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Charles R. Lipcon graduated with his J.D. from the University of Miami in 1971. Since then, he has built a reputation representing victims of cruise line sexual assaults, wrongful death claims, and personal injury matters. Mr. Lipcon has written multiple books, including his latest, “Unsafe on the High Seas," and has earned a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV due to his extensive experience and professional standards. Charles Lipcon is also involved in numerous associations outside of the Florida Bar including American Association of Justice and the Florida Admiralty Trial Lawyers Association, to name a few. His experience and authority in the industry has led many injured cruise victims to seek his counsel and is frequently quoted in various newspapers and publications.

  • 2800 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Suite 1480
    Miami, FL 33134
  • English
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., graduated 1971
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, Florida Bar Association: 1971
  • United States, American Bar Association
  • Florida, Dade County Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Assocation - Member
  • Florida Admiralty Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • Florida Justice Association - Member
  • American Association of Justice - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Dade County Bar Association - Member
  • Dade County Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • Mensa - Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Admiralty and Maritime Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law, Miami (2020)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Best Law Firm by US News & World Report
  • Martindale AV rated for 26 consecutive years
  • SuperLawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Avvo Rating 10.0
  • Named Top Law Firm Protecting Seafarer Rights
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Transportation Law

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The Reality the Cruise Ship Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know

by Justin Smulison

These cruise ship passengers planned for vacation and celebration, but their voyages ended in tragedy and catastrophe. Learn from their stories before buying your next ticket.


How Injury Lawyers Can Keep Their Heads Above Water by Referring Maritime Cases

by Justin Smulison

The maritime lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. are ready to help injury lawyers fight for their clients in catastrophic cruise ship injuries.


How the Death on the High Seas Act Factors in to Cruise Lines Having Lifeguards on Cruise Ships

by Charles R. Lipcon

However, despite the emphasis on a family-friendly environment, one major issue has historically dominated the discussion of cruise ship safety: the presence (or lack thereof) of lifeguards on cruise ships.

Death on the High Seas Act

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