We also practice in the areas of commercial torts, product liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, class action, aviation and motor vehicle accidents. Although our firm is based in Miami, we serve an international client base. We have the capability to represent clients in legal matters worldwide and can work with clients in any language.
Each maritime lawyer at the law firm of Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A., has extensive experience litigating admiralty and ...Read More
At Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A., our cruise ship lawyers have extensive knowledge of maritime law as it applies ...Read More
Top Crime on Cruise Ships We effectively represent victims assaulted or raped on a cruise ship by crew members or ...Read More
Seaman, Seafarer & Crewmember Claims Work with a maritime lawyer who will fight for your rights. We will determine your ...Read More
Offshore workers are susceptible to a variety of accidents and injuries. You and your family are entitled to certain rights ...Read More
Each Jones Act lawyer at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A has extensive experience defending the rights of seamen who ...Read More
Recreational boating and water sports can be fun but serious injuries can result. The majority of marine accidents involve people ...Read More
Victims and their families have certain rights under the law. Let our experienced team assist you if you have been ...Read More
We have successfully handled a range of commercial tort cases involving ships, as well as other land-based corporations and contracts. ...Read More
Our firm has extensive experience in bringing class action lawsuits against maritime corporations as well as land-based companies. Class action ...Read More
Hear What Our Clients Have To Say
I would like to thank all of the staff at LMAW, P.A., especially Michael Winkleman, Eric Morales and Charles Lipcon, for their support and hard work during my lawsuit.
8 Steps to Take If You Are Injured or Assaulted on a Cruise Ship
- Immediately report, in writing, the incident to the security department on the ship.
- Document who you reported the accident or crime to, when you reported it and who was with you.
- Obtain a copy of your written report.
- Take photographs of the scene of the incident before it changes, if possible. Even if the scene has changed, take photographs.
- Write down the name, address, and telephone number of each person who was a witness to the incident.
- Visit the ship’s doctor to seek treatment for your injury.
- If necessary, visit a shore-based doctor at the next port of call.
- Contact an experienced maritime lawyer to discuss the incident as soon as possible.
Meet the Attorneys
Charles R. Lipcon is our firm’s founding maritime lawyer and has been handling personal injury, cruise line sexual assault and ...Read More
Jason R. Margulies is a board certified admiralty and maritime lawyer and shareholder of Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. ...Read More
Ricardo V. Alsina is an active trial lawyer and maritime attorney at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. Mr. Alsina ...Read More
Despite security cameras and safety protocol, cruise disappearances are unfortunately still happening. In many cases, the cruise line will attempt to avoid any responsibility for the incident so as not to put their name in a bad light. Just this week, a 24-year-old pool attendant aboard the Vision of the Seas was reported missing after not showing up for his shift. A ship-wide search was conducted, but the man has yet to be found.Read More
Setting out on a cruise should be an exciting and stress-free time! And in can be, when you keep a few safety tips in the back of your mind. Our maritime lawyers offer a few reminders, before you set sail.Read More
By: JESSICA LIPSCOMB, New Times Next time you see a cruise ship at PortMiami, consider this: Because of a loophole ...Read More
The unfortunate reality is that cruise ship rape and sexual assault are the two most commonly reported crimes at sea. Equally as disheartening is the fact that far too many victims do not know that the perpetrator of the crime can and should be prosecuted. At LMAW, PA we help clients get the legal resolution they deserve.Read More
Are you planning a cruise in 2018? Are you a frequent cruiser who is curious as to the trends that could dominate the industry next year? If you answered yes to either or both of those questions, then look no further. We have the inside scoop on what to expect, as well as a few tips for keeping yourself safe while at sea.Read More
No one ever sets out on a cruise vacation expecting to fall seriously ill or experience a major health concern. However, that happens far more often than anyone would like. This week, a 71-year-old man was suffering acute respiratory distress aboard the Norwegian Breakaway. He was medevaced to the nearest hospital where he was last listed in stable condition.Read More
The case of Kenneth Manzanares, the Utah man charged with killing his wife Kristy aboard the Emerald Princess this summer has gripped headlines for months. This week, a judge ordered the trial’s start date to be pushed from April 23, 2018 to November 5, 2018 due to the complex nature of the case.Read More
When you set out on your cruise, you should be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy. However, it’s important to also remember that crimes such as a rape and sexual assault can still take place at sea. As a result, we’ve put together a few facts for you to keep in mind, before you set sail.Read More
Before you set out on your cruise this winter, you’ll want to make sure you fully understand what you are getting yourself into. Make sure to read the fine print of your ticket and do your research on cruise medical staff before you depart. And if you should suffer accident or injury at sea, LMAW, P.A. is here to help.Read More
Jones Act Representation
We focus a majority of our practice on admiralty and maritime claims against cruise line operators and private boat owners. We have represented clients in numerous precedent-setting, high-profile maritime cases such as the Costa Concordia grounding. Our attorneys were the first to certify a class action lawsuit raised in admiralty in the United States.
We represent a wide range of plaintiffs including seafarers’ unions, cruise line employees, passengers and seamen within the United States and around the globe. We provide legal representation with regard to legal and administrative rights, medical treatment, wages and other matters of boating accident compensation available under the Jones Act and United States maritime law. We have represented clients against most major cruise lines, including Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Cape Canaveral Cruise Lines, Costa, Disney, Norwegian and Princess.
Cruise Ship Assault & Rape
Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A., also represents passengers and crew members who have been sexually harassed or assaulted on a cruise line. We have litigated sexual assault and rape cases against most of the major cruise lines and represented many clients in this complex and sensitive area of law.
Award-Winning Legal Team
Our premier group of eight attorneys has received accolades and recognition from peers, clients and legal organizations. We have been recognized as Super Lawyers and named Top Law Firm Protecting Seafarer Rights. We have also been named among America’s Best Lawyers and are members of the Million Dollar Associates Forum, the Multi-Million Dollar Associates Forum and the American Association for Justice.
A number of our lawyers have been awarded a Martindale Hubbell “AV” Preeminent rating, the highest possible rating in terms of ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of legal professional excellence, as reviewed by peers in the legal community. We have also received top ratings on Avvo.com, one of the Internet’s leading attorney rating websites.
Our maritime lawyers are thought leaders and have published numerous reference and educational texts in the field, including legal guides for seamen and passengers. We instruct classes of present and future legal professionals, and are frequently invited to lecture at international conventions, law schools and other venues. We have received international radio, Internet and television coverage for our multi-million dollar judgments and high profile representations. We have also been featured on national television on over 80 occasions.
Download Our Free Cruise Ship Injury App
Our legal team has developed a unique iPhone and Android-compatible application designed to help you when you need a maritime lawyer the most. Download our exclusive application and bring it with you on your smartphone or tablet on your next cruise vacation. Our app allows you to easily store and retain everything you might need to present to a lawyer:
- Capture and record data and photos about your accident or injuries
- Input and track injury-related expenses
- Review incident response checklists to help you in a cruise accident
- Find the closest medical facility
- Place Skype calls from your device if you are injured at sea
- Submit a free case evaluation form to our team
Designed and launched exclusively by our firm, the app offers every feature you need if you are injured on your next cruise ship excursion – even a built-in flashlight if you are caught in the dark. Download it for free today.
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 home page or by calling our toll-free number at 1-877-233-1238.