David L. Winnett

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Liuzzi, Murphy, Solomon, Churton, Hale & Winnett, LLP
 | 235 Montgomery Street, Suite 440
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-400-7000
Fax: 415-400-7055
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%)
    Attorney Profile

    A personal injury attorney who represents clients in Novato, California, David L. Winnett is partner at LMSCH, LLP. He has experience in matters related to motorcycle accidents, pet-related damages and dog bites, brain injuries, defective products, motor vehicle accidents and premises liability. With almost two decades of experience, he has tried both criminal and civil cases to verdict and is a successful trial attorney. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

    In 2016, Mr. Winnett was a finalist with the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association for Trial Lawyer of the Year. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a focus on prelaw. At Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1995, he graduated with honors and his Juris Doctor as a Dean’s Scholarship recipient.

    Mr. Winnett is admitted to practice in Illinois and California. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central District of California, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

    A member of The Bar Association of San Francisco, Mr. Winnett is actively involved in several other legal organizations. These include the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Marin County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Marin Trial Lawyers Association.

    * AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 40%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021

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    About David Winnett

    Admitted: 2002, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.lmslaw.com/inside-lmsch/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Selected to the Super Lawyers List every year since 2015
    • Finalist for MTLA’s Trial Lawyer of the Year
    • Best Lawyers® since 2018
    • CAOC’s 2018 Consumer Attorney of the Year
    • Two-time finalist for SFTLA’s Trial Lawyer of the Year
    • Finalist for Trial Lawyer of the Year, San Francisco Trial Lawyers, 2016
    • AV-Preeminent for Ethical Standards & Ability, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
    • AV-Preeminent for Ethical Standards & Ability, Martindale – Hubbell, 2014
    • AV-Preeminent for Ethical Standards & Ability, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2002
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2005
    • California, 2002
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2000
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2010
    • Illinois, 1995
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2005
    • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2010

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
    • Marin Trial Lawyers Association
    • American Association for Justice, Member
    • Marin County Bar Association, Member
    • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
    • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Golden Gate Illini Club, Treasurer, 2003 - 2006
    • Marin School of the Arts Business Development Committee
    • Novato Girls Softball, Assistant Coach and Vice President, 2003 - 2016
    • Novato Girls Softball, President, 2016 - Present
    • Hamilton Elementary School Watch D.O.G.S., Co-Chair, 2007 - 2016
    • Marin School of the Arts Drama Boosters, Volunteer Coordinator, 2016 - Present
    • SF Bike Coalition
    • Hamilton Elementary School PTA, Volunteer, 2002 - 2016
    • Marin School of the Arts Drama Boosters, Treasurer, 2013 - 2016
    • St. Clair County CASA, Treasurer & Board Member, 1998 - 2002

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author, Ask the Expert, Organized Labor, 2016
    • Author, Legal Malpractice: Proving The Case-Within-A-Case, Plaintiff Magazine, 2015
    • Author, Avoiding the Voidable: Ensuring Contingency Fees and Fee-Sharing Agreements are Enforceable, 2014
    • Speaker, Avoiding the Voidable; How to Ensure That Your Contingency Fee and Fee-Sharing Agreements Are Enforceable And Sufficiently Protect Your Interests, , CAOC Hawaii Travel Seminar, 2014
    • Speaker, Disaster Response & Recovery, WestLegalEdcenter Webinar, 2013
    • Speaker, he Ethics of Social Networking: Avoiding Pitfalls and Exploring Opportunities, Santa Clara County Bar Association Seminar, 2012
    • Speaker, Recent Developments in the Debate Over Screening, WestLegalEdcenter Webinar, 2010
    • Speaker, If You Are Sued, These Are the Top 10 Questions Your Attorney Will Ask You, Professional Insurance Associates Seminar, 2008
    • Speaker, Lawyers’ Liability for Intentional Torts, WestLegalEdcenter Webinar, 2008
    • Speaker, Unintended Death Sentences: Prosecuting Prisoner Suicide Cases, CAOC, 2016
    • Unintended Death Sentences, Author, Plaintiff Magazine, 2016

    Educational Background:

    • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois B.A., Honors: James Scholar, Major: English/Pre-Law, 1992
    Find Me Online
    Website - www.lmslaw.com
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    Office Location for David L. Winnett

    235 Montgomery Street
    Suite 440
    San Francisco, CA 94104

    Phone: 415-400-7000

    Fax: 415-400-7055

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