about Jonathan Winocour

Prepare every case for trial, unless you want to try every case.

Jonathan is a talented courtroom lawyer, never intimidated by his adversaries. He is persistent and disciplined, always maintaining a focused eye on his client’s goals.

He has tried numerous cases to verdict in Texas, and settled many more. He takes a no-nonsense approach to litigation, and urges the lawyers he deals with to do the same.

Jonathan received his undergraduate degree in English Literature and Philosophy from the University of York, in York, England in 1990.

In 2002, after nine years working in television production, he received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law.

During and after law school, Jonathan worked with Sylvia Demerest and Craig Smith, now judge of the 192nd District Court in Dallas, before founding his own practice in 2002.

Jonathan is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, the American Association for Justice, and the American Bar Association.

He has served as class counsel in multiple state and federal class and collective actions.

He has tried a complex real estate fraud case on behalf of nine families to a jury verdict in Texas state court.

He  successfully argued for a jury award of exemplary damages in an action arising from a hospital’s wrongful disclosure of protected health information.

He represented Occupy Dallas in two lawsuits filed against the City of Dallas during the Fall of 2011.

He also represented a claimant asserting a first amendment violation arising from a “clean zone” ordinance passed by the City of Arlington.

Jonathan litigated a case of first impression in the 5th Circuit arising from an alleged violation of the Visual Artists Rights Act.

He also successfully asserted a non-biological mother’s standing to seek custody of her former partner’s biological child.

He greatly enjoys mentoring to young people with an interest in the law as the attorney adviser to the Richardson High School Mock Trial Team. In 2013, the team won the Region 10 final and advanced to the state championship, where they placed second.

He also enjoys spending time in East Texas with his Airedale Terriers, Pitt and Sophie, who consistently outsmart him.