Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. is one of the world’s most accomplished law firms in the field of maritime and admiralty law. Our firm represents clients from nearly every country who suffer harm while aboard a cruise ship or any vessel traveling on open waters, as well as seamen who work on waterways and docks across the globe.

The firm’s goal is not only to advocate for the rights of clients who suffer harm, but also to educate and inform consumers and maritime workers about the dangers at sea and their rights when something goes wrong.  We have prepared many resources for travelers, boaters and maritime workers, and our attorneys have both made numerous television appearances and been quoted in major publications on issues related to cruise ships and general maritime law.

To find out more about our firm, as well as the laws that impact your rights, please browse our resources and publications listed below. If you have questions or want personalized advice on your rights as an injured boat passenger or maritime worker, you can also give us a call any time to talk with one of our maritime lawyers.

TV Appearances

The attorneys at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. have been featured on more than 80 national television news broadcasts. We are the go-to firm to provide insight and information to television viewers on cruise ship disasters and crimes aboard cruise ships, including rapes and sexual assaults. Learn more about our TV appearances and view clips from media broadcasts on NBC, ABC, CBS and Good Morning America, among others.

Our Firm in the News

News readers of major publications have gleaned insight from our attorneys on the subject of cruise ship accidents, including drownings in cruise pools, sexual assaults aboard cruise vessels, and much more. View news articles quoting attorneys from Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. on pressing issues affecting the cruise industry and the rights of cruise passengers everywhere.


Attorney Charles Lipcon has published numerous articles, newsletters and books on the rights of cruise passengers and maritime workers. Among the publications that Charles Lipcon is known for is Unsafe on the High Seas, which is a top 30 travel book on Amazon. Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. has also created tools you can use to protect your rights in case of an emergency, including a Cruise Ship Lawyer App and a Cruise Ship S.O.S. Card. Review all of our publications to find more in-depth information and valuable tools for cruise passengers and maritime workers.

Cruise Ship Law Blog

When news affects seamen, sailors or cruise passengers, you can find out the most current information on our Cruise Ship Law Blog.  Regular articles keep you abreast of cruise ship tragedies, serious accidents at sea, and new legal and regulatory developments that could affect your rights as a passenger or as a maritime worker. Visit our blog regularly to get the latest information.


Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. attorneys are respected speakers who are in-demand guests at seminars open to both professionals and the public. Find out about speaking engagements and upcoming presentations at seminars throughout the United States and listen to keynote speeches made by trusted professionals at our maritime firm.


Many organizations provide insight into maritime and cruise ship laws. While there is no substitute for legal advice that applies to the specifics of your situation, general resources on admiralty and maritime law can offer background information on your rights as a maritime worker or cruise passenger. Review the resources we’ve compiled to find out about boating safety, resources for cruise passengers, maritime organizations and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

You need to know your rights and know how the law protects you. Maritime and admiralty law are complex areas of law that require in-depth knowledge of detailed federal and state statutes, as well as international laws. If you have a question about the law or about your rights, our firm wants to ensure you get the answers you are looking for.  Review the answers to Frequently Asked Questions that we have prepared and contact us today to receive personalized advice from an experienced maritime attorney.