Leading Miami Law Firm Changes Name to Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina and Winkleman, P.A.


Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. is the new name for the prominent Miami law firm previously known as Lipcon, Margulies & Alsina, P.A. The firm which began as a sole proprietorship nearly 39 years ago represents cruise ship passengers and crew members who have been injured or killed. The firm also handles other forms of personal injury claims including class actions, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, product liability, medical malpractice, and BP oil spill claims.

Charles R. Lipcon, founder and President of Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. said, “the firm wanted to recognize the contribution of Michael A. Winkleman on behalf of our clients.”

Mr. Lipcon, author of the bestselling travel book Unsafe on the High Seas: Your Guide to a Safer Cruise, further stated that “the change reflects the overall growth of the firm, growth that’s in large measure due to the growth of the cruise line industry. South Florida is the cruise capital of the world as it has the world’s largest passenger port and most of the major cruise lines are headquartered here.”

About the New Named Member of the Firm

Michael A. Winkleman has been with the firm for four years and concentrates his practice in admiralty and maritime litigation. Mr. Winkleman is also Appellate Counsel for the firm. He successfully argued in an Amicus Curiae brief filed with the United States Supreme Court in the landmark case of Atlantic Sounding v. Townsend. Mr. Winkleman is also the Assistant Editor of The Cruise Line Law Reporter, a free admiralty and maritime e-newsletter, which reports case summaries relevant to admiralty and maritime claims. In May 2010, Mr. Winkleman served as a faculty member at the 2010 Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies and lectured on crewmember’s rights and obligations under the law to an audience of judges from across Florida.  He also recently authored an article on Forum Selection Clauses for the Florida Justice Association’s Journal.