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Charles R. Lipcon is an active trial attorney handling personal injury, cruise line sexual assault and wrongful death claims. While his team of maritime lawyers focuses primarily on admiralty, maritime and litigation against cruise lines, Mr. Lipcon also has significant experience handling aviation disasters, automobile accidents, commercial torts and class action lawsuits.


Lipcon, Margulies & Alsina, P.A. is comprised of six experienced maritime lawyers and was founded by Charles R. Lipcon. Mr. Lipcon has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1971 and operating his own law practice since 1972. He has a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV, the highest rating for legal ability and professional and ethical standards. Mr. Lipcon is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Dade County Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Florida Trial Lawyers Association, the Florida Admiralty Trial Lawyers Association, the Dade County Trial Lawyers Association and is also a member of Mensa.


Mr. Lipcon is one of the most experienced maritime lawyers in Florida and he is admitted to practice before all State and Federal Courts in Florida, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U. S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, and then U.S. District Court for Colorado. Mr. Lipcon is the author of several 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."


Graduating from the University of Miami with a B.A. in 1968 and a J.D. in 1971, Mr. Lipcon is a National Merit Scholar.


Languages spoken: Spanish, German, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Hungarian, Turkish

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Practice areas


  1. Maritime: 94%
    44 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 2%
    44 years, 200 cases
  3. Class Action: 2%
    44 years, 30 cases
  4. Brain Injury: 2%
    44 years, 100 cases



Contingent (33-45%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert Carl Gross

    I endorse this lawyer. He is top notch in his field nationally.


    Robert Gross Admiralty and maritime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jason Robert Margulies

    Chuck Lipcon is, to my knowledge, the finest, most successful, and most qualified admiralty / maritime litigator practicing.


    Jason Margulies Admiralty and maritime Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

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


FLMember in Good Standing197106/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyers - top 5% of attorneys in FloridaSuper Lawyers, since 20072011
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
World's Best Prosecutor of Cruise LinesMaxim2010
Top Law Firm Protecting Seafarer's RightsInternational Seafarer's Association2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
SuperSuper Lawyers2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
One of America's Best LawyersAA2005
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkelman, P.A.2002 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Charles R. Lipcon1973 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida BarMember1971 - Present
MensaMember1970 - Present
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Florida Justice AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Florida Admiralty Trial Lawyer's AssociationFounderN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Miami-Dade Justice AssociationMemberN/A
Dade County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sosa vs. M/V Lago IzabalVerdict for Plaintiff: $25,843,903.00
Langmead vs. Admiral Cruises, Inc.VERDICT FOR PLAINTIFF: $3,500,965.00
Over $100 million in recoveriesN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Cruise Line Law ReporterMonthly e-newsletter since 20012011
Unsafe on the High SeasBook - top 30 travel book on Amazon.com2009
Seaman's Rights in the United StatesBook - in 8 languages1989
bookHelp for the Auto Accident Victim1984
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
University of MiamiGovernment & PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Trial Lawyers Association ConventionUpdate on Cruise Ship Liability and Forum Selection/ Arbitration Clauses2006
Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association ConventionHigh Stakes on the High Seas: How to Successfully Handle Cruise Ship Injury or Death Cases2005
Guest LecturerAdmiralty Law Lectures @ St. Thomas School of LawN/A
Guest LecturerAdmiralty Law Lectures @ University of MiamiN/A
American Trial Lawyers Association ConventionCurrent Cruise Ship Liability and Forum Selection Issues presentation by Charles R. Lipcon.N/A