DONALD A. WINNINGHAM
Farmington Hills, MI
Donald A. Winningham focuses his practice on civil litigation, including the representation of insurance carriers and corporations in cases involving auto negligence, premises liability, first-party insurance, general liability and insurance coverage disputes. He also has extensive experience handling commercial and contract disputes, property tax and drain assessment appeals, landlord-tenant matters and various issues on appeal before the Michigan Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.
Donald is a graduate of Kalamazoo College and the University of Michigan Law School and practiced at prominent law firms in Ann Arbor and Lansing before coming to Kopka Pinkus Dolin in 2012. As a student, he completed internships at the United States Attorney’s Office in Grand Rapids and with the Department of Justice in Detroit.
In his spare time, Donald maintains a fanatical devotion to University of Michigan football and Detroit Tiger baseball teams and enjoys coaching youth baseball, attending rock shows and playing hockey. He lives in Howell, Michigan with his wife and their three young sons.
RECENT CASE HIGHLIGHT
- Donald recently handled a trial with Managing Partner, Mark Dolin that resulted in a Directed Verdict in favor of our client. The plaintiff was involved in an accident with a recently-repossessed vehicle sold by the Co-Defendant to an uninsured driver. Plaintiff brought an uninsured motorist claim against our client seeking over one million dollars in damages. However, Don and his team determined that the car dealership had failed to do any of the proper paperwork necessary to actually transfer ownership of the car, such that the dealership remained the owner and the vehicle was not uninsured at the time of the accident. At trial, the Plaintiff’s second witness was the general manager of car dealership who, for three years, adamantly denied that the dealership owned the vehicle during the accident. However, during the cross examination, the manager admitted that the dealership still owned the car during the accident. Immediately thereafter the Judge granted the Motion for Directed Verdict.
American Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
Kalamazoo College, B.A.