Awards & Recognition
In order to decide which law firm is best suited to represent you or a family member it is important to gather information regarding your law firm’s history and qualifications.
Our lead trial lawyer Brett Rivkind has an international reputation for dedication and excellence. His hard work and success has been recognized extensively through awards and special recognitions. On this page, you will be able to read about key awards and recognition Miami injury attorney Brett Rivkind and his firm Rivkind and Margulies, P.A., have obtained.
Here are some highlights:
AV- Rated Law Firm
The cruise ship and boating law firm of Rivkind and Margulies, P.A., is rated AV by the Martindale- Hubbell Peer Review Ratings System, which is the highest rating a law firm can receive regarding their legal ability and ethical standards. An AV rating is achieved by maintaining the firm’s mission to provide dedication and excellence to their clients.
Million Dollar Advocates Recognition
The prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum has honored Miami maritime lawyer Brett Rivkind of Rivkind and Margulies, P.A., with membership. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is known as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the country. Membership is limited to the top trial lawyers in the United States, with less than one percent of the nation’s attorneys as members. Only attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements can qualify for membership. Mr. Rivkind has obtained numerous million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.
Winner of the Verdicts Hall of Fame Award
The Daily Business Review has honored Rivkind and Margulies, P.A. with the Florida Verdicts Hall of Fame Award in 2015. This was in recognition of Miami cruise ship attorney Brett Rivkind’s $6.3-million-dollar jury verdict in the crew member case Dolcin v. Royal Caribbean Cruises. The case involving a back injury suffered by a crew member who was working for a cruise ship company at the time.
Brett Rivkind’s Case Featured in the Verdicts and Settlements Section of the Daily Business Review: “Attorney Gets $6.3M award for Injured Janitor”
In the Verdicts and Settlements section of the Daily Business Review, a detailed article on Miami cruise ship accident lawyer Brett Rivkind’s recent victory was featured. The article, which was titled “Attorney gets 6.3M award for injured janitor,” chronicles the litigation which led to the securing of a $6.3 million judgment against Royal Caribbean Cruises.
Daily Business Review’s Front-Page Article Features Brett Rivkind Regarding his Record Verdict: “Jury Awards Cruise Janitor $6.3M for on-the-job injury”
The Daily Business Review’s front-page article discusses Florida injury attorney Brett Rivkind’s recent record jury verdict against Royal Caribbean. A jury awarded Brett Rivkind’s client, a cruise ship janitor from Haiti, $6.3 million dollars.
Largest Admiralty and Maritime Verdict in Florida in 2013
Brett Rivkind not only was published in the top Florida Verdicts & Settlements of 2013, but also was listed as the #1 highest jury verdict award in the area of Admiralty and Maritime cases. This was for a case in which he received $6.3 million dollars for a back injury suffered by a crew member.
Brett Rivkind’s $2.14 Million Dollar Verdict featured in the Daily Business Review: “Attorney Attains $2.14 Million for Injured Steward”
The Daily Business Review article details the litigation which led to South Florida maritime attorney Brett Rivkind’s $2.93 million judgment against Royal Caribbean Cruises. The case involved a cabin steward who injured her knee during her employment, but did not have a specific accident she could attribute her problem to. Brett Rivkind brought a case against the cruise line company for causing a cumulative trauma disorder involving the knee, and then failing to provide her appropriate medical care and treatment for the condition. The jury awarded $2.93 million, concluding that the cruise line was 73 percent responsible, leaving Mr. Rivkind’s client with a $2.14 million award.
Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell
Brett Rivkind achieved AV Preeminent® rating by the Martindale- Hubbell Peer Review Ratings System, the highest rating to be achieved. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ is considered the “gold standard” in attorney ratings. It is designed to help people seeking legal representation. The ratings are a way to identify, select and evaluate the most suitable lawyer for one’s legal needs. It is an objective measurement of the lawyers professional and ethical background.
In order to achieve AV Preeminent rating, the highest rating to be achieved, Lawyers must score from 4.5 to 5.0 to be Brett Rivkind earned a score of 5.0
Top Lawyers Award in 2016
Brett Rivkind was awarded the “Top Lawyers” award, as published in the Miami Herald, in recognition for his excellence and achievements by the legal community.
Super Lawyer Distinction
Miami and Fort Lauderdale maritime attorney Brett Rivkind has been selected to Florida’s Super Lawyers list for 2017. This is the 9th year Mr. Rivkind has been selected. Super Lawyers is a rating service for outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of professional achievement and peer recognition. This honor is limited to only 5% of Florida attorneys. The selection process for being selected to the Super Lawyers list entails independent research by Super Lawyers as well as peer evaluation and peer nominations.
Brett Rivkind Featured Again in Daily Business Review Article for His Win in a Major Maritime Case: "Brett Rivkind Helps Get A $6.3M Award For Royal Caribbean Janitor's On-The-Job Back Injury.”
Another article in the Daily Business Review, South Florida’s legal and business newspaper, discussing Florida boating accident attorney Brett Rivkind’s successful case, Willy Dolcin versus Royal Caribbean Cruises. In this case, a cleaner from Haiti on board a Royal Caribbean cruise ship suffered a cumulative trauma disorder involving his back, and then was provided with negligent medical care treatment. Mr. Rivkind received a jury verdict of 6.3 million dollars, the top maritime verdict and settlement in 2013.
Miami Herald’s Top Lawyers Award in 2015
Brett Rivkind named by the legal community as one of the Top Lawyers of Florida as published in The Miami Herald.
Inclusion into the Heritage Registry of Who’s Who
Based on Florida’s boating accident attorney Brett Rivkind’s accomplishments and achievements in maritime and personal injury legal services, he has received inclusion into the Heritage Registry of Who’s Who. The Heritage Registry of Who’s Who is a publication that distinguishes and selects those throughout the country who have attained a recognizable degree of success in their field of endeavor and thereby have contributed to the growth of their industry.
Legal Network’s Top Lawyers in Florida Award 2015
Brett Rivkind is listed in the 2015 annual edition of The Legal Network’s list of “Top Lawyers in Florida.” This list recognizes attorneys deemed to be of the highest in ethical standards and professional excellence.
Top Attorneys in Florida Award 2014
Brett Rivkind is named by his peers as one of the “Top Attorneys in Florida” in 2014 as published in the Miami Herald, Tampa Bay Magazine & Orlando Life. This award was based on Mr. Rivkind’s professional achievements.
Speaker for "8vo Congreso Jurídico de la Abogacía Malagueña"
Mr. Rivkind was invited as Speaker for "8vo Congreso Jurídico de la Abogacía Malagueña" with the topic of "La Responsabilidad Civil derivada del transporte marítimo de pasajeros y tripulantes"