Carol Lynn Finklehoffe

Carol Lynn Finklehoffe

Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A.
  • Gov & Administrative Law, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury ...
  • California, Florida
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Carol L. Finklehoffe is a partner at Lipcon, Margulies and Winkleman, P.A. who has been practicing for 30 years in both the state and federal courts throughout Florida, California and Massachusetts. Ms. Finklehoffe is an “AV” rated trial attorney who is a certified specialist in Maritime and Admiralty law.

The main concentration of her practice relates to complex personal injury, resort law, wrongful death, sexual assault and medical malpractice. Ms. Finklehoffe is also a skilled maritime lawyer who has developed an expertise in cases involving cruise ship passengers and maritime crew members on various types of commercial and private vessels. Ms. Finklehoffe is the former Chair of the Cruise Line and Passenger Ship Committee for the Maritime Law Association of the United States and has co-authored the chapter on Personal Injury and Wrongful Death of Seaman and Other Maritime Workers in the Florida Bar’s Florida Maritime Law and Practice Manual, 7th Edition.

Before specializing in protecting the rights of the wrongfully injured, Ms. Finklehoffe spent over a decade working as a defense attorney for the cruise lines, as well as ship owners and operators. Her experience gives her a unique insight into the maritime industry and provides her with an advantage in advocating for the rights of the injured passengers and crewmembers.

Ms. Finklehoffe lectures to maritime industry groups speaking on various issues, including Prosecuting and Defending Sexual Assaults Occurring Aboard Cruise Ships, Liability for Medical Malpractice Occurring on Cruise Ships, and Liability for Cruise Ship Tour Operators. She is also a frequent commentator on national news.

Complementing her legal skills, Ms. Finklehoffe is also a trained Civil Circuit Court Mediator skilled in negotiations. This additional expertise enhances her ability to find favorable resolutions for her clients, promoting e

Education
University of Miami School of Law
J.D.
Honors: Cum Laude
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Boston College
B.S.
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Sea Food - Who is Liable for a Bad Catch? An Analysis of a Ship Owner’s Liability for Claims of Food Poisoning
University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal
Speaking Engagements
The Effects of Medicare/Medicaid on Settlements, UK P&I Club Bodily Injury Team Conference, Miami, FL
November 2005
Liability for Independent Contractors, New York City, NY
Maritime Law Association, Passenger and Cruise Line Committee
May 2007
Food Poisoning and Cruise Ships, Legal & Insurance Seminar, Washington, D.C.
Cruise Line International Association
Prosecuting and Defending Sexual Assaults, Long Beach, CA
Maritime Law Association, Passenger and Cruise Line Committee
November 2008
Prosecuting and Defending Sexual Assaults, New York City, NY
Maritime Law Association, Passenger and Cruise Line Committee
May 2009
Traps and Pitfalls Under the New Medicare Lien Law, Hilton Head, SC
Maritime Law Association, Passenger and Cruise Line Committee
November 2009
Awards
AV Preeminent Peer Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Law Firms
US News & World Report
2016-2024
Professional Associations
Dade County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Massachusetts State Bar
Member
Current
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Maritime Law Association
Member, Cruise Line and Passenger Committee
Current
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Cruise Line International Association
Executive Partner
Current
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Women's International Shipping & Trade Association
Member
Current
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National Association of Professional Women
Member
Current
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California State Bar  # 220309
Member
- Current
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California State Bar  # 220309
- Current
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Florida State Bar  # 15903
Member
- Current
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Florida State Bar  # 15903
Member
- Current
Activities: Treasurer, Board of Directors, Charter Member
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Florida State Bar  # 15903
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 220309
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Florida
The Florida Bar
ID Number: 15903
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11th Circuit
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United States District Court Middle District of Florida
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United States District Court Southern District of Florida
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Practice Areas
Gov & Administrative Law
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Products Liability
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A
Website
Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer
Blog
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Contact & Map
Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A.
Florida Office - HEADQUARTERS
2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Suite 1480
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Telephone: (877) 757-6514
Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A.
Miami Office
9560 SW 107th Ave
Suite 207
Miami, FL 33176
Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A.
Georgia Office
3379 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 760
Atlanta, GA 30326
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Washington Office
1325 Fourth Ave.
Suite 1744
Seattle, WA 98101
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Texas Office
5020 Montrose Boulevard
Suite 700A
Houston, TX 77006
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Vail, CO, USA
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Maui, HI, USA