A native of Augusta, Arkansas, Winston attended high school at Harding Academy in Searcy, AR and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in both English and Political Science. While there, Winston was a Chancellor’s Scholar, a Dean’s Scholar, was elected by the student body as one of five Senior Class Favorites and was ultimately honored by being inducted into the Ole Miss Hall of Fame before graduating.
After graduating from Ole Miss, he came back home to Arkansas, where he attended law school at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, graduating in 2007. During law school, he had the distinct privilege of being able to study in the International Law Program at Downing College in Cambridge, England. Winston was actively involved in numerous associations during his time in law school. He was the Region 9 Champion of the 2007 National Trial Competition, on the Dean’s List, a Semi-Finalist, and runner up for Best Oralist, in the 2006 Benjamin J. Altheimer Moot Court Competition and Vice Chairman of the Board of Advocates.
In his years of practicing law, Winston has a wide range of experience in handling everything from small business practices to complex civil litigation in both state and federal court. He has experience representing Arkansas banks and landowners involving property and mineral issues.
Winston has also served as General Counsel and Director of Government of Affairs for ARcare and KentuckyCare, where he has gained valuable experience in healthcare law and policy.
He is a member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, serves on the Board of Directors for the Bank of Augusta, serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Crossroads Coalition, is the Vice President of the Augusta Area Chamber of Commerce and the President of the Woodruff County Library Foundation Board of Directors.
Winston has served as the Chair of the Democratic Party of White County, Chairman of the White County Election Commission, a Member of the House of Delegates for the Arkansas Bar Association, President of the White County Bar Association. In 2009 he was featured in Arkansas Business’s “The New Influentials: 20 in their 20’s”, a piece spotlighting young talent across the State of Arkansas.
Winston and his wife, Gentry, have four children, Vivi, Corinne, Win and Mary Motley.
Winston focuses his practice on business and personal litigation, including family law, as well as banking and health care. He serves our business clients in many ways, not only as an attorney but as a registered lobbyist, monitoring and advocating for legislation on the State and Federal level.