Charles Lipcon Named 2020 Lawyer of the Year by US News & World Report


At Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A., we take great pride in announcing a prestigious award that honors our firm’s founder, Charles Lipcon. Mr. Lipcon has been named Lawyer of the Year in Admiralty and Maritime for Miami in 2020. This award will be announced in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America, published by US News & World Report. The award caps a long career of successes, honors and accolades for Mr. Lipcon as one of the preeminent maritime attorneys in the United States.

The firm is also honored to announce that, along with Mr. Lipcon, three of our partners – Jason Margulies, Ricardo Alsina and Michael Winkleman – have been named to the Best Lawyers list for the upcoming 2020 publication. Each of these attorneys has years of experience and success representing injured passengers and crew. As with Mr. Lipcon, these attorneys have been recognized repeatedly by regional and national organizations for their contributions to maritime law.

We recognize that awards and distinctions are not the end goal, since our focus is committed to helping our clients recover for the harm they suffer. However, we do believe these awards reflect well upon our abilities and accomplishments as maritime attorneys achieving success for our clients.

The Best Lawyers Organization

Best Lawyers is a legal trade publication by US News & World Report, with a global circulation of millions of readers. It serves as a network connecting readers with nearly 90,000 attorneys in a wide range of practice areas. The intent of the Best Lawyers list is to assist readers in finding industry-leading attorneys who have demonstrated capabilities in the field.

In selecting attorneys for its Best Lawyers list, the publication conducts a multi-stage, neutral selection process that is based entirely on peer review. The Best Lawyers methodology is designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

Only one attorney is recognized annually as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location. This recognition is awarded to the attorney with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region.

Maritime Law Firm Achieving Consistent Success and Recognition

Over the years, Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. has consistently succeeded and gained recognition as a leading maritime law firm. We have recovered over $300 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured passengers and crew members in maritime disputes. We have spearheaded landmark legal decisions that have changed maritime law to benefit those harmed at sea.

In addition to the recent Best Lawyers awards discussed above, our attorneys and firm have been recognized by numerous publications and organizations over the years, including the following:

  • Best Lawyers in America (2015-Present)
  • Best Law Firm by US News and World Report (2015-Present)
  • Super Lawyers (2008-Present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Ratings
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine — Top Attorneys Under 40
  • Avvo Client Choice
  • Avvo Super Rating — Maritime
  • Awards Winner — Global Law Experts
  • 10 Best in Client Satisfaction — American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • and many more…

In addition, our attorneys are regular media contributors. We regularly appear on local and national news programs to discuss maritime law issues, such as cruise ship accidents and injuries. And founding attorney Charles Lipcon has released four books relating to transport accident litigation, including Help for the Auto Accident Victim, Seaman’s Rights in the United States When Involved in an Accident, The Cruise Line Law Reporter, and Unsafe on the High Seas (an Amazon bestseller in the travel category).

Contact Us to Speak with Our Award-Winning Attorneys

If you have been harmed in a maritime and admiralty incident, you may be entitled to damages. At Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A., our attorneys have over 200 years of combined experience representing clients in disputes against cruise lines, ferry operators, and others. Based in Florida, we have successfully represented clients in other states and around the world. Contact us today to speak with a maritime lawyer about your legal options.