University of Michigan, B.A. History, 2013
Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 2018
Mr. Winnie joined the Seabolt Law Firm as an associate in 2018, and then joined HHBJS when the two firms merged in 2020. Now in his fourth year of practice, Mr. Winnie has significant experience in the area of commercial litigation, including supply contract disputes, business torts, and shareholder and member disputes in closely held corporations and LLCs.
Mr. Winnie is experienced in all aspects of pre-trial litigation, including drafting and filing pleadings, discovery, motion practice, case evaluations, and mediations. Mr. Winnie also has experience in Michigan and Federal Courts of Appeals, having drafted applications for leave to appeal, claims of appeal, and appellate briefing and motions. He regularly represents businesses and business owners in cases involving contract disputes, fraud and inducement claims, fiduciary duty and shareholder oppression claims, and disputes involving breaches of operating agreements. Mr. Winnie represents a wide array of businesses ranging from Tier 1 automotive suppliers to construction companies to technology and pharmaceutical start-ups.
Significant Recent Results
- Successfully argued and won summary judgment and dismissal of all claims in favor of individual accused of embezzling $600,000 from plaintiff business.
- Successfully defended former owner of company and won summary disposition and dismissal of $100,000 contract claim from vendor.
- Obtained mutually beneficial settlement and dismissal of all claims against pharmaceutical company in $15,000,000 dispute relating to manufacturing agreement.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Governor’s Scholar, Wayne State University Law School
Second Best Oral Argument in Midwest, 2018 Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition