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Andrew Yale Winston

also known as Andrew Winston

About me

Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Winston attended Pennsylvania State University and earned his B.A. in Sociology 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 joining forces with John K. Lawlor in 1998, Mr. Winston gained experience working with two South Florida insurance defense firms. Mr. Winston’s practice focuses on personal injury including wrongful death and professional liability, representing physicians and lawyers in malpractice and ethics matters. 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.


Mr. Winston is admitted to practice before all Florida courts and the United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. He has been recognized for his excellence in the representation of injured clients by admission to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and is AV Rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.


Practice Areas:

Personal Injury

Wrongful Death

Professional Malpractice

Maritime Litigation


Bar Admissions:

Florida Bar, 1994

U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals



Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D.


Temple University, B.A.

Graduated Cum Laude, with Honors


Honors & Awards:

Admitted to practice before all Florida courts

AV Rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Super Laywers 2010-2014 

Miami Area Top 100 Lawyers


Professional Association & Memberships:

Eagle member of the Florida Justice Association

Member of the Broward County Justice Association (Officer 2004-2009)

President of the Broward County Justice Association (Present)

Member of the American Association for Justice

Past Chair of the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee 17D (2004-2005)

Member of the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee 17A (2008-2011)

Florida Bar Fee Arbitrator/Grievance Mediator (2005-Present)


Community Service

Volunteer Guardian ad litem for abused and neglected children in Broward County, Florida (1993-2004)


Member, West Broward YMCA’s Charity Outreach Committee (2008-2009)



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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    22 years



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

26 total 

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  • Adam Mark Balkan

    I endorse this lawyer. Top notch lawyer and even better person. Knowledgeable and cares for his clients.


    Adam Balkan Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Mark Richard Hanson

    I endorse this lawyer. Top notch. Great lawyer, great guy. Has what it takes to get the job done.


    Mark Hanson Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info


FLMember in Good Standing199406/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Invited to receive Charter Membership/Top 1% Practicing LawyersDistinguished Justice Advocates2016
Miami Area, Top 100 LawyersSuperLawyers2016
Florida, Top 100 LawyersSuperLawyers2016
Top South Florida LawyerDaily Business Review2016
Invited to receive Top 100 Trial Lawyers AwardThe National Trial Lawyers2016
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Miami Area, Top 100 LawyersSuperLawyers2015
Top Florida LawyerMiami Herald2015
Florida, Top 100 LawyersSuperLawyers2015
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2015
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2014
Top 100 Lawyers, Miami AreaSuperLawyers2014
Miami Area, Top 100 LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Golden Eagle AwardFlorida Justice Association2012
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2011
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Membership Drive AwardBroward County Justice Association2005
Lifetime MemberMillion Dollar Advocate's Forum2001
Homeless AppreciationCOSAC Foundation2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThe Winston Law Firm2016 - Present
Managing PartnerLaw Office of Andrew Winston2015 - Present
Managing PartnerLawlor, Winston, White & Murphey2009 - 2014
Managing ShareholderLawlor, Winston & Justice, P.A.1998 - 2009
Sole PractitionerAndrew Y. Winston, P.A.1997 - 1998
Associate AttorneyPeterson Bernard1995 - 1997
Associate AttorneyPyzka, Kessler, Massey, Catri, Holton, Douberly - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar 17th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee 17BMember2014 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationVanguard Committee2010 - Present
Broward YMCA Charity Outreach CommitteeMember2008 - Present
Florida Bar Fee Arbitration ProgramAttorney Fee Arbitrator2005 - Present
Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers SectionMember2000 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2000 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationEagle1999 - Present
Broward County Justice AssociationMember1997 - 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
Publication nameTitleDate
Broward County Justice Association Member NewsletterPresident's Message2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Temple UniversitySociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Trial Skills Seminar--Annual ConventionManaging the Small Personal Injury Firm in the Current Economic and Social Environment2012
2012 Masters of JusticeCo-Chair Auto Negligence Seminar2012
2012 Automobile Insurance SeminarPractical Implications in Representing Plaintiffs in Auto Liability Cases under the new Florida PIP Law2012
FJA/BCJA 2009 Joint Seminar/DinnerMedical Malpractice, Class Actions, Qui Tam2009