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Nicole M. Winston

Personal injury Attorney at Port Huron, MI

4.1   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1998
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Nicole

Learn Nicole’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Wrongful death claims, automobile accidents, Premises injuries, Michigan No-Fault Claims.

    25 years

  2. Social Security & Disability
    Both SSD & SSI, I also handle long term and short term disability claims and health care benefit claims

    21 years

My husband Shawn and I are the proud parents of three beautiful children (2 girls & a little guy).  As a family we enjoy all types of sports but especially baseball, basketball and football.  All the kids play and this keeps us moving.   We are blessed to live in a small community where we are close with our neighbors and enjoy spending time with other families in our city. 


We are strong advocates for public education.  My husband is a public school teacher and I am on our local school board.  We believe that a basic education is vital.  A proper education will help provide a solid foundation for all students.  



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Winston & Damman, PLLC
516 McMorran Blvd.
Port Huron, MI, 48060


4.1 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attorney!! Cannot say enough good things!
Attorney Nicole Winston helped my family so much after a drunk driver flipped our lives upside down. She went to bat against the Auto Insurance, the Disability Insurance and Social Security and won all three cases. We owe her so much!
Posted by Troy | May 28, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
***Beyond Amazing
Nicole Winston is very educated in her field. She has gone above and beyond with trying to help my case. She is prompt and dependable. When you have a meeting with her, you are not "cast aside, for a more important case". She is very understanding and treats you with respect as well. She is as genuine as they come. If I hear of someone needing help, I would not hesitate for a second to point them to her.
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Posted by Christine | April 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Long Term Disability Claim/ERISA
Nobody wants to think about what they would do if they were suddenly faced with a permanent disability that left them unable to return to work. I unfortunately was placed in such a position, and after three years of receiving benefits under my company policy, found that I was now being denied. I was left feeling totally overwhelmed, with no income and in desperate need of an attorney who was well educated in ERISA law. I very quickly learned that having an attorney who specializes in ERISA policies may mean the difference between winning or loosing your case. Ms. Winston won my case for me. I was awarded back pay with interest, put back on claim and my attorney fees were paid by the insurance company who had fought so hard to deny my benefits.
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Posted by Catherine | March 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Personal Injury Lawyer
Nicole Winston was my lawyer for personal injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident. She helped me to understand my benefits & to demand them. I appreciated her knowledge and her ability to courageously fight for my rights. I would highly recommend her as a personal injury or disability lawyer!
Posted by Suzanne | February 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Making a Horrible Situation Better
I was involved in a head on collision that forever changed my life. Hiring Nicole helped to make a horrible situation better. I felt that she always had by best interest at heart. The process was a long one, but she kept me up to date along the way. She always made me feel that I could contact her any time - both during and after the case. During the facilitation process, she fought hard to get me everything she possibly could. She is a professional through and through. Even the other lawyers and judge told me what a good job Nicole did fighting for me. Her team was fantastic, as well. They were very helpful when I would call. Nicole is the first person I would call if I ever needed legal services again.
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Posted by David | November 25, 2014
When needing an attorney to handle the appeal of my Social Security Disability, I had not thought about enlisting her service though I had talked with her previous about an insurance claim that I had going. After meeting with her and bringing in all my medical records to date I knew I had found the right attorney for me. She was knowledgeable about my particular disability and in what direction we needed to go. I worked with her on my case as I wanted to know as much about it as she did, and not once did she have a negative thing to say with the questions I would ask. It took us a year to have my appeal heard and together we were ready. She had briefed me in what to expect and how I should act and answer questions for the Law Judge. Having her by my side made me feel more comfortable about talking about my disability with people I didn't know, and who make it their job to look at everything. She has a great staff that work your case just as hard as she does, and they treat their clients like they truly matter. I am not a true fan of most attorneys as they treat you as nothing more than another file. Nicole and her staff are so much more than that and will treat you the way you want from the first phone call until the conclusion of your case. And to conclude this summary, we won my disability case and I am now receiving everything I put into it.
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Posted by Gina | May 11, 2012
Outstanding Job !!!
Nicole's expertise with insurance laws is what won my case. Being a cancer patient, the last thing you want to worry about is your insurance coverage or a lack of thereof. Nicole rolled up her sleeves and dug right in which I must say was a lenghtly process but she stuck with it and stuck by my side. If ever anyone has a problem with their health insurance paying for claims..I would say you need Nicole !!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Can it be less than a one star?
Where to begin? even though the attendant care forms were submitted to the insurance company and given to nicole to make sure they were paid, and we provided services for the first 2 years to the injured party, we never received a dime. but yet the next care provider (a teenager) did receive compensation. then was promised i'd receive something. nothing. the payout for the injuries, laughable.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lack of professional courtesy lost my chance to appeal forever
I got a notice dated July 27, 2020 that I had 60 days to make an appeal to Federal court about my case. I was referred to Nicole Winston. So, I called her. 8/3/2020 2:41pm - I left a voicemail 8/17/2020 - Called back. Left a message with assistant. Expecting call return. 8/25/2020 11:23am - Called back. Left a message with assistant. Expecting call return. 9/21/2020 - Called back. Left a message with assistant. - Expecting call return same day. Thursday 9/24/2020 - called back. Spoke to Nicole herself. She told me she didn’t want to take the case. But I could get a second opinion. Sunday 9/27/2020 - Last chance to appeal my case. Expired. Forever. I am beyond disappointed. I wish I hadn’t waited to call somebody else. I guess I expected professional courtesy of a call back and lost track of time waiting for it. She moved into the same office as my previous lawyer. How difficult could it have been to consider my timeline without blowing me off until that time ran out? Wow.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Winston & Damman
  • 2015 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Winston McGlynn, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2015
  • District Court Magistrate
  • 72nd Judicial District Court
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Rowling Partipilo Streeter & Winston
  • 1998 - 2013
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  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1998
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
  • St. Clair County Community College
  • Associate of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • KD vs USAA
  • Successful - all benefits paid and penalty interest and attorney fees!
  • CL vs State Farm
  • Success-- State Farm reinstated all benefits
  • RA vs Prudential
  • Successful


  • Marysville Public Schools Board of Education
  • Treasurer
  • 2013 - Present
  • St. Clair County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2013 - Present
  • St. Clair County Child Abuse & Neglect Council
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
  • Marysville Little League
  • Sponsor/ Coach
  • 2009 - Present
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • St. Clair County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • St. Clair County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Marysville Public Schools Board of Education
  • Trustee
  • 2010 - 2012
  • St. Clair County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2010 - 2011
  • St. Clair County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Chair of the Publication Comittee - Editor
  • State Bar of Michigan, Litigation Section
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Port Huron Area Landlord Association Meeting
  • LandLord- Tennant Law
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (13)
Endorse Nicole
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole has been practicing in the area of personal injury law for a number of years and is very effective. I have observed her skills, and she rates highly. She is friendly and easy to talk with about any issue. She is well respected and liked by her clients and her peers. You won't go wrong with her as your attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Friend
"Nicole Winston is a knowledgeable litigator whose reputation for the zealous representation of her clients precedes her. I never hesitate to refer a client to Nicole for representation on a Personal Injury matter because I know that client will be well-represented and treated with respect. Nicole is well-respected by attorneys and judges alike, not only because of the quality of her representation, but also the quality of her character."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is a great resource for Michigan personal injury law. If you've been in an accident I'd highly recommend that you give her a call before you talk to the adjuster or sign any forms! She will answer all of your questions so that you can make a great decision about your personal injury case."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is honest, diligent and vigorously represents the interests of her clients,"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Nicole as competent and experienced for personal injury, no fault and general civil matters"
Personal injury Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Nicole Winston. Her attention to detail is fantastic. Her knowledge of the law is excellent. Nicole's key ability is the manner in which she communicates effectively and efficiently with the courts, opposing counsel and her clients. I will continue to recommend Nicole without any hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole Winston has been an outstanding trial lawyer for over a decade. I've had the opportunity to observe Ms. Winston in Court and her passion for the causes of her many clients is exceeded only by her knowledge of the law as it applies to auto accidents and other personal injury cases. I've referred clients to Ms. Winston in the past and have every intention to continue to do so."
Personal injury Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Nicole for her legal skills and professional integrity."
Personal injury Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Nicole Winston. Nicole represents her clients competently with the highest standards of integrity. She exemplifies the finest of our profession."
Personal injury Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Winston works extremely hard for her clients and obviously communicates with her client's regularly."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have practiced with Mrs. Winston for several years. She is a hard worker, ethical and advocates zealously for her clients."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nicole is very thorough and attentive to her clients' needs. She knows the law, and she has been quite successful representing Social Security applicants."
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