Recreational Boating Claims
Marine Property Damage Claims
Maritime Contract Claims
Twyman v. Carnival Corp.
Adams v. Carnival Corp.
Landivar v. Celebrity Cruises, Inc.
De Gracia v. Royal Caribbean Cruises
Alex Perez is an active litigator licensed to practice in all Florida Federal and State Courts, including Appellate Courts. Mr. Perez also routinely handles International Arbitrations pending in countries all over the world.
Mr. Perez has secured millions of dollars for his clients. Mr. Perez primarily represents passengers injured on cruise ships, crewmembers injured on cruise ships, cargo vessels, oil tankers and other commercial sea going vessels, and handles a variety of recreational marine cases involving pleasure boats and jet skis.
Before starting his practice, Mr. Perez attended Tulane University Law School where he pursued a course of study in one of the most extensive and respected maritime law curriculums in the United States. Mr. Perez graduated cum laude from Tulane University Law School in 2016. While at Tulane, Mr. Perez earned his Certificate of Specialization in Maritime Law and received the Charles Kohlmeyer Jr. award as the top maritime scholar in his graduating law school class. Mr. Perez also served as a Managing Editor for the world-renowned Tulane Maritime Law Journal.
While in law school, Mr. Perez served as an intern for two different federal court judges within the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, the Hon. Martin L.C. Feldman and the Hon. Nannette Jolivette Brown.
Prior to joining Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A., Mr. Perez worked at a prominent maritime defense firm in Miami, Florida where he defended major cruise lines and private yacht owners against personal injury and property damage claims. Now, given his ability to see both the defense and plaintiff side of litigation, Mr. Perez’s unique perspective often becomes an invaluable resource for his clients when giving them insight, advice and successfully handling their cases to conclusion.
Mr. Perez’s notable cases
NCL (Bahamas) Ltd. v. Kaczkowski, 396 F.Supp.3d 1185 (S.D. Fla. 2019) – Crewmember suffered significant bilateral leg fractures when a heap of heavy scrap metal fell on top of him; defining Jones Act seaman status in the context of a crewmember who worked for an independent contractor to the cruise ship operator.
Twyman v. Carnival Corp., 410 F.Supp.3d 1311 (S.D. Fla. 2019) – Minor child died in a jet ski collision; defining Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress claim and the notice pleading standard in the context of a jet ski collision in which cruise ship passengers and family members witnessed a minor child sustain fatal injuries.
Adams v. Carnival Corp., 482 F.Supp.3d 1256 (S.D. Fla. 2020) – Cruise ship passenger sustained a traumatic brain injury while participating in a zip line excursion; defining pleading standards concerning a cruise ship operator’s notice of dangerous conditions concerning a zip line excursion.
Landivar v. Celebrity Cruises, Inc., 2022 WL 375273 (S.D. Fla. 2022) – Cruise ship passenger contracted COVID-19 and underwent an above-the-knee leg amputation as a result; denying cruise ship operator’s motion for summary judgment because plaintiff’s counsel presented sufficient evidence on notice and medical causation issues.
De Gracia v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., 2022 WL 91945 (S.D. Fla. 2022) – Crewmember kidney injuries; denying cruise ship operator’s motion to compel arbitration of a crewmember’s claims because the cruise ship operator was not a party to the crewmember’s arbitration agreement.