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Jason R. Margulies is an experienced, board certified, maritime lawyer and an active trial attorney handling personal injury, cruise line sexual assault and wrongful death claims. He is admitted to practice before all State and Federal Courts in Florida, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Margulies is a shareholder in one of the most successful maritime personal injury law firms in the world, Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. He has ben recognized with an AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 rating, the highest rating for both legal ability and professional and ethical standards, by Martindale-Hubbell; and a 10.0 out of 10 by In addition to being an active personal injury and board certified maritime litigator, Mr. Margulies is also certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Court Mediator. Because of his extensive experience, Mr. Margulies is regularly consulted and interviewed by the news media regarding legal and safety issues concerning cruise travel.

Mr. Margulies has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1995. He is also a founding member of the Florida Admiralty Trial Lawyers Association and a member of the American Association for Justice. He serves on the Florida Bar Grievance Committee.

After studying law and public policy at Cornell University while still in high school, Mr. Margulies graduated from New York University's Stern School of Business in 1992 and from the University of Miami School of Law, cum laude, in 1995. While in law school, he was awarded the Most Outstanding Third-Year Member of the Miami Inter-American Law Review (1995).

Jason Margulies has served as a faculty instructor to the judiciary of the State of Florida at the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies. He has repeatedly been selected as one of the Florida Legal Elite in the annual list published by Florida Trend magazine and also repeatedly recognized by SuperLawyers in both maritime and personal injury law.


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

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Practice areas


  1. Maritime: 34%
    22 years
  2. Personal Injury: 33%
    22 years
  3. Litigation: 33%
    22 years



Hourly ($500-600/hour), contingent (33-50%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christopher Windsor Goodroe

    I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Margulies on several cruise ship injury claims. His knowledge and understanding of maritime law is unparalleled and he leverages that knowledge to obtain top recoveries for his clients. If you are looking for an attorney to represent you for an injury you suffered aboard a cruise ship, look no further. He represents client's with passion and determination.


    Christopher Goodroe Admiralty and maritime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Lakota Robin Denton

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Lakota Denton Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

2 S Biscayne Blvd Ste 1776
Miami, FL, 33131-1803


FLMember in Good Standing199506/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
SuperLawyer, Plaintiff Personal InjurySuperLawyers2014
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2014
Board Certification in Admiralty and Maritime LawThe Florida Bar2013
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2013
Superlawyer, Plaintiff Personal InjurySuperlawyers2013
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2012
AdvocateAmerican Association for Justice National College of Advocacy2011
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011
Florida Rising Stars, Maritime/Transportation LawSuper Lawyers2011
Faculty MemberFlorida College of Advanced Judicial Studies2010
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2009
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2009
Associate EditorUniversity of Miami Inter-American Law Review1994
Most Outstanding Third Year MemberUniversity of Miami Inter-American Law Review1994
Associate EditorUniversity of Miami Inter-American Law Review1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderLipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.2010 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Charles R. Lipcon1997 - 2002
ShareholderLipcon, Margulies & Alsina, P.A.1995 - 2010
AttorneyLaw Offices of Philip M. Gerson1995 - 1997
Law ClerkLaw Offices of Charles R. Lipcon1993 - 1995
Law ClerkJudge Patti Englander Henning1992 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Eleventh Circuit Grievance CommitteeAttorney Member2013 - Present
Southeastern Admiralty Law InstituteMember2011 - Present
National Crime Victims Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
11th Circuit Court of AppealsAdmitted to Practice2010 - Present
Florida Supreme CourtCivil Circuit Certified Mediator2007 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice2002 - Present
United States Court of Federal ClaimsAdmitted to Practice2002 - Present
United States Supreme CourtAdmitted to Practice2001 - Present
Florida Admiralty Trial Lawyers AssociationFounding Member2000 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationN/A1996 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice1996 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Involved with over $100 million in recoveries for injured clients since 2000Over $100 million in recoveries
Walker v. FP&L, Danella Construction Corp., et al.$4.4 Million Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Inside CounselCruise Ship Victims Can't Sue in the U.S.2012
ReutersCruise ship victims can't use U.S. courts: experts2011
Daily Business ReviewJury Awards $4.3 Million to Injured Miami Port Worker2010
TimeWhen Adventure Tourism Kills2008
Wall Street JournalTrouble At Sea: Free-Agent Doctors2007
Sun SentinelEcstasy Back At Sea, But Questions Remain About Fire A Year Ago1999
ReutersUS Couple Sues Over Ecstasy1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
New York UniversityInternational Economics and FinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Morning Show WSFL-TVCruise Ship Safety2010
Florida College of Advanced Judicial StudiesMaritime Law Review2010
CBS RadioCruise Ship Sexual Assaults2009
CBS Morning ShowCruise Ship Crimes2009
MSNBCGeorge Smith Case2005