Honoring The Legacy
Representing Texas’ injured, disenfranchised, and oppressed for twelve decades.
Jonathan Winocour and Mike Miller share a common heritage of fighting for personal injury victims that began in the last decade of the nineteenth century.
In 1889, at the age of twenty-one, Solomon Phillip Jones stepped out from behind his family’s plow in Harleton, deep in East Texas, taught himself the law, and was admitted to the bar.
SP Jones successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of an injured railroad worker, persuading the court to allow injured workers to recover damages under the Federal Employees Liability Act, even if the injury occurred in intrastate commerce, so long as the highway or railway served interstate commerce. Texas & Pacific Ry. Co. v. Rigsby, 241 U.S. 33 (1916).
In 1949, his son, William Franklin Jones, was one of the founding directors of the Plaintiff’s Attorneys Association of Texas, (later the Texas Association of Claimants Attorneys, today the Texas Trial Lawyers Association),
which deals in complex issues related to Personal Injury, Bodily Injury, Catastrophic Loss, Civil Rights, Commercial Business Litigation, Misdemeanor and Felony and Employment with the help of its seasoned lawyers and attorneys in Dallas, TX. which deals in complex issues related to Personal Injury, Bodily Injury, Catastrophic Loss, Civil Rights, Commercial Business Litigation, Misdemeanor and Felony and Employment with the help of its seasoned lawyers and attorneys in Dallas, TX.
The mission of the Association at its founding was:
The purpose of this organization shall be the advancement of the cause of those who are damaged in person and property and who must seek redress therefor at law; to resist the constant efforts that are now being made to curtail the rights of such persons; to encourage cooperation between lawyers engaged in the furtherance of such objectives; and through such cooperation to promote justice and human welfare.
Franklin was so committed to the plaintiff’s bar he was held in contempt in 1960 for mentioning insurance during a closing argument. Ex Parte Franklin Jones, Sr. 331 S.W.2d 202 (Tex. 1960).
SP’s grandson, William Franklin Jones, Jr., continued the family tradition, serving as president of the Texas State Bar in 1987.
Jonathan Winocour is Solomon Phillip Jones’ great-grandson, a sixth generation Texan, and a fourth generation Texas trial lawyer, who has built his own practice in honor of his great-grandfather’s commitment to advancing the rights of the injured, the displaced, the poor, and the unfairly treated.
About Jonathan Winocour
After obtaining his undergraduate degree at the University of York in England, Jonathan graduated from Southern Methodist University Dedman Law in 2002. He made the Dean’s List, served as a tutor in the Academic Skills Assistance Program, and acted as an apprentice attorney at the Criminal Justice Clinic.
During law school, Jonathan clerked with Sylvia Demarest, and after his licensure, Jonathan worked with Craig Smith, now judge of the 192nd District Court in Dallas County.
Jonathan is a talented personal injury attorney in Texas, never intimidated by his adversaries. He is persistent and disciplined, always maintaining a focused eye on his clients’ 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 works with to do the same.
Jonathan is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the College of the State Bar of Texas, the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, and the National Trial Lawyers Association.
About Mike Miller
Since graduating from the University of Texas School of Law in 1984, Mike Miller has made it his mission to provide exceptional legal services to his local and out-of-state clients.
Mr. Miller focuses his practice on personal injury, commercial litigation, defective and dangerous products, admiralty and maritime and intellectual property.
For more than 35 years as a personal injury lawyer in Dallas Mr. Miller has assisted clients involved in high-stakes litigation, often resulting in unprecedented victories.
Mr. Miller assists Winocour Law as local counsel in state courts throughout eastern Texas, including in complex cases such as patent litigation. His legal advocacy is well-known with his opponents declaring him to be a formidable opponent.
Mr. Miller is a well-respected member of the legal community and has received several honors, including being listed in the Million Dollar Trial Lawyers.
He is an active member of the State Bar of Texas, East Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Board of Trial Advocates and the Harrison County Bar Association. He is board-certified in personal injury law.
SERVICE IS OUR PHILOSOPHY
Our philosophy is grounded in the notion that justice is truth in action. We serve our clients by maintaining that perspective at all times, allowing it to inform our approach to every stage of a case’s development.
PRINCIPLED TO THE CORE
Ethical client advocacy isn’t just a principle at Winocour Law, it’s THE principle. We formulate legal strategies designed to deliver maximum compensation to our clients, and we take the high road. Every. Single. Time.
SUCCESS AS PROCESS
Our conception of success is not simply a result. For us, success is repeated application of our core principles: integrity, zealous advocacy, and rigorous ethics. We don’t just approach every case with this outlook, we approach every day with this outlook.
Contingent, Hourly, & Fixed Fee Representation
We offer various payment arrangements for our clients. In most cases we work on a contingent fee basis, meaning our clients pay nothing unless we are able to recover compensation for them. At the end of representation, we recover our fees, as well as our costs and expenses, from the total settlement or judgment. We are also willing to work on hybrid payment arrangements, frequently in the commercial tort context, where our clients pay a reduced hourly rate, or a fixed fee, or agree to cover expenses and costs as they are incurred, and we take a reduced percentage interest in the final recovery. We are also willing to work on an hourly basis, or on a fixed fee basis in certain circumstances.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Your Fees?
Non-contingent matters are billed at negotiable hourly rates, with negotiable initial retainers. We are also willing to enter into hybrid fee agreements if your case merits it.
We are transparent and accountable with our billing practices, and you will never wonder where your money is being spent, or where your recovery went.
Can You Help With Medical Expenses?
What About Your Past Results?
What Areas of Law Do You Specialize In?
While the vast majority of the cases we try are personal injury and catastrophic loss cases, we also try cases that involve business disputes, contractual disputes, allegations of criminality, and fraud, to name a few.
How Much Does It Cost?
Our hourly rates are negotiable, and we are willing to enter into hybrid contractual arrangements (where a portion of the fee is recovered after the conclusion of litigation, assuming we are successful, and a reduced hourly rate is charged during litigation).
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