David L. Winter

Founding Partner / Retired

An experienced trial attorney, Mr. Winter has 35 years of experience in complex multi-party litigation, particularly in property and premises related cases. Utilizing an analytical approach, coupled with a common sense presentation, he also handles business litigation claims, and all manner of personal injury litigation.

With over 30 jury verdicts, he represents a diverse client base focusing on the defense of lawsuits against individuals, property owners, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. In addition to successful verdicts, he has obtained appellate opinions establishing law favorable to his clients, including C.L. Peck v. Superior Court, 159 CalApp3d 828 (1984) and Hughes v. Atlantic Pacific Construction Company, 194 CalApp3d 987 (1987). He is also called upon by clients for advice before litigation ensues, on topics including accident prevention, procedures for responding to accidents and drafting of indemnity contracts.

He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, the preeminent rating confirming that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence and have also given him the highest ranking for ethics and professionalism. In 2005 he was selected one of the Top 80 graduates of the first 80 years of the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, one of only 10 litigators chosen for the honor.

Mr. Winter completed his undergraduate studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, majoring in political science with a minor in history. In 1979, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. During law school, he was twice published in the Pacific Law Journal.

He is the author of a number of articles dealing with the practice of law and resolution of lawsuits, and has spoken at numerous local and national seminars on legal topics.

Mr. Winter represents clients throughout the state of California. He is admitted in all the state courts, as well as the Central, Eastern, and Northern districts of the Federal Court.