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Donald J. Winder has been listed for more than 10 years in Best Lawyers in America (less than 2% of all attorneys in Utah have been so honored).  He has also been a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates since 1995 and is the only attorney in Utah to be Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  Further, Mr. Winder is a Fellow in Litigation Counsel of America, a trial honorary society limited to less than one-half of one percent of all American attorneys, and has also been selected for inclusion in the 3000 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America.  Mr. Winder has been selected since 2007 for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers for Business Litigation, and was selected as one of the Top Seventy-Five Mountain States Super Lawyers for 2007-08, and Top 100 Mountain States Super Lawyers for 2012.  For over 20 years, Donald J. Winder has maintained the highest peer review rating given by Martindale-Hubbell (“AV”).  His firm, Winder & Counsel, PC, has also been approved by Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys, is a member of the International Network of Boutique Law Firms, is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.  Less than 5% of all U.S. law firms qualify and are included in the Bar Register.


Languages spoken: English, French, German

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 35%
    3 years
  2. Business: 15%
    3 years
  3. Insurance: 10%
    3 years
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    3 years
  5. Other: 30%
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Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Timothy W Emery

    Don is one of, if not the most, talented attorney in all of Utah. He makes problems disappear and sets his clients up for future success. You can't hire a better attorney.


    Timothy Emery Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Donald. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Winder & Counsel, PC

460 South 400 East
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Best's Recommeded Insurance AttorneysA.M. Best Company - Recommended Insurance Attorneys2013
Commercial Law Firm of the Year, UtahCorporate INTL2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top 100 Mountain States Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
Utah Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2012
Distinuished Pro Bono Law FirmUtah State Bar2012
Top Lawyer - Commerial LitigationAmerican Lawyer2011
Outstanding Service AwardInternational Society of Primerus Lawfirms2010
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2009
Profesionalism AwardUtah State Bar2008
Top 3000Lawdragon2007
Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys - Listed Over 10 YearsA.M. Best Company - Recommended Insurance Attorneys2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerWinder & Counsel, PC2008 - Present
Managing PartnerWinder & Haslam, PC1983 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Litigation Counsel of AmericaOrder of Justitia2009 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesNational Board of Directors2005 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyCivil Trial Diplomate2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationVice Chair, Automobile Law Committee and Co-Editor2001 - 2002
International Society of Primerus Law FirmsMember1999 - Present
Utah State BarMember1976 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMemberN/A
Sutherland II American Inns of CourtMaster of the BenchN/A
College of Master Advocates and BarristersSenior CounselN/A
American Association for Justice, HRT and Vioxx Litigation GroupsMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Robinson v. Dr. Paul Taylor & Mountain View Family Care, PC$3.3 Million judgment
Calder v. Blitz U.S.A., Inc.$4.3 Million judgment
Yellow Cab Drivers Ass., Inc. v. Salt Lake City Corp.Still Pending
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Board of Trial AdvocatesCivility Matters2011
Utah Bar JournalEnforcing Civility in an Uncivilized World2009
Intermountain Commercial RecordIn Defense of Jury Trials2007
Intermountain Commercial RecordUtah Is Not the Place for Runaway Med-Mal Juries2007
The Critical Path-Construction Law Committee Newsletter (DRI, Defense Research Institute)Utah Joins Ranks Denying Recovery for Economic Loss in Tort1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
University of WashingtonChemistryBA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Utah State Bar I.P. SummitTrial Techniques2013
Pretrial ProcedurePretrial Procedure2012
Masters in TrialTrial Techniques2012
Fall ForumCivility and Trial Practice2012
National Jury SummitImproving Access to Jury Trials2011
Fall ConferenceStructured Settlements and Special Needs Trusts – Perfect Together?2009
Masters in TrialCross Examination of Plaintiff’s Accident Reconstruction Expert2001