Michael Winkleman is an active trial and appellate attorney and is also a frequent contributing expert regarding maritime and cruise ship law.
Mr. Winkleman has made dozens of national television appearances regarding cruise ship law, including the Today Show, 20/20, Inside Edition, Outfront with Erin Burnett, Fox News Channel’s ‘American’s Newsroom,’ ‘Fox & Friends,’ ‘America Live,’ ‘Happening Now,’ and ‘Justice with Judge Jeanine’; as well as ‘Imus in the Morning.’
Mr. Winkleman’s recent appellate success includes winning opinions from both the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Third District Court of Appeals.
Mr. Winkleman also served as a faculty instructor to the judiciary of the State of Florida at the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies, teaching Florida judges about Maritime Law.
Mr. Winkleman is admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Winkleman is a member of the Appellate Committee of the Florida Justice Association, as well as a member of the American Bar Association, the Dade County Bar Association and its Appellate Practice Committee and Judicial Outreach Committee, the Miami Dade Justice Association, the Florida Admiralty Trial Lawyers Association, and the Southeastern Admiralty Lawyers Institute.
Mr. Winkleman graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Thomas University School of Law with his Juris Doctorate. Mr. Winkleman graduated ranked third in his class and gave the commencement address. After graduating, Mr. Winkleman interned with the Honorable Judge David M. Gersten, then Chief-Judge of the Third District Court of Appeal.
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