Charles R. Lipcon

Top rated Transportation & Maritime attorney in Miami, Florida

Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A.
Charles R. Lipcon
Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A.

Practice Areas: Transportation & Maritime, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1971

Education: University of Miami School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023
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Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A.

One Biscayne Tower
2 South Biscayne Boulevard Suite 1776
Miami, FL 33131 Visit website


Charles R. Lipcon is the founder of Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A., an award-winning cruise ship and maritime law firm headquartered in Miami, Florida, with offices throughout the United States. As America’s Leading Maritime Lawyers, his firm has successfully handled more than 3,000 cruise ship passenger and crew cases, and his firm has recovered more than $300 million on behalf of their clients.

Mr. Lipcon has been in practice for over 50 years and has received countless awards throughout his career, including:

  • Super Lawyers® (2007–2022)
  • “Lawyer of the Year” ® in Admiralty & Maritime, US News & World Report (2020) - Miami
  • Best Lawyers in America ®, US News & World Report (2016-2022)
  • Best Law Firms ®, US News & World Report (2016-2022)

The firm provides best in class representation for injury, assault and families of death victims in the following specialty areas:  

  • Cruise ship passenger injuries
  • Cruise ship sexual assault
  • Cruise ship crewmember injuries
  • Boating, yacht, jet ski, parasailing, scuba diving and snorkeling accidents
  • Barge, cargo and tanker accidents
  • Commercial fishing, riverboat and ferry accidents
  • Hotel and resort accidents and injuries
  • Hotel and resort sexual assaults
  • Cruise ship class actions

Featured on national television hundreds of times as the go to resource for anything maritime or cruise ship related in the news, Mr. Lipcon has been featured on or in: CNN, Good Morning America, Time Magazine, ABC Nightline, 20/20, The Today Show, and many more.

Led by founder Charles R. Lipcon, the law firm has represented clients since 1971 with integrity, compassion and excellence. Contact Mr. Lipcon and his team of 14 full time maritime attorneys for a free and confidential consultation with the leaders in maritime and cruise ship law.

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Practice areas

Transportation/Maritime, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Admiralty & Maritime Law, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Transportation/Maritime
  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1971, Florida

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Mensa, Member
Educational Background:
  • University of Miami, 1968
  • Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV
  • , "Lawyer of the Year" in Admiralty and Maritime (Miami), US News & World Report, 2020
  • , Best Lawyers in America, US News & World Report (2016- 2022)
  • , Best Law Firms, US News & World Report (2016-2021)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Florida Justice Association, Member
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Middle District of Florida
  • Florida Bar Association, Member, 1971
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • American Association of Justice, Member
  • Dade County Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Admiralty Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • American Bar Association, Member
Industry Groups:
  • Admiralty & Maritime- Representing Passengers And Crew Injured On Ships Worldwide

Office location for Charles R. Lipcon

One Biscayne Tower
2 South Biscayne Boulevard Suite 1776
Miami, FL 33131

Phone: 888-967-5020


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

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