Frank P. Winston - Lerner, Arnold & Winston, LLP  NYC“A victorious army wins its victories before seeking battle; an army destined for defeat fights in the hope of winning.”                                                    ~ Sun Tzu ~



Frank Winston, a partner in the New York City law firm of Lerner, Arnold & Winston (LAW), specializes in first party insurance litigation, personal injury (including labor law matters, medical malpractice, motor vehicle matters, premises liability and toxic torts), construction litigation and commercial litigation.


He has twenty years of experience representing insurance policyholders in matters against commercial, fire, disability and life insurance carriers. Frank’s expertise in these multiple specialties of law has evolved into a hybrid practice area focusing on the needs of insurance and personal injury claimants.  Frank has successfully represented victims of accidents involving construction, motor vehicle, medical malpractice and premises liability. His tenacity and precision for detailed fact-finding has made him a formidable adversary at trial.  During the course of his career, Frank has recovered millions of dollars of proceeds on behalf of his clients.  Two of his most notable achievements include a mediated settlement of a property damage claim, in excess of $2 million, arising from adjacent construction and a jury verdict in a medical malpractice action where the Plaintiffs were awarded over $2.5 million in damages.


As a resident of Monmouth County, New Jersey, Frank has first-hand knowledge of the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.  He has provided pro-bono services to homeowners in the area who have suffered extensive property damage; guiding them through the arduous claims process.  His vast knowledge and experience regarding property insurance coverage issues makes him a highly-sought after speaker on these topics.


Quality family time with his wife and 2 young daughters is the highlight of time spent away from the office.



New York Law School; New York, New York; Juris Doctor, 1993

SUNY Albany; Albany, New York; B.A., Political Science, 1989


Bar Admissions

New York State Bar, 1994

New Jersey State Bar, 2004

Pennsylvania State Bar, 2012

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2014

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2004

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1997

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1994


Practice/Specialty Areas

  • First-party property insurance coverage actions
  • Disability insurance actions
  • Declaratory judgment actions involving general liability insurance policies
  • Property damage actions arising from negligence and adjacent construction
  • Personal injury actions arising from construction, motor vehicle, medical malpractice and premises liability



Publications/Speaking Engagements

New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA)

  • Handling Superstorm Sandy Flood Claims, November 2012

New Jersey Attorneys for Justice

  • Handling Superstorm Sandy Flood Claims, November 2012
  • Proving Wind Damage in Superstorm Sandy Claims, Meadowlands Seminar, April 2013

Harris Martin Superstorm Sandy Conference, New York City, June 2013

  • Finding Coverage for Superstorm Sandy Claims – A Primer for the Policyholder’s Attorney



New York State Trial Lawyers Association

New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ)

Monmouth County Lawyers Association