Charles R. Lipcon is our firm's founding maritime lawyer and has been handling personal injury, cruise line sexual assault and wrongful death claims for more than 40 years. Mr. Lipcon has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1971 and has been operating his own law practice since 1972. He has earned a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV – the highest rating for legal ability and professional and ethical standards in the industry – for 26 consecutive years. Mr. Lipcon is the president of Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.
As lead attorney, Mr. Lipcon focuses on litigation strategy for the complex maritime legal matters in which the firm is engaged. While his team of maritime lawyers focuses primarily on admiralty, maritime and personal injury litigation against cruise ship lines, Mr. Lipcon also has significant experience prosecuting and settling legal matters related to aviation disasters, automobile accidents, commercial torts and class action lawsuits. He is frequently consulted for his expertise as a sexual assault attorney and is regarded as a valuable resource for victims who have been raped or injured on a cruise ship.
Mr. Lipcon graduated from the University of Miami in 1968. He is a National Merit Scholar. He received his juris doctorate degree in 1971 and is also a graduate alumnus of his undergraduate alma mater, the University of Miami.
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Mr. Lipcon is a versed authority in transportation accident litigation and the author of several popular books and publications 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 his newest release, "Unsafe on the High Seas." “Unsafe on the High Seas” is available on Amazon.com, Itunes and Nook as an e-book and has remained among the top 30 best-selling books in Amazon’s travel section.
Mr. Lipcon is frequently interviewed by national print and television media outlets for his analysis of transportation accidents, cruising industry developments, cruise ship rape and injury matters in the news.