David L. Winnett

David L. Winnett

Bio as of May 2017:

David L. Winnett is a skilled trial attorney representing catastrophically injured plaintiffs. Since starting his career as a prosecutor over 20 years ago, he has tried dozens of civil and criminal cases to verdict. For the second consecutive year, he is a finalist for SFTLA’s Trial Lawyer of the Year. He is also a graduate of CAOC’s Leadership Academy and a Fellow of the New Leaders Council.

In addition to his time as a prosecutor, Mr. Winnett was previously a partner at an Am Law 200 firm. His varied professional background, including his time spent as a prosecutor and as a civil defense lawyer, provides him with a unique perspective on the many legal challenges our clients often face and strategies for confronting those challenges.

Mr. Winnett lives in Novato with his wife and three daughters. They are active in the Bay Area softball community and Marin School of the Arts and enjoy cooking and traveling together as a family.

Articles written by this author:

Avoiding the voidable

Ensuring contingency fees and fee-sharing agreements are enforceable

David L. Winnett

2014 November


Legal malpractice: Proving the case-within-a-case

The critical element of a legal malpractice action is causation. This requires that a plaintiff prove the case-within-a-case

David L. Winnett

2015 November


Unintended death sentences

Unintended death sentences

Prosecuting prisoner suicide cases against the state when a loved one dies while in custody

David L. Winnett

2016 November