Here at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A., we are committed to the provision of client-oriented legal advocacy, and believe strongly that our comprehensive approach to litigation has given us a distinct competitive advantage in resolving maritime and admiralty disputes. Unlike many other firms, we work closely with clients throughout the litigation process to ensure that their case receives the attention necessary to secure the maximum possible compensation available.
Today, we are excited to announce that four of our attorneys — Charles Lipcon, Jason Margulies, Ricardo Alsina, and Michael Winkleman — have been named to the Best Lawyers List for the upcoming 2019 publication. Each of our named attorneys has decades of experience representing injured passengers and crew members in a range of disputes, and has been variously recognized by top-tier regional and national organizations for their valuable contributions to the legal profession.
Ours is the only maritime and admiralty firm in America (representing injured passengers and crew members in disputes against cruise operators) with four named attorneys in this class of Best Lawyers.
Though awards and distinctions are not the sole determinant factor in evaluating the effectiveness of a firm, that four of our attorneys have been named to the Best Lawyers list is indicative of our ability to successfully navigate complex disputes on behalf of our clients.
The Best Lawyers Organization
Best Lawyers is a publication with a millions-strong global readership, and a network that connects readers with nearly 90,000 attorneys in a wide range of practice areas. The selection of named Best Lawyers for a given year is intended to help readers find 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 wherein: the attorney candidate is nominated by their legal peers, a confidential survey is sent out to peer attorneys to obtain an assessment of the quality of the nominee’s work, and — assuming that the feedback is sufficiently positive to meet the qualifications — a selection is made.
Recognition and Litigation Success
We are a results-oriented firm, and we believe that our consistent history of achievement lends credibility to our litigation approach. Not only have we secured a large volume of favorable verdicts and settlements (over $300 million) on behalf of injured passengers and crew members in maritime disputes, but our attorneys have also been variously awarded and recognized by numerous publications, with honors that include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Best Lawyers in America (2015-Present)
- Best Law Firm by US News and World Report (2015-2018)
- Super Lawyers (2008-2018)
- 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
- and many more…
Further, our attorneys regularly appear on local and national news programs to discuss maritime law issues, such as cruise ship accidents, and publish articles and books on the subject. We embrace our responsibility — as leading attorneys — to educate the public on the law. 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, the latter of which has reached the bestselling list in Amazon’s travel category.
Contact Us for Further Assistance
If you have suffered significant losses in a maritime and admiralty incident involving a cruise ship or ferry — whether you are a passenger or a crew member — then you may be entitled to damages. Here at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A., our attorneys have over a century of combined experience representing clients in disputes against cruise lines and ferry operators, among others. Though we are located in Florida, we have successfully resolved numerous disputes in other state jurisdictions, and abroad.
Curious about your claims and what steps you will have to take to maximize potential compensation? We encourage you to contact one of our experienced maritime lawyers for assistance.