Jason Margulies and Michael Winkleman Named Florida Legal Elite Lawyers


We are proud to announce that two of our firm’s maritime lawyers, Jason R. Margulies  and Michael A. Winkleman have been selected as “Florida Legal Elite” Lawyers, a distinction recognizing the top attorneys of the state. This is Mr. Winkleman’s first and Mr. Margulies’ sixth consecutive selection since 2009. We are also proud to announce that Mr. Winkleman was chosen as a Florida Legal Elite Up and Comer, a distinction awarded to attorneys under the age of 40.

The selection process for Florida Legal Elite recognitions is a rigorous one. Each year, attorneys in the state of Florida are evaluated by their peers, in conjunction with third-party research, for their individual performance and commitment to the pursuit of justice. The accolades highlight Mr. Margulies’ and Mr. Winkleman’s superior levels of achievement in the field of maritime and admiralty law.

Mr. Margulies is an active and experienced trial attorney who handles all types of maritime personal injury and wrongful death claims. He is Board Certified in Admiralty and Maritime Law and focuses specifically on cruise ship crimes, rapes and sexual assaults.  Mr. Margulies is undeniably one of the most experienced attorneys in the country, if not the world, in handling cruise ship rapes and sexual assaults.

Mr. Winkleman is also an active trial and appellate attorney handling all maritime personal injury, cruise line sexual assault and wrongful death claims, as well as complex business disputes.  Mr. Winkleman is frequently called on as an authority on all things cruise ship injury related, and has appeared on dozens of nationally broadcast television shows, including 20/20, Inside Edition, and is a frequent contributor on Fox News.

Together, Mr. Margulies and Mr. Winkleman have racked up an impressive string of recent trial victories, including  several multi-million dollar verdicts in maritime personal injury claims.

Congratulations again to Mr. Margulies and Mr. Winkleman for their continued excellence and superior legal services.