Matt grew up in North Carolina and later moved to Tampa, Florida where he attended high school. Matt graduated from Florida State University in 2014 with a degree in political science. It was Matt’s first law class in college when he knew that he wanted to practice law and advocate for those in need of help. Matt later graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 2017. While in law school, Matt volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters where Matt would visit his little brother each week at his school.
Outside of work, Matt enjoys playing and watching sports, exercising, and taking part in outdoor activities.
- Federal Bar Association, 2017
Work Experience :
- 6th Judicial Circuit, St. Petersburg, FL. Intern to the Honorable Thomas H. Minkoff (May 2015 – July 2015)
- City Attorney of Clearwater, Florida. Intern (January 2016 – April 2016)
- Boss Law, St. Petersburg, FL. Law Clerk (June 2016 – May 2017)
- The William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award
- Stetson University College of Law, cum laude, 2017
Bill Winters was born in Malvern, Pennsylvania, and grew up in the Tampa Bay area. He is a graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he received both his bachelor’s and his J.D. As a student, Bill planned on studying to be a tax attorney, however, after learning more about the law and experiencing the thrill of litigation, he turned his focus to personal injury law. Bill has never looked back and is still excited to practice personal injury law and help injured parties find justice through the civil court system.
Bill began his career as a personal injury lawyer at a larger firm, where he had the opportunity to help numerous clients who were being denied their due compensation because of overreach by insurance companies. This has propelled his work in the personal injury sector forward and continues to drive him to help those in moments of crisis. This experience also forced him to consider how to best serve his clients. He and Marc Yonker then founded Winters & Yonker in 2001 to provide a more personal experience for those who have been harmed or injured.
Bill and Marc have crafted a unique, supportive environment at Winters & Yonker—one that always keeps the best interests of the clients in mind. A desire to truly serve the community and to assist those individuals who are experiencing some of the lowest moments of their lives pushes Bill to represent injured parties in negotiations and litigation. With over 30 years of legal experience and thousands of cases under his belt, Bill has taken the skills he learned at a large personal injury firm and translated them into the client-friendly model that is on display at Winters & Yonker.
In addition to serving the community through the firm, Bill is passionate about giving back to the local community. He volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club of Tampa and serves on their board of directors. In addition to his work with the Boys and Girls Club, Bill also partners with Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa during the holidays. The Winters & Yonker team proudly donate and distribute turkeys through the organization at Thanksgiving, helping feed families in the community. During the Christmas holiday, the team donates toys to the organization to ensure that every child receives a gift.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Personal Injury
- Automobile Accidents
- Slip and Falls
- Construction Accident
- Premises Liability
- Florida, 1984
- University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida – 1984
- University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida- 1981
- B.S. magna cum laude
PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS
- Attorney, Richard Mulholland & Associates, 1985 – 2001