Ricardo (Rick) V. Alsina is an accomplished maritime attorney at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. An active trial lawyer, Mr. Alsina has been with the firm for over 16 years. He has been named to Best Lawyers in America ® and his firm is named to Best Law Firms by US News & World Report ®. In addition, Rick has earned a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV – the highest rating for legal ability and professional and ethical standards in the industry.
Mr. Alsina is a key asset for our practice with respect to international clients, in part due to his diverse international background and his fluency in Spanish. He spent the better part of his formative years in Argentina, Venezuela and Thailand. This has provided him with a unique ability to understand the cultural idiosyncrasies of crewmembers from the East as well as from South and Central American. Accordingly, Mr. Alsina provides a unique advantage for our international clients hailing from those regions of the world.
Mr. Alsina has litigated cruise ship personal injury claims extensively and focuses on both crewmember seafarer claims.
Mr. Alsina summed up his philosophy towards legal representation succinctly in a recent interview:
“There is no greater satisfaction for a trial lawyer than to go in with all the odds against you – the big name firm on the other side, the case law supposedly “black-and-white” that you are supposed to lose – and your argument and your creativity and your hard work turns it all around and you make new law and you are able to help your client. That is always the best day in the life of a trial lawyer.”
Court Admissions and Professional Affiliations
Mr. Alsina is admitted to practice in the following courts:
- All state and federal courts in the State of Florida
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Is currently a member of the following professional associations:
- Florida Bar Association
- Florida Admiralty Trial Lawyers Association
Rick has also been certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Court Mediator.
Education and Background
▪ Graduated from the University of Miami with a B.S. in 1984.
▪ Graduated from the St. Thomas School of Law in 1990.
▪ Member of Florida Bar since 1991.
▪ Member of the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Honor Society since 1984.
View maritime attorney Ricardo Alsina’s interviews on major news channels covering cruise ship accidents, deaths, rapes and more.