Lipcon, Margulies and Winkleman, P.A. are the nation’s leaders in maritime and cruise ship law, offering services in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as well as throughout the entire state of Florida, from our headquarters in Miami, Florida. Named to “Best Lawyers” by US News & World Report as well as “Lawyer of the Year” in 2020, there is no firm better suited to help you if you have been injured at sea. We have been representing clients in Jones Act and other maritime cases for over 50 years and have a long history of victories in landmark cases, countless awards and accolades, and over $300 million recovered for our clients. With a proven track record of success and a team of passionate advocates, we are ready to be your relentless advocate for justice!
If you were injured while working or cruising on a boat, yacht or any other vessel, you need the experience of maritime lawyers who understand the Jones Act and other laws that protect workers at sea. Likewise, guests who are injured while on a cruise ship or other vessel need an advocate who knows maritime law and can ensure they are wholly compensated for their injuries. Fortunately, the industry leaders in all aspects of maritime law are conveniently located a short distance from Fort Lauderdale.
Meet Our Maritime Lawyers
Our team of 15 full-time maritime attorneys are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve. We have offices in 7 states with our Miami headquarters just a short drive, train or bus ride from Fort Lauderdale.
Charles R. Lipcon
Lawyer of the Year Best Lawyers in America Best Law Firms (US News) SuperLawyers Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Club Million Dollar Advocates Club
Michael A. Winkleman
Best Lawyers in America Best Law Firms (US News) SuperLawyers Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in Florida in 2017
Best Lawyers in America Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in Florida in 2017 SuperLawyers
Our Fort Lauderdale Practice Areas
We are able to assist Fort Lauderdale residents and visitors in the following practice areas:
- Cruise Ship Accidents & Injuries
- Cruise Ship Rape
- Cruise Passenger Disappearances
- Cruise Ship Overboard Accidents
- Cruise Ship Drowning Accidents
- Cruise Ship Medical Malpractice
- FlowRider Accidents
- Seaman’s Claims
- Boating Accidents
- Yacht Accidents
- Jet Ski Accidents
- Parasailing Accidents
- Scuba Diving Accidents
- Barge, Cargo, and Tanker Accidents
- Commercial Fishing Accidents
- Shore Excursion Accidents
- Hotel, Resort and Vacation Accidents
- Hotel Rape and Sexual Assault
Cruise Lines Operating In Fort Lauderdale
There are many cruise lines operating in Fort Lauderdale, and due to the specifics of maritime law, virtually all injury cases must be filed against the major cruise lines in the federal courts in South Florida. This is why our firm is conveniently based in Miami to stay near two of the busiest ports in the country and provide our clients with the best service possible.
- Carnival Cruise Lines
- Royal Caribbean International
- Norwegian Cruise Line
- Holland America Line
- MSC Cruises
- Celebrity Cruises
- Costa Cruises
- Disney Cruise Line
- Princess Cruises
Shipping Companies Operating Out of Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale is home to a large number of shipping companies that operate in the port city. The Jones Act is a federal law that provides special protections for workers who are injured while working on navigable waters. If you were hurt while working on a boat, you might be able to file a Jones Act claim against your employer. Give us a call and we will let you know all of your rights.
Here are some of the most popular shipping companies that operate in Fort Lauderdale:
- Maersk Lines
- Crowley Maritime Corporation
- Seaboard Marine
- Evergreen Marine Corporation
- Eagle Marine Services
- Tote Maritime Puerto Rico
- Banana Coast Cargo
- Continental Shipping Lines
- A&R Logistics
Boating And Watersport Accidents in Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale is a popular destination for boating and water sports lovers, and several companies offer services in the city. With world-class beaches and easy access to watersports, it is no wonder that Fort Lauderdale is also home to a considerable share of boating and watersport accidents.
If you have been injured in a boating or watersport accident in Fort Lauderdale, maritime law applies and that means that certain steps will need to be taken in order to protect your rights. We can help you file a maritime personal injury claim against the company or individual responsible for the accident. Trying to navigate maritime law, especially while injured, can be complex and time-consuming, so it is important to have an experienced maritime lawyer on your side. Remember, our consultation is always free, so let us help you put your mind at ease so you can focus on your recovery.
At our law firm, we have an award-winning team of experienced maritime lawyers who can help you with your case. We have represented clients in a wide range of maritime accidents, including those involving:
We can help you file a maritime personal injury claim against the responsible party if you have been injured in a maritime accident. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced maritime lawyers.
Partner With A Leading Maritime Law Firm Serving Fort Lauderdale
When you partner with our maritime law firm, you can be confident that you are working with the best maritime lawyers available. We have a proven track record of success in handling maritime accident cases, and we are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients.
You can trust that our maritime lawyers will fight for you to seek the maximum compensation for your suffering. We have over 165 years of combined experience and have been named to “Best Law Firms” ® by US News & World Report since 2016. Three of our attorneys were named “Best Lawyers” ® in America by US News & World Report, and we have an AV® Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced maritime lawyers. We will review your case and help you understand your legal options. Contact us right away or call 877-233-1238 to speak with an experienced attorney for a free and confidential consultation.