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


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 or by calling his office:


Law Office of Andrew Winston




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Bar Admissions:

State Status Acquired Updated
Florida Bar  Member in Good Standing 1994 1/30/2017
U.S. District Court, Southern District, Florida Member in Good Standing
U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Member in Good Standing

Honors & Awards:


Award Grantor Date Granted
Invited to receive Charter Membership/Top 1% Practicing Lawyers Distinguished Justice Advocates 2016
AV Preeminent Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2008 – 2017
Miami Area, Top 100 Lawyers Super Lawyers 2014 – 2017
Florida Super Lawyers Super Lawyers 2011 – 2017
Florida Top 100 Lawyers Super Lawyers 2015 – 2017
Lifetime Member Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum 2001 – Present
Top South Florida Lawyer Daily Business Review 2016
Invited to Receive Top 100 Trial Lawyers Award National Trial Lawyers 2016
Top Lawyers South Florida Legal Guide 2016
Top Florida Lawyer Miami Herald 2015
Legal Elite Florida Trend Magazine 2011 – 2017
Golden Eagle Award Florida Justice Association 2012
Membership Drive Award Broward County Justice Association 2005
Homeless Appreciation COSAC Foundation 2000
Top Personal Injury Attorney 10.0 Out of 10.0 Superb AVVO
Featured in The Wall Street Journal Top Attorneys in Florida 2011 – 2017
Featured in Florida Trend Magazine The State’s Legal Leaders 2011, 2012
Selected for Top 1% Car Accident Lawyer 2012
Top 5% America’s Most Honored Professionals The American Registry 2011, 2012, 2014


School Major Degree Graduated
Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Law Center Law JD – Juris Doctor 1994
Temple University – Graduated Cum Laude, with Honors English BA – Bachelor of Arts 1990

Work Experience

Position Company Duration
Partner The Winston Law Firm 2016 – Present
Managing Partner The Law Office of Andrew Winston 2015 – Present
Managing Partner Lawlor, Winston & Murphey 2009 – 2014
Managing Shareholder Lawlor, Winston & Justice, P.A. 1998 – 2009
Sole Practioner Andrew Y. Winston, P.A. 1997 – 1998
Associate Attorney Peterson Bernard 1995 – 1997
Associate Attorney Pyzka, Kessler, Massey, Catri, Holton, Douberly 1994 – 1995

Professional Associatons & Memberships

Association Position Duration
Broward County Justice Association Officer 2004 – 2010
Broward County Justice Association President 2009
Trial Lawyers Section – Florida Bar Member 2000 – Present
Broward County Bar Association Member
American Association for Justice Member 2000 – Present
Florida Justice Association Eagle Member 1999 – Present
Florida Justice Association Broward Vanguard Committee Member 2010 – Present
Florida Justice Association Broward Vanguard Committee Chair 2011 – Present
Florida Justice Association Nominating Committee Member 2012 – 2014
Broward YMCA Charity Outreach Committee Member 2008 – Present
Florida Bar Fee Arbitration Program Attorney Fee Arbitrator 2005 – Present
Florida Bar 17th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee 17D Member 2008 – 2011
Florida Bar 17th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee 17A Chair 2003 – 2005
Broward County Guardian Ad Litem Program Guardian Ad Litem for Abused/Neglected Children 1993 – 2004


Publication Title Date
Broward County Justice Association Member Newsletter President’s Message 2009


Speaking Engagements / Lectures / Presentations

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


Association Position Duration
Florida Bar Grievance Committee 17D Member 2003 – 2005
Florida Bar Grievance Committee 17A Member 2008 – 2011
Florida Bar Grievance Committee 17A Chair 2011
Florida Bar Fee  Arbitrator/Grievance Mediator 2005 – Present
Broward County Guardian ad litem for abused/neglected children Volunteer 1993 – 2004
West Broward YMCA’s Charity Outreach Committee Member 2008 – 2009
West Broward Masonic Lodge No. 253 Member 2009 – Present
Scottish Rite, Valley of Miami, Florida Member 2009 – Present
Florida Bar Grievance Committee 17B Member 2014 – Present


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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