Meet Our Maritime Attorneys

If you have been injured or victimized in a maritime-related case, finding an experienced attorney to represent you is very important. Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A offers experienced legal services spanning all types of maritime litigation. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience handling accidents relating to all types of watercraft including cruise ships, boats, yachts and commercial vessels. Our legal team can help you determine the extent and feasibility of your case. We will evaluate your case free of charge and our exclusive team of award-winning lawyers service clientele from all over the world.

Our legal team represent a broad spectrum of clients around the globe, including passengers, crew members, seafarers’ unions, cruise line employees, and seamen. Our scope of practice encompasses legal and administrative rights, medical treatment, cruise ship sexual assault cases and maritime accident compensation available under United States law. We have represented plaintiffs in cases against most of the major cruise lines.

At Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A., we have handled thousands of maritime matters and are industry-shaping advocates for ship safety, seamen’s rights, responsible cruising and the accountability of professional mariners who hold themselves out to the cruising public as common carriers. We have brought over 200 trials to verdict in state and federal courts and recovered millions on behalf of clients injured or victimized in cases related to the sea.

For more information about the members of our team, review the biographies below:

Locations Served
Worldwide
Languages Spoken
English

Charles R. Lipcon

Awards
Best Lawyers in America
Best Law Firms (US News)
SuperLawyers
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Club
Million Dollar Advocates Club
Concentration
Maritime Law
Experience
48 Years
Notable Verdict
$25.8 million for an engine room worker on a cargo ship (Houston, Texas Federal Court)
Locations Served
Worldwide
Languages Spoken
English

Jason R. Margulies

Awards
Best Lawyers in America
Best Law Firms (US News)
SuperLawyers
Concentration
Cruise Ship Rape and Sexual Assault
Experience
26 Years
Notable Verdict
Handled more El Faro cases than any other lawyer in the world, and resolved them all collectively for approximately $10 million
Locations Served
Worldwide
Languages Spoken
English and Spanish

Ricardo V. Alsina

Awards
Best Lawyers in America
Best Law Firms (US News)
Concentration
Injured Crewmembers/ Seafarer Rights
Experience
28 Years
Notable Verdict
$3.3 million for a Honduran seaman that lost his foot
Locations Served
Worldwide
Languages Spoken
English

Michael A. Winkleman

Awards
Best Lawyers in America
Best Law Firms (US News)
Super Lawyers Rising Star
Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in Florida in 2017
Concentration
Cruise Ship Catastrophic Injury & Cruise Ship Sexual Assault
Experience
12 Years
Notable Verdict
$4.4 million for a Longshoreman injured at Port Miami (Walker v FPL)
Locations Served
Florida, California, Massachusetts
Languages Spoken
English

Carol L. Finklehoffe

Awards
Admiralty & Maritime Law Certified Specialist (CA)
Concentration
Crew & passenger personal injury, wrongful death and sexual assault claims
Experience
25 Years
Notable Verdict
$15,500,000 personal injury case
Locations Served
Florida and Colorado
Languages Spoken
English and Spanish

Jacqueline Garcell

Awards
Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in Florida in 2017
Concentration
Cruise Ship Sexual Assaults and Shore Excursion Accidents
Experience
5 Years
Notable Verdict
$2.6 million – Beam Vs Carnival – cruise ship passenger fractured neck on Carnival waterslide area
Locations Served
Florida
Languages Spoken
English, Italian, Spanish, French

Adria G. Notari

Awards
Graduated Cum Laude (U.S. Merchant Marine Academy)
Concentration
Crewmember rights
Experience
8 Years
Notable Verdict
$3.3 million – Acosta v. Dantor Cargo Shipping, et al – crewmember with catastrophic foot injury
Locations Served
Worldwide
Languages Spoken
English

Marc Weiner

Awards
William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award
Concentration
Maritime / Admiralty personal injury – crew and passenger claims.
Experience
5+ Years
Notable Verdict
Anthem of the Seas hurricane sailing incident – Confidential $$
Locations Served
Worldwide
Languages Spoken
English

Andrew Freedman

Awards
Concentration
Maritime & admiralty personal injury
Experience
7 Years
Notable Verdict
Locations Served
Florida
Languages Spoken
English

Daniel Grammes

Awards
CALI Book Award for: Civil Procedure; Appellate Advocacy; Professional Responsibility; Payment Systems; and Conflicts of Law
Concentration
Passenger and Crew Claims
Experience
3 Years
Notable Verdict

Our law firm takes great pride in our high quality of client care. We consider client service to be an essential part of the excellence in our firm’s pledge of, “integrity first, compassion, and excellence in all we do.”

International Representation

Our firm represents clients internationally. In that vein, we are also a multi-lingual practice. We represent plaintiffs who reside domestically in the United States, as well as those who live abroad.

If you or someone you love has been searching for an attorney, please do not hesitate to contact our firm at 877-233-1238, for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation today.

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