- Tampa, Florida
- Phone: 813-223-6200
- Fax: 813-223-6900
- Email: Email Me
Joseph Lipps was born in Indiana, however, as a proud U.S. Marine, he has had the opportunity to travel the world. He joined the Marine Corp directly after graduating high school and served the country from 2001-2005.
As a Marine, Joseph had the pleasure of encountering different individuals from all walks of life. He not only embodied the discipline, fortitude, and bravery that Marines are known for but also took the opportunity to learn about the different places he visited and the people he met. He enjoyed helping others and continues to do so in both his professional and personal life.
After serving four years in the military, Joseph enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He studied political science and was awarded the James E.L. Wade Scholarship to support this studies. He was determined to become a lawyer to help injured parties in their pursuit of justice and enrolled in law school after completing his bachelor’s degree.
As a law student at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida, Joseph focused on international and comparative law and received certification in both. As a participant in moot trials, he gained important legal experience that has helped shape his work as an attorney. During this time, he had the opportunity to travel to the Grand Cayman Islands to participate in a moot trial program that focused on felonious crimes and to support the things he was learning in the classroom with real world experience.
Upon graduating from law school, Joseph worked as an Assistant State Attorney for the state of Florida. He worked on the Fifth Judicial Circuit, primarily prosecuting misdemeanors and 3rd-degree felonies. His time as an assistant state attorney gave him first-hand knowledge of the criminal court system and helped shape him has a trial attorney.
Joseph is a consummate learner and is interested in all aspects of the law. After working in the criminal courts, he decided to shift gears and learn more about the civil court system. He joined the team at Winters & Yonker in 2015 and has delved into the intricacies of personal injury law and the tort system. As an attorney at Winters & Yonker, he is committed to the level of service espoused by the firm and works hard to assist his clients in whatever way he can.
Joseph is heavily involved in litigation. He is working towards board certification in civil trial law from the National Board of Trial Advocacy. This certification will help illustrate his relentless pursuit of justice on behalf of his clients and will serve to identify his commitment to quality representation and advocacy. In order to obtain this certification, an attorney must have at least five years of experience in civil law, be substantially involved in numerous cases, and be committed to continued education in the field.
Joseph is an accredited veterans affairs attorney and as a veteran himself brings expert knowledge to those cases involving individuals who have bravely served our country. When not at trial or working hard on a client’s behalf, Joseph is an amateur woodworker who enjoys creating useful objects with his hands.
Areas of Practice
- Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida – 2011
- University of North Carolina at Wilmington – 2008
- U.S. Navy, US Marine, 2001 – 2005
- Assistant State Attorney, 2011 – 2014