Admiralty and Maritime Law

Andrew L. Waks (1952-2022)

“I’ve been practicing cruise ship injury law and maritime law for more than 35 years. During that time I’ve seen too many people who were hurt because of the negligent actions of others. When an accident is not your fault, you shouldn’t be on the hook for medical bills and lost wages. We can help you.” —Andrew Waks


Focused on helping Victims of Maritime accidents

For more than 35 years, my partner Joel Barnett and I have been helping injured cruise ship passengers fight the cruise lines for compensation for their injuries. It’s important to know that successful injury claims often start with a conversation between a client and an attorney.

Our experience in navigating the legal requirements involved in filing claims and managing cases on the behalf of our clients can greatly enhance the chance of a successful settlement or verdict.

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Contact Waks and Barnett, P.A. today with your questions and concerns

To contact the firm about a personal injury claim, please call this number: 1-305-271-8282.

Remember, whether you were a passenger or a crew member aboard a cruise ship or another vessel, you may have questions that need answering from an experienced attorney. The call is free and your consultation is free.

Thank you – Andrew Waks

Practice Areas:
Admiralty & Maritime Law, Cruise Ship Injury Law, Medical Malpractice Claims on Cruise Ships, Personal Injury & Wrongful Death and Insurance Litigation.

1977, Florida, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, District of Columbia. Law School: University of Miami, J.D., 1977.

Clark University, B.A., 1974.

The Florida Bar (Member, Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Division, 1987-1989; Vice-Chairman, Admiralty Committee, 1990-1991, 1997-1998; Chairman, Admiralty Committee, 1998-1999; Member, Admiralty Certification Committee, 1999- ) American Association for Justice (Sustaining Member) Florida Justice Association , Maritime Law Association of the United States, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, American Board of Trial Advocates

Board Certified, Admiralty and Maritime Law, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Co-author of chapter on Personal Injury for The Florida Bar CLE Manual for Admiralty/Maritime Frequent lecturer for the Florida Bar and maritime organizations.


Thank You for Considering Our Firm

Working with a cruise line to file an injury claim can be a complicated and frustrating process, especially when you try to do it alone. The best results generally come when an injured passenger hires a lawyer to help with their case.

We help passengers by representing them, by using our knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding cruise injury claims and by utilizing our specific experience dealing with cruise ship accidents

Many passengers don’t even realize they can sue a cruise line until the talk with a lawyer. We are available for consultation regarding personal injury claims and will speak with you even if you are unsure about whether you have a valid claim or not. Thank you for considering Waks and Barnett, P.A. We’re here to help when you need.

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