Thursday, September 22, 2011

Welcome to Winston Law, P.A.

Welcome the brand new Winston Law, P.A. blog.  With this being the first posting, let me tell you about myself and my firm. 

My name is Susan A. Winston and I have been practicing law since October 2004 when I was admitted to the Florida Bar.  I was born and raised in Northern Virginia. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the College of William and Mary in 2001, I moved to Florida and attended the University of Miami School of Law. I received my Juris Doctor Degree in 2004. 

I began her legal career at the Office of the Public Defender for the 15th Judicial Circuit in 2004.  In over six years at the Office of the Public Defender, I represented the indigent accused in a variety of criminal cases including felonies, misdemeanors and juvenile delinquency. 

As a public defender, I spent over a year in the Serious Crimes Division representing clients facing life in prison charged with crimes such as capital sexual battery, attempted murder with a firearm and second degree murder.  I represented thousands of clients, tried over 60 cases, and was a Division Chief in a felony criminal division.  During her six years at the Office of the Public Defender, I represented clients charged with all types of criminal cases including Domestic Battery, DUI, DUI Manslaughter, Possession of Cocaine, Burglary, firearm charges and many more.

During the 2010-2011school year, I became a Professor of Law teaching Courtroom Procedure and Business Law as an Adjunct Professor at Palm Beach State College.  I was also the Head Legal Instructor at the Palm Beach Lakes High School Pre-Law Academy. 

In June 2011, I decided to create Winston Law, P.A., a law firm specializing in representing clients in the areas of criminal defense, family law and elder law. 

When I'm not practicing law I spend her time with my husband and German Shepherd.  I also enjoy pottery(I am trying to create the perfect vase), tennis, yoga(I am always searching for the perfect stretch) and spinning.