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Michael A. Winkleman is an active trial and appellate attorney at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. Mr. Winkleman has been featured on dozens of national television segments due to his expertise in maritime and cruise ship law related matters. This includes appearances on the Today Show, 20/20, Inside Edition, Fox News and many more. Mr. Winkleman has also won several awards including ‘Top 20 under 40 Professional’ by Brickell Magazine, “Superlawyer” for numerous years, and one of the Top Attorneys Under 40 selected by Florida Trend Magazine.


  • One Biscayne Tower, Suite 1776
    Two South Biscayne Boulevard
    Miami, FL 33131


  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, JD, graduated 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2007


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Appellate Committee of the Florida Justice Association - Member
  • Dade County Bar Association - Member
  • Florida Admiralty Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • Miami Dade Justice Association - Member
  • Southeastern Admiralty Lawyers Institute - Member

Court Admissions

  • 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs


  • 'Top 20 under 40 Professional’ by Brickell Magazine.
  • Superlawyer
  • One of the Top Attorneys Under 40 Selected by Florida Trend Magazine

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Think Globally, Act Safely

by Michael Winkleman

As the pandemic (fitfully) recedes at last, is it once again safe to travel internationally? It is—if you take a few common-sense steps ahead of time.


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.


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