Brian T. Winchester

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Cleveland, OH

McNeal, Schick, Archibald & Biro Co., LPA
 | 4608 St Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103
Phone: 216-553-4392
Fax: 216-522-1112
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2006, 2009, 2011
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (40%),
  • Insurance Coverage (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (20%),
  • Environmental (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Brian T. Winchester is an attorney and partner at the Cleveland, Ohio, law firm of McNeal Schick Archibald & Biro Co., L.P.A. Mr. Winchester has over 20 years of experience and handles construction litigation, insurance defense, environmental law and other civil litigation matters. He represents individuals in Cleveland and throughout Ohio.

    Mr. Winchester is a highly experienced trial attorney. He is dedicated to his clients, which include insurance carriers, insured individuals and professionals such as accountants, architects, contractors, doctors and engineers.

    Honoring his successful legal career, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Winchester an AV Preeminent* peer review rating. This is the highest rating received by our attorney, reflecting high ethical standards and remarkable legal ability.

    Mr. Winchester is an active member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys and the Ohio State Bar Association. Additionally, Mr. Winchester is a master bencher of the William K. Thomas American Inn of Court. He belongs to the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators. He was a featured speaker at the 49th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys in Tucson, Arizona, where he lectured on the contractual limitations of liability.

    Born and raised in Cleveland, Mr. Winchester earned a bachelor’s degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and went on to receive his law degree from Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He is eligible to practice before all Ohio state courts, the U.S. district courts for the northern and southern districts of Ohio and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

    *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
    • 40%Construction Litigation: Business
    • 30%Insurance Coverage
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Defense
    • 10%Environmental
    Focus Areas

    Construction Defects, Insurance, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury - Defense, Environmental Law


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2006, 2009, 2011

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    About Brian Winchester

    Admitted: 1998, Ohio

    Professional Webpage:


    • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2006, 2009, 2011
    • Ohio Super Lawyers in the Area of Construction Litigation, 2017 - 2020

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2005
    • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2003
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1999
    • Ohio, 1998
    • National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators (NSPII), Member, 2017 - Present
    • Member - Ohio State Bar Association
    • Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Member
    • William K. Thomas American Inn of Court, Master Bencher, 2017 - Present 
    • Member - Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Contractual Limitations of Liability: Worth The Paper They Are Written On?, 49th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys, Tucson, AZ, 2010

    Educational Background:

    • Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, B.A., 1993
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    • “You know that friend/professional/colleague you call when you face a question or dilemma in your practice - Brian is that person. He knows the civil rules inside and out and is a tireless, ethical advocate for his clients.”

    These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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    Office Location for Brian T. Winchester

    4608 St Clair Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44103

    Phone: 216-553-4392

    Fax: 216-522-1112

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