Attorney Profiles

Wininger Firm Attorney Profiles

David D. Wininger, Founder and DeLeal Wininger Jr.

David D. Wininger founded the Wininger Law Firm in Birmingham in 1964. For over 50 years, the Senior Member of the firm has assisted Alabama clients with cases related to Personal Injury Law, Divorce and Family Law, Will and Estate Planning and Workers Compensation. He has effectively represented thousands of Alabama men, women and children receive compensation for serious or catastrophic injuries from auto and commercial truck accidents, work injuries, school accidents, mining accidents, and defective product cases.

Mr. Wininger was educated in the Alabama public school system. He attended Howard College (now Samford University) and the Cumberland School of Law, where he was student body president. From 1982 to 1985, Mr. Wininger gave back to the community by serving as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cumberland. He has also served as a guest lecturer at the University of Alabama School of Law, Cumberland School of Law, Southeastern Trial Institute, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America Seminars and Conventions.

Martindale Hubbell has listed David D. Wininger as one of the Pre-Eminent Lawyers of America (AV rating). Along with his son, DeLeal Wininger, Jr., Mr. Wininger has won settlements and verdicts for his clients in the amount of $130 million dollars. He is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar, The Birmingham Bar Association, The Alabama Trial Lawyers Association and other prestigious associations, including the Law Science Academy and the Melvin Belli Society, where he has served as Trustee since 1982. David D. Wininger is also a Member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. He served as co-counsel in the landmark case of Coleman and Stephens vs. Alabama, establishing the right to counsel at preliminary hearings. He has also served as a Special Judge, in the Civil Court of Jefferson County, Alabama.

In addition to his professional memberships, honors and career activities, he has written law reviews, monthly articles and legal handbooks for various publications. For 9 years, between 1974 and 1983, Mr. Wininger wrote a series of articles for The Journal of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association. In 1983, the Lawyers Co-Operative Publishing Company published his Trial Handbook for Alabama Lawyers.

Mr. Wininger does not limit his time to the field of law. He is an active member of the community and serves in many civic capacities. He was the past legal advisor to the Alabama Heart Association and Past President of the Alabama Jaycee Foundation. He served on the Alabama Special Olympics Executive Committee from 1970 to 1975. He presently serves on the Board of the American Baseball Foundation.

Trial Highlights:

  • Alabama’s First Million Dollar Jury Verdict (1977)
  • Alabama’s First Hundred Million Dollar Jury Verdict (1988)

Memberships:

  • Best Lawyers in America (1979)
  • Million Dollar Verdict Society (1977)
  • Notable Americans (1979)
  • One of Alabama’s Four Outstanding Young Men (1974)
  • Outstanding Young Men in America (1967-1980)
  • Who’s Who in Alabama (1970)
  • Alabama’s Distinguished (1971)

DeLeal Wininger, Jr. was educated in Alabama public schools. He attended Emory University and the Cumberland School of Law. He has been a Birmingham personal injury attorney at the Wininger Law Firm since 1987.

Mr. Wininger is an active member of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the Alabama State Bar.

DeLeal Wininger Jr. spends his free time coaching youth baseball at Shades Valley Presbyterian Church.