Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. are headquartered in Miami, Florida, just minutes away from the Port of Miami’s main terminals and overlooking Miami’s cruise passenger facilities — the ideal location for world leaders in maritime law. With 15 full-time maritime lawyers and over 50 years of experience, we are ready to handle the most complex injuries and assaults at sea and get you and your family the recovery that you deserve.
Downtown Miami Headquarters
Our downtown Miami headquarters is located at:
Our office building is just minutes from Miami’s cruise passenger facilities which are also one of the busiest passenger seaports in the world: PortMiami. Passengers of any of the many cruise lines served by PortMiami will find that our global headquarters is easy to reach.
Our firm is also located close to the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. United States Federal Courthouse Building, which houses the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The federal courthouse facility provides accessible access to accommodate all clients who wish to attend hearings and trials. This location is important because virtually all cruise ship injury cases must be filed in this precise courthouse due to the terms and conditions of the cruise passenger ticket contract.
Our Miami headquarters is centrally located and easily accessible by public transportation. In addition to ample street parking, there are several public parking garages within walking distance of our building.
South Miami Satellite Office
We also have a convenient satellite office in the South Miami/ Kendall area.
Our Miami Office Practice Areas
Our law firm is able to assist Miami, Florida residents, and visitors who need help 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
The Nation’s Leading Maritime Lawyers
Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. is one of the nation’s leading maritime law firms representing passengers and crew members who have been injured, assaulted or lost their lives while cruising. The firm has been handling maritime cases since 1971 and has handled some of the most significant cases in cruise line history.
Our firm’s lawyers have been featured on major news outlets such as CNN, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Time Magazine, CBS, 60 Minutes, and more.
Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. has been consistently ranked by U.S. News – “Best Lawyers”® as a “Tier 1” law firm in the areas of Personal Injury Litigation and Admiralty & Maritime Law.
If you or a loved one have been injured, assaulted, or lost their life while cruising, we invite you to contact our offices today to speak with one of our 15 full-time maritime attorneys. We offer free consultations, and there is no fee unless we recover compensation for your injuries or loss.
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
Cruise Lines Operating Out Of Miami, Florida
Miami is known as the home to a number of the world’s most recognized cruise lines, and the city serves millions of visitors each year as they embark on cruises.
- Royal Caribbean
- Carnival Cruise Lines
- Norwegian Cruise Line
- Celebrity Cruises
- Disney Cruise Line
- MSC Cruises
- Oceania Cruises
- Azamara Club Cruises
- Costa Cruises
- Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Filing Lawsuits Against Cruise Lines For Personal Injuries
Passengers who are injured or assaulted while cruising must file most lawsuits in the Federal court located in Miami, Florida. There are a few cruise lines that have forum selection clauses that require lawsuits to be filed in California or Washington State, and that is why we have attorneys licensed in these states.
Equally important is the fact that all cruise line injury cases must be filed within one year of the date of the injury otherwise the case is forever barred. This is called a statute of limitations and it is far shorter than most states’ time period to file a case.
As such, it is critically important to speak with an experienced maritime lawyer who is familiar with the process of filing a cruise ship injury lawsuit to ensure that your claim is filed in the proper court, within the proper time frame, and that you are maximizing your chances of recovery.
Shipping Companies Operating Out of Port of Miami
Along with many cruise companies, Port of Miami is home to a variety of multi-national shipping companies that employ many maritime workers.
- A.P. Moller-Maersk
- Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
- CMA CGM
- China Shipping Container Lines
- Evergreen Marine
- Hyundai Merchant Marine
- Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line)
- Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK)
- Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL)
- Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation
- Zim Integrated Shipping Services
Filing Maritime Claims Against Shipping Companies
The Jones Act is a federal law that provides seamen with the right to sue their employers for personal injuries sustained while working at sea. Seamen who are injured while working on cargo ships, fishing boats, oil rigs, and other vessels typically have the option of filing a Jones Act claim against their employer.
If you have been injured while working on a vessel, it is important to speak with an experienced maritime lawyer who can help you understand your rights and options under the Jones Act.
Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. has successfully represented literally thousands of injured seamen in Jones Act claims against some of the largest shipping companies in the world, including Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC, CMA CGM, and more.
Our firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for injured seamen, and we are committed to tirelessly fighting for the rights of maritime workers.
Boating And Jet Ski Accidents in Miami
Some of the most common causes of boating and jet ski accidents include:
- Inexperienced operators
- Reckless or negligent operation
- Unsafe waters
- Poor weather conditions
- Defective equipment
- Alcohol use
The lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. have successfully represented countless victims of boating and jet ski accidents in Miami, throughout Florida and around the world. If you or a loved one have been injured in a boating or jet ski accident, we encourage you to contact our offices today for a free consultation. We will review your case and advise you of your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Trying to make sense of what to do after an accident can be overwhelming. We are here to help you through this process. Contact our offices today for a free consultation with one of our award-winning personal injury lawyers at any of our national law office locations.
Contact Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. – America’s Leading Maritime Lawyers
Our firm is world-renowned for our expertise in maritime law and we have litigated some of the most significant cases in cruise line litigation. Our firm’s lawyers have been featured in major news outlets such as Good Morning America, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Time Magazine, CBS, NBC, and ABC. We have recovered over $300 million for our clients.
If you or a loved one have been injured or assaulted at sea, we encourage you to contact our offices today to speak with a Miami maritime attorney. We offer free consultations, and there is no fee unless we recover compensation for your injuries or loss. Contact us right away or call 877-233-1238 to speak with an experienced attorney for a free and confidential consultation.