Law Office of Douglas L. Winston
attorney & counselor of law
assisting employees in recognizing and resolving workplace wrongs ™
The areas mentioned below are areas comprising Counselor Winston's practice. If you think your matter is outside of Counselor Winston's practice contact him nonetheless as the determination of whether he can assist you is best resolved through dialogue with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney.
Providing representation for employment related claims based on: unlawful discharges; denied promotions; unequal wages; age, race, sex, pregnancy, religion, disability and national origin discrimination and harassment; Family Medical Leave violations; wage and overtime violations; discrimination attributable to one's genetic information; whistleblower protection claims, and; claims arising from an employer's retaliatory treatment of an employee.
Certain workplace conduct committed or sanctioned by an employer are wrongs that violate the common law. Counselor Winston provides representation for common law torts committed against employees such as torts based on an invasion of one's privacy, defamation, the negligent hiring, supervision or retention of an employee causing injury to another, including claims for the intentional infliction of emotional distress.
In addition to employment related matters, Counselor Winston provides representation for civil wrongs committed in other contexts such as wrongs involving the denial of public accommodations, constitutional violations involving excessive force by police officers, discrimination against
students by educational agencies and the
unauthorized disclosure of confidential information.
Physical injuries arising from automobile or or public transportation accidents, injuries from dog or animal bites, and injuries suffered by tenants and patrons and frequenters of business establishments, are injuries deserving just compensation. Counselor Winston has experience achieving substantial compensation for such matters, and more.
Probate and Estates
Matters involving decedent’s estates, including but not limited to administration and transfer of assets in probate court, can be complicated and overwhelming. Planning for end-of-life decisions before death can make the disposition of assets easy and less time consuming. If you are looking for ways to effectuate your end-of-life decisions so loved ones can readily acquire the bounty of your wishes, consult with counsel to explore options.
The death of a family member or loved one is a tragic and emotional event. A death attributable to the fault of another can occur in a multitude of situations. Counselor Winston has experience in guiding and counseling those entitled to recover for the wrongful death of a loved one.