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Andrew Winston
Andrew Y. Winston
Andrew Y. Winston
2942 Davie Rd #201, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Experience Matters for South Florida Accident Attorneys

 

Andrew Yale Winston –Personal Injury Litigator and Trial Lawyer for Davie, Cooper City, Plantation, and Surrounding Areas

 

awinston@aywlaw.com

 

Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Winston attended Pennsylvania State University and earned his B.A from Temple University, graduating cum laude with honors in 1990. He then received his J.D. from Nova Southeastern University Law School in 1994.

 

Before starting The Law Office of Andrew Winston, Mr. Winston gained valuable experience working with two South Florida insurance defense firms, then serving as managing partner at Lawlor, Winston, White & Murphey. Mr. Winston’s practice focuses on personal injury, including child injuries, premises liability cases, and legal malpractice. He is dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals and assisting families of loved ones who have been injured through the negligence of others. Mr. Winston is an active Eagle member of the Florida Justice Association, the American Association for Justice, the Broward County Justice Association and the Broward County Bar Association.

 

He is admitted to practice before all Florida courts, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and has been recognized for his excellence in the representation of injured clients in countless ways, including being admitted to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, achieving a 10/10 Avvo rating, earning an AV Preeminent rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, being named one of Florida’s Top 100 Lawyers for 2015-2016, and being voted to Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite” and as a Florida “SuperLawyer” – an honor reserved for the top 5% of lawyers in the state – every year since 2011.

 

Practice Areas

 

Andrew Winston has been defending the rights, finances, and liberties of both Florida residents and visitors for decades. His practice areas of expertise include:

 

  • Personal Injury and Auto Accidents – If you’re suffering from physical, emotional, or financial damage after a personal injury, you might not feel much like picking yourself up and fighting back, but simply accepting your fate is a mistake. Mr. Winston has seen far too many personal injury clients who have to deal with serious issues that are going to impact them for the rest of their lives. When you’ve been hurt, you deserve compensation. Car crashes caused by negligence are one of the most common types of personal injury accidents in our state. Whether the other driver was under the influence, distracted, or just plain reckless, Andrew Winston knows how to help you win the compensation you deserve.
  • Child Injury and Accidents – School and day care injuries. Playground falls. Pool accidents. Bicycle accidents. Defective or dangerous toys or other products. There are so many different ways for kids to get hurt that those are just a tiny sample. Mr. Winston understands how to help you win the compensation you need for your child to fully recover, no matter if you’re up against a neighbor, the neighborhood school or park, or a giant toy manufacturer.
  • Legal Malpractice – Your lawyer is responsible for carrying out many important steps and making crucial decisions in your legal assignment, so it is not surprising that there are a wide range of potential mistakes that can lead to legal malpractice. Mr. Winston has been helping clients to navigate the often-murky waters of legal malpractice for years and making sure those in his profession are held accountable if they do not adhere to their duty of care.
  • Premises Liability – One of the biggest issues in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and other major Florida cities is premises liability for hotels and other businesses. If you’re injured due to improperly maintained streets, sidewalks, or other business-owned property, they could be liable and required to help. Often, these types of accidents are referred to as a “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” accident, even if you did not literally slip and fall. The bottom line is, if your accident was caused by the negligence of the property owner, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and any other costs associated with the accident.
  • Civil litigation – Andrew Winston has assisted both individual and business clients with issues related to employment law, contract disputes, trade secrets, insurance disputes, products liability, professional malpractice, and more. If a legal issue is threatening to harm you personally and professionally, Mr. Winston can help.
  • Property Damage Claims – Andrew Winston is a highly trained and seasoned property damage lawyer, with experience in assisting clients with everything from hurricane damage to auto accident claims. He understands that receiving a fair settlement is essential for rebuilding and repairing your property and moving on with your life. An experienced and aggressive attorney, Mr. Winston has helped numerous Florida clients pursue higher claims, guiding them through the filing procedure and negotiating with insurance companies to ensure their settlement is fitting to the damage they suffered.

Whether you’re suffering from physical, emotional, or financial damage after a personal injury, damage to your business or to you professionally, or if you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, Andrew Winston is the Florida lawyer with the compassion and experience to help you get the best possible outcome for your case.

 

If you’re not sure whether or not you have a strong case, it’s always worth sitting down and talking to an experienced attorney. Schedule a no obligation, free consultation to determine if Mr. Winston is the right attorney for your case today by emailing him at awinston@aywlaw.com or by calling his office:

 

Law Office of Andrew Winston

 

 

 

Additional Practice Areas:

 

Bar Admissions:

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
Florida Bar Member in Good Standing19941/30/2017
U.S. District Court, Southern District, FloridaMember in Good Standing
U.S. 11th Circuit Court of AppealsMember in Good Standing

Honors & Awards:

 

AwardGrantorDate Granted
Invited to receive Charter Membership/Top 1% Practicing LawyersDistinguished Justice Advocates2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008 – 2017
Miami Area, Top 100 LawyersSuper Lawyers2014 – 2017
Florida Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2011 – 2017
Florida Top 100 LawyersSuper Lawyers2015 – 2017
Lifetime MemberMillion Dollar Advocate’s Forum2001 – Present
Top South Florida LawyerDaily Business Review2016
Invited to Receive Top 100 Trial Lawyers AwardNational Trial Lawyers2016
Top LawyersSouth Florida Legal Guide2016
Top Florida LawyerMiami Herald2015
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011 – 2017
Golden Eagle AwardFlorida Justice Association2012
Membership Drive AwardBroward County Justice Association2005
Homeless AppreciationCOSAC Foundation2000
Top Personal Injury Attorney 10.0 Out of 10.0 SuperbAVVO
Featured in The Wall Street JournalTop Attorneys in Florida2011 – 2017
Featured in Florida Trend MagazineThe State’s Legal Leaders2011, 2012
Selected for Top 1% Car Accident Lawyerwww.CarAccidentLawyer.org2012
Top 5% America’s Most Honored ProfessionalsThe American Registry2011, 2012, 2014

Education

SchoolMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD – Juris Doctor1994
Temple University – Graduated Cum Laude, with HonorsEnglishBA – Bachelor of Arts1990

Work Experience

PositionCompanyDuration
PartnerThe Winston Law Firm2016 – Present
Managing PartnerThe Law Office of Andrew Winston2015 – Present
Managing PartnerLawlor, Winston & Murphey2009 – 2014
Managing ShareholderLawlor, Winston & Justice, P.A.1998 – 2009
Sole PractionerAndrew Y. Winston, P.A.1997 – 1998
Associate AttorneyPeterson Bernard1995 – 1997
Associate AttorneyPyzka, Kessler, Massey, Catri, Holton, Douberly et.al.1994 – 1995

Professional Associatons & Memberships

AssociationPositionDuration
Broward County Justice AssociationOfficer2004 – 2010
Broward County Justice AssociationPresident2009
Trial Lawyers Section – Florida BarMember2000 – Present
Broward County Bar AssociationMember
American Association for JusticeMember2000 – Present
Florida Justice AssociationEagle Member1999 – Present
Florida Justice Association Broward Vanguard CommitteeMember2010 – Present
Florida Justice Association Broward Vanguard CommitteeChair2011 – Present
Florida Justice Association Nominating CommitteeMember2012 – 2014
Broward YMCA Charity Outreach CommitteeMember2008 – Present
Florida Bar Fee Arbitration ProgramAttorney Fee Arbitrator2005 – Present
Florida Bar 17th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee 17DMember2008 – 2011
Florida Bar 17th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee 17AChair2003 – 2005
Broward County Guardian Ad Litem ProgramGuardian Ad Litem for Abused/Neglected Children1993 – 2004

Publications

PublicationTitleDate
Broward County Justice Association Member NewsletterPresident’s Message2009

 

Speaking Engagements / Lectures / Presentations

ConferenceTitleDate
Florida Justice Association/Broward County Justice Association 2009 Joint Seminar, Fort Lauderdale, FloridaModerator: Medical Malpractice, Class Actions, Qui Tam Panel Discussion2009
Florida Justice Associaton 2012 Auto Insurance Seminar, Fort Lauderdale, FloridaPractical Implications in Representing Plaintiffs in Auto Liability Cases under “New PIP”2012
Florida Justice Association 2012 Annual Convention, Marco Island, FloridaAdvanced Trial Skills Seminar: Managing a Small Personal Injury Firm in Today’s Social and Economic Environment2012
Florida Justice Association 2012 Masters of Justice, Boca Raton, Florida, October, 2012Masters of Justice2012
Nova Southeastern University Law Center, Davie, Florida, November, 2012Launching a Legal Career in the Current Economy: Job Hunting, Networking, Hanging your Own Shingle2012
Nova Southeastern University Law Center, Davie, Florida, November, 2013How to Differentiate Yourself From the Competition (Tips on Resumes, Writing Sampes, Interviews and Branding)2013

Community

AssociationPositionDuration
Florida Bar Grievance Committee 17DMember2003 – 2005
Florida Bar Grievance Committee 17AMember2008 – 2011
Florida Bar Grievance Committee 17AChair2011
Florida Bar Fee Arbitrator/Grievance Mediator2005 – Present
Broward County Guardian ad litem for abused/neglected childrenVolunteer1993 – 2004
West Broward YMCA’s Charity Outreach CommitteeMember2008 – 2009
West Broward Masonic Lodge No. 253Member2009 – Present
Scottish Rite, Valley of Miami, FloridaMember2009 – Present
Florida Bar Grievance Committee 17BMember2014 – Present

Personal

Date of Birth: April 6, 1968

Married, two children

3° Master Mason, West Broward Lodge No. 253 F.&A.M.

32° Master Mason, Scottish Rite, Vale of Miami

Noble of Mahi Shrine, Miami Shriners International

4th Degree Black Belt, Chung-Do Kwon Karate

3rd Degree Black Belt, ITF Taekwon-Do

Member, Fort Lauderdale Flamingos Masters Lacrosse Team

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AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

, Andrew Winston

AMERICAS TOP 100 HIGH STAKES LITIGATORS

2018

Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is by invitation only and is comprised of the nation’s most exceptional trial lawyers for high stakes legal matters. For initial consideration, an attorney must have successfully litigated (for either plaintiff or defendant) a matter (1) with at least $2,000,000 in alleged damages at stake or (2) with the fate of a business worth at least $2,000,000 at stake (i.e. bet-the-company litigation valued in excess of $2,000,000).

AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

, Andrew Winston

LEAD COUNSEL

LEAD COUNSEL
RATED

Since 1997, the Lead Counsel Rating has been available for free to attorneys who have demonstrated the following three requirements:

Professional Experience
Peer Recommendations
Spotless Record

AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

, Andrew Winston

LAWYERS OF DISTINCTION

LAWYERS OF
DISTINCTION

Lawyers of Distinction members have been selected based upon a review and vetting process from our Selection Committee. After a thorough review of credentials, attorneys are nominated by our Selection Committee. Lawyers do not pay for this nomination. These potential candidates who meet the criteria of our screening process have demonstrated a high degree of peer recognition and professional competence

AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

, Andrew Winston

MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM
LIFETIME MEMBER

THE TOP TRIAL LAWYERS IN AMERICA ®

ONE OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS GROUPS OF TRIAL LAWYERS IN THE UNITED STATES. MEMBERSHIP IS LIMITED TO ATTORNEYS WHO HAVE WON MILLION AND MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS.

AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

, Andrew Winston

FLORIDA TREND’S

FLORIDA LEGAL ELITE
2011-2017

Now in its 13th year, Florida Legal Elite presents a prestigious roster of attorneys chosen for recognition by their peers.

AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

, Andrew Winston

EXPERTISE

BEST PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS IN FORT LAUDERDALE
2016-2019

Our goal is to be a hub where qualified experts can connect with people to share their knowledge, experience, and skills.

AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

, Andrew Winston

SUPER LAWYERS

TOP RATED PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER IN DAVIE FL
2011-2019

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

, Andrew Winston

SUPER LAWYERS TOP 100 FLORIDA LAWYERS

FLORIDA TOP 100 LAWYERS
2015-2017, 2019

Super Lawyers magazine features the list and profiles of selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-approved law school libraries.

AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

, Andrew Winston

AVVO

TOP ATTORNEY PERSONAL INJURY
10.00
SUPERB

Avvo was founded in Seattle, Washington by tech-savvy lawyer Mark Britton to make legal easier and help people find a lawyer.

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