Associate Attorney at Lawson & Berry:
From the beginning, Mr. Winters was only interested in defending the criminally accused from the unforgiving government. He has focused his career on DUI Defense and Criminal Defense.
After graduating from Georgia State University Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science, Mr. Winters matriculated to Georgia State University's College of Law. In his second year at the College of Law, Mr. Winters began an Internship with DeKalb County Public Defender where he successfully argued several Constitutional motions before even finishing law school. While attending Georgia State Law, Mr. Winters also received distinctions in Advanced Evidence and Litigation. Mr. Winters graduated from Georgia States College of Law with the highest distinction in public service.
Directly after law school, Mr. Winters went to work for Houston County's Public Defenders Office where he defended over 300 misdemeanor cases from traffic citations to Domestic Violence charges to DUI's. Eventually he went on to work directly with the Georgia Public Defenders Council and defended over 100 felony cases all over north Georgia ranging from drug possession to murder.
Since joining the Law Offices of Richard Lawson in 2015, Mr. Winters has come to hone his jury trial skills even further with great success. He has returned “Not Guilty” verdicts in scenarios where normal attorneys would have never even attempted a jury trial. Furthermore, he regularly attends Criminal Defense seminars to keep his knowledge of scientific, case law, and law enforcement tactics up to date. Mr. Winters is experienced in felony drug possession, possession with intent to distribute, drug trafficking, burglary of all degrees, robbery, armed robbery, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, terroristic threats, aggravated stalking, child molestation, manslaughter, felony murder, malice murder, and probation violations to name a few.
Mr. Winters is a member of the Georgia Criminal Defense Bar, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL), and in 2017 was awarded the prestigious Top 40 Under 40 for Georgia criminal defense lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Winters is admitted to practice in all of Georgia's Municipal, State and Superior Courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, and the Norther Federal District of Georgia.
When not practicing law, Mr. Winters is spending time with his wife and children in Gwinnett County.