Jack B. Winters, Jr. is of counsel to Singleton Schreiber’s Insurance Recovery and Bad Faith practice group. He has over 46 years of experience in all areas of civil litigation, with a particular expertise in insurance bad faith and coverage litigation.
The recipient of the San Diego Trial Lawyers Award for Outstanding Trial Lawyer, Mr. Winters has successfully prosecuted bad faith cases to trial and verdict against Farmers Insurance Company, State Farm Insurance Company, Transamerica Insurance Company, CalFarm Insurance Company, and New Hampshire Insurance Company, among others. His 1991 award against Transamerica Insurance Company was the largest award against an insurer on an individual policy in the history of the State. After his recent experience as lead counsel in the landmark case of McHugh v. Protective Life, Mr. Winters is considered the foremost expert in California on issues regarding life insurance policies. In another landmark case decided in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Mr. Winters became one of the few attorneys to successfully litigate a multi-
million dollar ERISA class action case in California.
Mr. Winters is a former insurance defense counsel and one of the founders of the San Diego Defense Lawyers. He was trained in all forms of insurance litigation through his association and then partnership in the firm of McCormick and Royce. He founded his own firm in 1984, focusing on insurance coverage and insurance bad faith litigation. Mr. Winters also consults as an expert witness. He has qualified as an expert on issues
related to insurance coverage, interpretation of insurance coverage, and areas of the law related to insurance litigation.
Mr. Winters holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and earned his law degree at the University of San Diego School of Law. He is admitted to practice in California state and federal courts.
San Diego County Bar Association
Business Attorneys of San Diego
Consumer Lawyers of San Diego
Consumer Attorneys of California, Founder and Past Member of Board of Directors
San Diego Defense Lawyers Association
Past Member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
American Bar Association
California Bar Association
Defense Research and Trial Lawyers Association
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, 1974
University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 1978
- State of California
- United States District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California