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Why Choose Us?

At Rivkind Margulies & Rivkind P.A., a maritime law firm based in Miami Florida, we are led by nationally renowned maritime attorney Brett Rivkind with over thirty-three years of experience in exclusive maritime work. Our team of lawyers are members of major Trial Lawyers Associations and Maritime Law Associations, and we stay active in keeping informed of all relevant legislation that may affect the rights of maritime victims, and important developments in the Admiralty and Maritime Law.

Experience With Every Kind of Case

Miami maritime attorney Brett Rivkind started his legal career as a defense attorney for cruise ships companies, handling hundreds of maritime and personal injury cases. After five years working for the defense side, he decided to do exclusive plaintiff maritime injury and wrongful death cases. This has allowed him to use his invaluable experience obtained while handling cases on the defense side to benefit his clients who have been injured or harmed in an accident on the water.

Brett Rivkind has not only been a very successful trial attorney, obtaining numerous million dollar verdicts and settlements and winning the Verdicts Hall of Fame Award based on a record 6.3-million-dollar jury verdict,  but he has also handled many appeals involving very important maritime issues, both at the state appellate levels and the federal appellate levels. He has been sought out and hired by other maritime attorneys worldwide to either act as co-counsel with them, or to handle appeals in cases involving important admiralty and maritime legal issues.

Exclusive Work With Maritime Cases

Brett Rivkind has been a maritime personal injury and wrongful death lawyer since 1983. After graduating law school in the top five percent of the graduate class from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, which earned him the prestigious award of Order of the Coif, Brett Rivkind was hired by a very prestigious law firm in Miami, Florida.

Since maritime law is such a specialty, the law firm he was hired by normally did not hire someone in that department right out of law school. However, Brett Rivkind was hired to start his legal career in the admiralty and maritime department, making him one of the youngest attorneys at that time to be assigned to that department at the firm. Brett Rivkind has been handling maritime personal injury and wrongful death cases since the day he graduated law school and became a member of the Florida Bar in 1983.

A Maritime Safety Advocate

During his career, Brett Rivkind has been recognized as a leading maritime attorney. He has been President of the Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee, and a lecturer and speaker at several seminars on maritime law topics.

Brett Rivkind has also been an invited speaker at Congress on issues of cruise ship law and safety. He has been hired in many high profile cases involving admiralty and maritime law and is continuously consulted by attorneys all over the world when they need assistance regarding maritime issues. He has helped thousands of victims of accidents obtain fair and just compensation, serving as a safety advocate for those injured or harmed at sea.

Maritime Expertise Sought by Judicial and Professional Organizations, as Well as by Major Media Outlets

Brett Rivkind's expertise is routinely sought by judicial and professional organizations. Mr. Rivkind has been a frequent lecturer on maritime topics, and has written several articles on maritime law. He was invited to appear before Congress, sharing his legal insight and knowledge. He was also invited by the Florida Judicial College to be a speaker to judges throughout the state of Florida regarding admiralty and maritime legal issues. Additionally, he has been asked for his legal wisdom by various newspapers and TV stations including the Larry King Live show.

Relationship That Lasts Forever

We appreciate any time a client chooses our law firm, and we value the relationship we have with our clients. We have a fully bilingual staff, and we do our best to make sure that someone is always available to answer any of your questions. It is our philosophy here that no question is a bad question. We encourage our clients to ask questions throughout their case, and we advise all clients that any decisions regarding the settlement of their case or trial of their case will be made by them, after they are fully consulted with. We enlist the assistance of our clients in helping make sure that their case is presented in the best possible way in order to receive the fair and just compensation the client is entitled to.

Free Consultation

Again, the hiring of an attorney is extremely important decision. You should carefully consider all of the qualifications of the attorney you are thinking of hiring. You should speak with that attorney and make sure you feel comfortable with your choice. At our firm, we know the hiring of an attorney is a very important decision, and respect greatly that decision.

Feel free to contact us to speak with one of our lawyers at our toll-free number: 866-621-2142. We also are available to personally meet with you in our Miami office. If you are unable to meet with us here at Rivkind Margulies & Rivkind P.A., we can utilize skype or other methods, such as a visit at a place most convenient for you.

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.
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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! Sherma Noel George
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 & Rivkind 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