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Michael A. Winkleman is an active trial and appellate attorney handling personal injury, cruise line sexual assault and wrongful death claims. Michael is admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Michael is a member of the Appellate Committee of the Florida Justice Association, as well as a member of the American Bar Association, the Dade County Bar Association, the Miami Dade Justice Association and the Florida Admiralty Trial Lawyers Association.


Michael graduated Cum Laude from Florida International University with a degree in Philosophy and Magna Cum Laude from St. Thomas University School of Law with his Juris Doctorate. Michael graduated ranked third in his class and gave the commencement address.


Michael is the author of the book "TRIUMPH," which was written in order to increase young Americans participation in Politics. Michael is also the Assistant Editor of the Cruise Line Law Reporter, which publishes information relevant to pertinent issues in Admiralty and Maritime law.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Maritime: 80%
    9 years
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    9 years
  3. Appeals: 5%
    9 years
  4. Insurance: 5%
    9 years



Contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christopher Windsor Goodroe

    I've had the opportunity to work with Mr. Winkleman and watch his passion for representing victims harmed due to the negligence of others. His knowledge of the law has made him a regular on news programs and he applies that knowledge to obtain top results for his clients. Mr. Winkleman makes it a priority to understand his client's losses and how their injury has affected their lives. Retain Mr. Winkleman with the utmost confidence.


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

  • Christopher G. Brown

    I endorse this lawyer. I worked as a law clerk under Mike Winkleman during my last two years of law school. I learned more working for Mike and the firm than I did in school. He is knowledgeable, passionate and very effective. I highly recommend Mike and all of the attorneys at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman.


    Christopher Brown Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Law Offices of Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

Two South Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 1776
Miami, FL, 33131


FLMember in Good Standing200706/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeAdmiralty Law Section MemberN/A
Florida Justice AssociationN/AN/A
Miami-Dade Justice AssociationN/AN/A
Florida BarN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Walker v FPL et alJury verdict of $4.4 million.
Skye v Maersk Lines Limited$2.36 million dollar jury verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Florida Justice Association JournalForum Shopping on the High Seas: The Presumptive Enforceability of Forum Selection Clauses in Passenger Ticket Contracts2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Thomas University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2012 SEALI SeminarUpdate on Cruise Ship Litigation2012
2010 College of Advanced Judicial StudiesAdmiralty & Maritime Law2010