Winston A. Denmark
Why Do I Practice Civil Law?
I am the chief litigator of Fincher And Denmark, focusing on complex litigation before state and federal courts. I began my legal career as a judicial law clerk for Judge Joseph A. Wilson, II of the Circuit Court of South Carolina. Following his clerkship in 1997, I joined Haynesworth Sinkler Boyd P.A., a large South Carolina law firm where I represented SCANA Corporation and AT&T in regulatory proceedings and in employment litigation in federal court. I have also served as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law where I taught legal research and writing to first year law students.
I continued my utility practice when I joined the Atlanta office of Troutman Sanders, LLP in 1999, representing Southern Company and its affiliates in regulatory matters before state public service commissions and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C. My practice also involved franchising and right-of-way acquisitions with local governments. In 2001, I joined the DeKalb County Attorney’s office where I specialized in Section 1983 litigation in federal court. I represented the DeKalb Sheriff’s Department and the DeKalb Police Department in lawsuits by detainees alleging excessive force, false arrest and various civil rights violations.
I have also successfully litigated against the owners of multiple adult entertainment establishments for violation of DeKalb County ordinances. Since joining Fincher And Denmark in 2004, I have honed my expertise in local government law. I routinely represent city officials in litigation involving land use and zoning, nuisance abatement, labor and employment, construction, taxation and alcohol licensing. I provide advice on a daily basis to department heads and city managers and I also serve as legal counsel at meetings of city council. I have argued multiple cases to the Georgia Supreme Court for both private and local government clients.
What Makes Us Uniquely Qualified to Defend You?
- Wide variety of legal services offered
- Successful outcome of past cases
- Extensive litigation experience
We Have Handled/Dealt with Cases for:
- Civil Litigation
- Local Government
- General Practice & Trial Law
- School & College Law
- Intellectual Property
How Will You be Treated by Me?
I am the chief litigator at Fincher And Denmark, and I focus heavily on complex litigation before state and federal courts. My track record as a local government litigator is second to none. I have successfully litigated cases in State, Superior, and Appellate State Supreme Court involving a variety of issues, including constitutional tort claims and federal employment claims. I also have extensive experience in civil rights litigation.
- South Carolina Bar
- Georgia Bar
- Indiana State University, JD
- South Carolina State University, BA
Fincher Denmark & Minnifield LLC.
8024 Fairoaks Court
“Fincher & Denmark has taken great care of me. I have had several cases over the past couple of years with the firm. I never worried about whether or not my case was being handled. They took care of me each and every time.”
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