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Brett Rivkind, Speaker in Congress and Safety Advocate, Representing Passengers and Crew Worldwide Who Have Been Injured or Victimized on Any Type of Vessel at Sea, Including:
  • Cruise Ships
  • Cargo Ships
  • Recreational Boats
  • Jet Skis
  • Yachts
  • Ferries
  • Sailboats
  • Fishing Boats
  • Tugboats and Barges
and more
Winner of the Verdicts Hall of Fame Award: $6.3 Million Verdict Dolcin v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, LTD Learn More

Firm Overview

Rivkind & Margulies, P.A., is a preeminent maritime and admiralty law firm with an international reputation for dedication and excellence. Brett Rivkind and Bruce Margulies combine nearly 60 years of practice to form a highly specialized firm that focuses exclusively on maritime law.

The firm aggressively represents passengers and crew members from around the world who have been injured or victimized on a cruise ship, yacht, boat or other water craft.

The attorneys routinely are solicited for appearances on national television and news programs, often lecture on maritime law to judges and attorneys, and have testified before Congress on cruise ship safety. Other attorneys also seek Rivkind & Margulies' counsel on maritime injury cases and appeals because of the firm's exceptional skills and expertise in this complex area of law.

This expertise has led to multiple successes on behalf of clients, in high-profile cases.

As a leader in the maritime field, the firm has established major contacts who assist in handling all types of maritime cases. Our attorneys utilize various maritime experts suited to the facts of each case. We consult with an ex-ship's medical doctor who reviews cases to determine whether a ship's physician may have committed medical negligence. We deal with Captains who review cases to determine the liability of the cruise ship company. We have contacts with ex-security officers of cruise ships who are available for consultation regarding breach of security issues in cases such as sexual assaults.

Our legal team is familiar with various manuals and procedures of cruise ship companies, including required safety management systems that cruise lines must put in place to protect passengers. Our attorneys and experts can easily determine whether regulations were violated.

Clients can expect to work directly with these experienced attorneys, not with associates and paralegals who have limited familiarity with their case or with maritime law. In addition to our lawyers, we have a complete bilingual staff who will be working on your case.

Based in Miami, the firm is ideally situated near one of the world's greatest cruise line hubs. Further, cruise lines generally require any litigation against them be filed in Florida courts.

Rivkind & Margulies -- Committed to ensuring justice is done.

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Maritime Blog Cruise Brett Rivkind is dedicated to bringing boaters and cruisers the latest industry news and informative articles. In his blog, Mr. Rivkind shares his vast knowledge and experience in the maritime legal field, reporting on cruise ship and boating law issues.Learn More
8 THINGS TO DO IF YOU ARE INJURED OR
HARMED ON A CRUISE SHIP
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  1. The rules of the international maritime organization apply
  2. Assumption of the risk forms
  3. Be careful what you say
  4. Be careful what you write
  5. Be aware
  6. Be investigators
  7. Report immediately
  8. Month deadline so contact a maritime lawyer ASAP
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A Super Lawyer, a Lawyer of Distinction, a Top Attorney in Florida, and a Best Lawyer in America: Brett Rivkind has been recognized as each of these! However, he prides himself most as being known as a lawyer who cares and makes a difference in his clients' lives!

Client Reviews
Mr. Rivkind and his team are outstanding and clearly some of the best in the field of maritime law, based on our experience. I appreciate their office for being approachable, extremely professional and pushing relentlessly for the success of my case. Can't thank them enough. Highly recommended!
★★★★★
This is the best maritime law firm in my opinion. If you want the best lawyer working on your case, this is the place. This firm is a good professional team with outstanding leadership and talented professionals. Once your case has been settled, you'll likely still continue to hear from Mr. Rivkind. His genuine warmth and kindness makes it near impossible not to become his friend. Thank you Brett for changing my family's life and mine. Willy Dolcin
★★★★★
Mr. Rivkind is highly talented and a very good lawyer. I believe Mr. Rivkind is absolutely the best maritime attorney in the United States. He fought for my rights, and never gave up. He is truly an example to all. The words don't exist to express my gratitude for having him represent me in the battle of my life. Mr. Rivkind you are eternally loved by your client. Virginia Walton
★★★★★
I was a former client of Mr. Rivkind, and I can honestly say that he had a tremendous impact on my life, a very positive one! Mr. Rivkind has exceptionally broad knowledge and experience with maritime law, and he's a great guy who is dedicated to helping people. Always focused, determined, and dedicated to achieving the best results for his clients. Vonda Lewis
★★★★★
I've nothing but love for Rivkind & Margulies, P.A.. Mr. Brett Rivkind has been there for me more than once and gotten me through some rough times. He gave me a new start, a new life. Mr. Rivkind fought for my medical treatment, for my well-being and to make sure I was given what was owed to me. No one like the best maritime lawyer in the world. Roger Mitchell Hilton
★★★★★
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